Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship Programme for Artists, Scientists and Professionals 2022/2024

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Are you interested in applying for a residential fellowship? Akademie Schloss Solitude supports young artists, scholars, scientists, as well as cultural and economic professionals via residential fellowships.

Application deadline:  30th December 2021

Offered annually? Bi-annually

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Germany

Eligible Fields of Study: International artists, scientists, scholars, and business representatives are invited to apply for fellowships in the spheres listed here:

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VISUAL – Visual arts and media
Including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film, video, printing, ceramics, textiles, performance

AURAL & PHYSICAL – Music and performing arts
Including music, music interpretation and composition, sound installation, sound performance, dance, choreography, drama, theater, music theater, dramaturgy, directing

DIGITAL – Digital Solitude
Including digital art, gaming, hacking, computing, programming, web-based video production and installation, digital journalism, digital publishing

SPATIAL – Architecture and design
Including architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, applied arts, design, stage design, fashion design, costume design, product design, furniture design

TEXTUAL – Literature and language
Including German-language and international literature in all written forms (dramatic texts, lyric poetry, prose, essay, and translation)

SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK – Education, mediation, theory
Including art criticism, critical theory, curation, art education, socially engaged art

SCIENTIFIC – art, science & business/Humanities, social, natural and economic sciences
Including philosophy, anthropology, biology, botany, physics, mathematics, computer science, cultural studies, ecology, gender studies, history, law, public policy, medicine, political science and political theory, psychology, sociology, economics, and finance

About the Award: 

The candidates should not be older than 40 or have completed a university degree within the past five years. Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered; PhD students may submit applications. A very limited number of fellowships can be awarded regardless of the applicants’ age. Application rounds for Solitude fellowships are held every two years. The jury awards a maximum of 65 fellows. 45 live/work studios and three guest studios are available.

The Solitude fellowship is a residential fellowship. Fellows are obliged to spend at least two-thirds of their fellowships at the Akademie. All fellows must have their permanent residence in Stuttgart, Germany for the fellowship’s duration (obligation to register residence).

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • The candidates should not be older than 40 or have completed a university degree within the past five years.
  • Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered;
  • PhD students may submit applications.
  • A very limited number of fellowships can be awarded regardless of the applicants’ age.

Number of Awardees: 50 to 65

Value of Fellowship: The fellowship includes the following benefits:

  • A free, furnished living/working studio including electricity, water and heating,
  • A monthly fellowship grant of € 1,200,
  • Travel expenses for arrival and departure (on a one-time basis).

The Akademie also offers optional additional benefits which are adjustable following the current budget situation:

  • Transport expenses subsidy for the carriage of materials, tools, instruments and books to Stuttgart and from Stuttgart to the fellow’s hometown,
  • Project funding and one-off materials subsidy,
  • Health insurance in the case of non-EU fellowship candidates.

Duration of Fellowship: Scholarships are usually awarded for six, nine or twelve months.

How to Apply:

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Also visit the application page