Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and organizes an annual art exhibition NordArt, taking place since 1999, with about 250 selected artists from all over the world. As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, the NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art. Year after year the exhibition redefines itself anew, setting new priorities. NordArt ranks among the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. The vast aisles of the historic iron foundry serve as its stage, with their 22,000 square meters of floor space and the adjacent 80,000 square meters large sculpture park. Interacting with the impressive scenery of the industrial architecture the artworks develop a distinct atmosphere, taking the visitors on an incomparable journey around the world through art.
NordArt-Prize The NordArt-Prize worth €10.000 is being sponsored by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Public Choice Award The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favorite artist. The three winners are invited to participate again in next years NordArt. Each award is worth €1.000.