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Johanna Sebauer Receives Residency Scholarship at the mare-Künstlerhaus

Johanna Sebauer Receives Residency Scholarship at the mare-Künstlerhaus

The Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media and the Roger Willemsen Foundation enable five Hamburg artists, including Johanna Sebauer, to spend four weeks at Roger Willemsen's former villa in Wentorf working on their projects. Out of approximately 30 applications, the Board of Trustees of the Roger Willemsen Foundation selected the visual artist Katharina Duve as well as the writers Marc Degens, Sebastian Stuertz, Johanna Sebauer and Leona Stahlmann for the residency fellowships in the mare-Künstlerhaus.

Today's mare-Künstlerhaus at the Mühlenteich in Wentorf near Hamburg was the last residence of the author and publicist Roger Willemsen, who died in 2016. Thanks to his close friend Nikolaus Gelpke, publisher of the mareverlag, the villa was made available to the Roger Willemsen Foundation as a residence for artists. Since 2018, scholarship holders from various artistic fields have been living and working here, supported by the Roger Willemsen Foundation. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Foundation have designed a joint residency programme. The fellowship includes a four-week stay at the Villa Willemsen as well as an expense allowance of 1,000€.

Johanna Sebauer was born in Vienna in 1988 and grew up in Burgenland. She studied political science in Vienna and journalism in Aarhus, Santiago de Chile and Hamburg, where she has lived since 2013. Today she works in the field of science communication at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut. Since April 2020, she has been a member of the Hamburg Writers' Room. At the mare-Künstlerhaus she would like to continue working on her debut novel "Nincshof".


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