The Association

The association “otte1 – Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus e.V.” runs the residence Ottestr. 1 in Eckernförde and makes it available to (international) scholarship holders as a place to work.
The funds received by the association from membership fees and donations are used exclusively for the purposes set out in the statutes (cf. Statutes).
The Board of Directors is elected for a period of two years and is currently composed of the following persons:
Norbert Weber (1st Chairperson), Anja Römisch (Deputy Chairperson), Matthias Herrmann (Treasurer), Klaus Buß and Rainer Beuthel (Assessors).
The ordinary general meeting takes place once a year, usually in spring.


of the Förderkreis Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus e.V.

§ 1 Name and Seat of the Association

The name of the Association is “Förderkreis Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus e.V.”. It has its seat in Eckernförde.

§ 2 Purpose of the Association

The Association exclusively and directly pursues charitable purposes within the meaning of the section “Tax-privileged purposes” of the German Tax Code.

The purpose of the Association’s activities is the promotion of artists through the operation of the Artists’ Residence Schleswig-Holstein. The residence is intended as a place of work for scholarship holders of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The association provides financial means for the promotion of artistic work and arranges exhibition opportunities for artists. The living expenses of the artists are not supported by the association. The association works on a non-profit basis. It does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes. Members shall not receive any benefits from the funds of the Association. No person may be favoured by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or by disproportionately high remuneration.

The income of the Association from membership fees and donations etc. shall be used exclusively for this statutory purpose. Expenditure for administrative purposes may only be used to cover costs.

§ 3 Membership

Membership is open to all natural and legal persons. Membership is acquired by written declaration of membership. The Executive Committee may refuse membership by majority vote if there is an important reason for doing so.

Membership ends

a) by death or – in the case of legal entities – by dissolution,
b) by resignation,
c) by exclusion.

Resignation from the Association is only possible at the end of a financial year by written declaration to the Executive Committee.

§ 4 Organs of the Association

The organs of the Association are

the Executive Committee
the General Assembly,
the Jury.

§ 5 Executive Committee

The Board shall consist of at least three and at most five persons. Of these, at least one person must have artistic expertise (art expert member of the Board). The Board shall be elected by the General Assembly for a period of two years. Re-election is permitted. In the event of the resignation of a member of the Executive Board, the Executive Board as a whole shall be entitled to appoint a new member on a provisional basis until the next General Assembly.

The Board shall elect the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson and the Treasurer from among its members. The Association shall be represented in and out of court by the Chairperson or, if he/she is prevented from doing so, by his/her deputy and another member of the Executive Committee. The Chairperson shall conduct the day-to-day business of the Association.

The Board shall constitute a quorum if more than half of the members of the Board, including the Chairperson or his/her deputy, are present.

The meetings of the Executive Committee shall be chaired by the Chairperson or – in his/her absence – by the Vice-Chairperson. The Executive Committee shall decide by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the head of the Executive Committee meeting shall have the casting vote.

§ 6 General Assembly

An ordinary General Assembly of Members shall take place once a year.

Extraordinary General Meetings shall be convened under the following conditions:

upon written request of at least 1/10 of the members to the Executive Board
stating the reasons at the same time,
in the event of special circumstances by the Executive Board.

The General Assembly shall be convened by the Executive Committee at least 14 days in advance by written invitation and/or advertisement in the local daily press, stating the agenda.

The General Assembly shall decide on

– Election and discharge of the Executive Committee
– Amendments to the Statutes
– acceptance of the annual report
– the membership fee
– exclusion of members
– election of the auditors
– dissolution of the Association

The members of the Executive Board who are experts in the field of art as well as at least three other persons who are experts in the field of art and who are appointed by the Executive Board shall constitute the jury. The jury shall decide on the awarding and extension of grants to visual and performing artists or authors. The modalities of the award shall be regulated by the Board. The jury decides by simple majority of the jury members present. In the event of a tie, the votes of the jury members who are also members of the Board shall be decisive.

§ 8 Dissolution of the Association

In the event of the dissolution of the Association or in the event of the discontinuation of tax-privileged purposes, the assets of the Association shall pass to the City of Eckernförde, which shall use them directly and exclusively for charitable, benevolent or ecclesiastical purposes.

§ 9 Fiscal Year

The business year shall be the calendar year.

Eckernförde, 3 April 2017