About us

kaethe:k Kunsthaus is a professional art studio setting for artistically talented persons with disabilities working on visual art forms such as painting, graphics, plastic arts and media arts. We’re serving the idea of equal opportunity and effective access to the arts and the cultural world by supporting artists with disabilities in their own studio practice and by facilitating their growth through our art agency, our educational program and our extensive network.

kaethe:k Kunsthaus is a project by the GKS Inklusive Dienste Ltd., a non-profit company belonging to the Gold-Kraemer-Foundation group. The company develops innovative job prospects for persons with disabilities in cooperation with the LVR (Regional Association of the Rhineland), the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Federal Employment Agency) and the GWK GmbH (Sheltered Workshops Cologne Ltd.).


Melanie Schmitt
Artistic Director

Maren Walter
Deputy Head

Lea Hossbach
Artistic Assistant

Mona Kakanj
Artistic Assistant

Marie Sturm
Artistic Assistant

Christina van Hooijdonk
Artistic Assistant

Adam Sitek

Ute Hansen
Social Pedagogue

Bea Lukasewitz
Social Pedagogue

Inclusion Expert

Stella Hahn