A painting by Palauan artist Benardeno Rdulaol. (File Photo/ Rhealyn C. Pojas)

State Minister Faustina Rehuher-Marugg said that they will be looking for a qualified Palauan artist who can participate in Hamburg’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

Rehuher-Marugg, in an interview, said that the Ministry of State (MOS) is now working with the Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs (MCCA) and the German Consulate for the program.

Under the Artist-in-Residence Program, the chosen Palauan artist will be brought to Germany and spend three months there to work on art-related projects. The artist will be expected to do presentations, research, and launch an art exhibit, according to Rehuher-Marugg, that is why they are very keen on the selection process.

Rehuher-Marugg said that they are looking for an artist who has a ‘higher level’ output and experience.

The minister said that the deadline for the submission of applications will be in about two months from now.

Rehuher-Marugg, who was in Germany last month to attend the Berlin Climate and Security Conference, had the chance to visit again the Hamburg Museum and met other German officials.

The minister added that aside from attending the conference, it was also a chance for Palau to develop its relationship with Germany. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)