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Kunst und Natur e.V.

Steinfurth is a small village near the Hanseatic city of Greifswald, first mentioned in a document in 1405. In the village there is a destroyed church and reminds of the medieval times. The very active community is currently trying to restore part of this monument and use it for cultural events such as concerts or exhibitions. The old cultural house of Steinfurth was built in 1955 and served as a meeting place for a long time. With the fall of the Berlin Wall and due to its short-term use as a refugee home, this function was lost. In 2011, the artist couple Elisa and Mathias Bartoszewski bought the building and now use it with the Kunst und Natur e.V. for various art and cultural events.

The association wants to refresh life in the rural area through networking and cultural offerings and encourage a different lifestyle. We work together with artists, musicians and gardeners. We organize workshops, cultural events such as puppet shows, painting and music lessons, workshops, nature and garden tours, creative activities for children, youth and adults, exhibitions and readings.

Profile of the volunteers we would like to host:

  • open-minded, creative and sunny spirit
  • desire for artistic activities in rural areas 
  • desire to get involved, own ideas and the ambition to implement them with our help
  • Interest in art history and the will to acquire new knowledge
  • Ideally, one or the other is musical and plays an instrument

Your advantage as a volunteer at Kunst und Natur e.V.

  • the opportunity to learn how to develop projects like plays, concerts or art exhibitions
  • learn more about education for sustainable development and permaculture projects
  • get to know a diverse, creative and active village community
  • learn about public relations and networking

Accommodation & Connection

Our volunteers have the opportunity to live in a flat at the Culture House. The flat has its own pantry, a small bathroom, and a tuned piano. In addition, the large studio is available for project work. Karlsburg train station is 2 km away from the Kulturhaus, Swinoujscie (PL) and Berlin can be reached in a few hours by regional train. To Greifswald it takes about 20 minutes. In addition, a bicycle is available for excursions.

More information

Contact & application
Elisa und Mathias Bartoszewski
038355 68602

Kulturhaus Steinfurth, Dorfstrasse 15
17495 Steinfurth