Künstlerhaus was founded in 1978 as an initiative of Stuttgart artists and has since developed into a contemporary art institution of regional and international significance. Focal points of the exhibition and event programming include the mediation of current tendencies in genres of art, architecture, design and theory, as well as the conjunction of local and international debates. In addition, the Künstlerhaus hosts technical workshops accessible to members, and a studio program.
Künstlerhaus is located in the building of a former luggage factory in Reuchlinstrasse 4b in Stuttgart-West. It has four levels with 600 sq meters of exhibition space. The Künstlerhaus is financed through the city of Stuttgart and additional private and public funds.