In his will, Emil Possehl, a businessman and senator of Lübeck, bequeathed all his business interests to the Possehl Foundation, which ist now 103 years old.
The Possehl Foundation wants to make an active contribution to addressing the climate crisis, and
provides support to help those applying for funding to do so.
New Call for Entries: Until February 29, artists can apply for the POSSEHL PRIZE FOR LÜBECK ART 2024. This comes with an award of €8,000 for the realization of an artistic project. We look forward to receiving many beautiful project ideas!
The Cultural Spark* wins the KULTURGESTALTEN prize! The Culture Policy Society applauded “the visionary power of art and culture” at the ceremony in Augsburg on 20 October 2023. Prizes in other categories went to the Action Network Sustainability for Culture and Media, the WIR2.0 project by the city of Hanover, and Nicola Bramkamp, artistic director of Save the World ...
The Foundation has published catalogues about the international renowned artists Doris Salcedo and Matt Mullican, who received the Possehl Prizes for International Art 2019 & 2022, as well as a book by the historian Axel Schildt and a magazine by journalists from the economics magazine brand eins Wissen - two publications illustrating the history and the current role of the Foundation and the Hanseatic City of Lübeck ...
Possehl Foundation Lübeck
Beckergrube 38 – 52
Tel.: +49 (0)451 148-200
More about the Foundation
Here you can find our annual reports, Emil Possehl’s will, our art catalogues and publications to mark the 100th jubilee of the foundation.
Our articles of association
The Foundation only supports non-profit and charitable causes and “promotes all that is good and beautiful in Lübeck”.