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As an Alum I highly recommend LSers apply for this fellowship…


For the thirteenth time in 20 years the international residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude – located in Stuttgart, Germany – is granting approx. 65 residency fellowships of six to twelve months in duration. A public foundation opened in 1990 and funded by the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, the Akademie Schloss Solitude operates an international residency program awarding live/work fellowships to artists. More than 900 artists from around 100 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. The Akademie persues an intense exchange between artistic and scientific disciplines. With the art, science & business program the transfer of knowledge and experience between the arts, the sciences and economics can be deepened to create new synergies of creativity, inventiveness and management.

International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition) and Video/Film/New Media (including video installation). Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities (including social sciences), Jurisprudence/Labour Law and Economics (individually or suggested by a business) are invited to apply.

Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection. Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1,000 per month, in addition to free lodging. The independent jury consists of a jury chairperson and specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.

The jurors for the thirteenth application round are: Louisa Hutton/Matthias Sauerbruch (Architecture), Tacita Dean (Visual Arts), Xavier Le Roy (Performing Arts), Stefano Mirti (Design), Jalal Toufic (Literature), Berno Odo Polzer (Music/Sound) and Elia Souleiman (Video/Film/New Media). For the art, science & business program: Patricia Falguières (Humanities), Halton Cheadle (Jurisprudence/Labour Law) and Eduardo Gouthier-Macedo (Economy).

Application deadline is October 31, 2010 (Postmark). As of July 1 (0.00 CET), application forms can ONLY be downloaded from the application website http://application.akademie-solitude.de.


by [a former member] at 2010-06-30 14:48:05 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

31 Oct 2010 00:10
Thanks, Damaso, for posting this information. Since I recall you mentioned the last time that sometimes they do grant fellowships to those over 35, I went to the site and read the whole application pages, and indeed they do state that sometimes fellowships are granted to those over 35.

Now that I am in Austria, I am going to explore this possibility.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 01 Jul 2010 17:07 | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Yes they do have fellows over 35 so it is worth applying for!

by [former member] | 08 Jul 2010 14:07 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Hi! Thanks for posting Damaso.

by luis belmonte diaz | 14 Jul 2010 20:07 | S. Petersburg, Russia | | Report spam→
Sorry if this is a stupid question… but I dont see photography in the list… does it fall under Visual arts???

by Bitan Mukherjee | 15 Jul 2010 14:07 | Kolkata, India | | Report spam→
Well seeing as I am a former fellow and photographer I would say yes, it falls under visual arts. Would I post it here otherwise? Every round they seem to take at least one or two photographers I’d say…

by [former member] | 15 Jul 2010 16:07 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
thanks Damaso…

by Bitan Mukherjee | 16 Jul 2010 11:07 | Kolkata, India | | Report spam→
Hey Damaso…

Thank you for posting this..I almost forgot about the deadline on this….


by kraftwerkartphotography | 17 Jul 2010 08:07 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
what about international applications? how many fellowships they offer each year?

by Furqan | 17 Jul 2010 11:07 | Islamabad, Pakistan | | Report spam→
Thanks Damaso! no fee application from my country. Hurrah

by Tammy David | 21 Jul 2010 14:07 | Manila, Philippines | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 26 Jul 2010 17:07 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Last call coming up! get your applications in…

by [former member] | 22 Sep 2010 21:09 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→
A few of you have already gotten in touch with questions or seeking advice so to everyone else feel free to PM me if you are thinking of applying and need some further info! Good luck!

by [former member] | 28 Sep 2010 15:09 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→
Keep getting in touch guys, this is totally worth applying for!

by [former member] | 06 Oct 2010 12:10 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→
The comments above about them accepting applicants over the age of 35 is misleading. The Academie’s info states ‘those up to age 35, or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply.’ So it ain’t just anyone over the age of 35.

by Nigel Amies | 11 Oct 2010 12:10 | Vientiane, Laos | | Report spam→
Nigel is right. They tend to focus on people 35 or under but they also set aside a number of fellowships for artists of any age as well.

by [former member] | 12 Oct 2010 16:10 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→
Yes, perhaps they do Damaso, but presumably only if you’ve completed a university degree within the last five years. That’s what it says.

by Nigel Amies | 13 Oct 2010 02:10 (ed. Oct 13 2010) | Vientiane, Laos | | Report spam→
It does say that. it also says that at the juror’s discretion they will offer fellowships to artists of any age, thought these are a relatively small number.

“Several fellowships are also awarded regardless of the applicant’s age.”

As someone who has been a fellow I can vouch for that. the point is that the vast majority of fellows are under 35 regardless of when they completed their degree but a small number are older, mid career artists.

The point is anyone who thinks this might be a good opportunity should apply regardless of age!

by [former member] | 13 Oct 2010 10:10 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→
One last bump!

by [former member] | 17 Oct 2010 19:10 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→
Yeah, it’s worth a try.

by Nigel Amies | 18 Oct 2010 01:10 (ed. Oct 18 2010) | Vientiane, Laos | | Report spam→
Indeed Nigel…

by [former member] | 18 Oct 2010 11:10 | Vienna, United States | | Report spam→

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Tomoko Yamamoto, Multimedia Artist Tomoko Yamamoto
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luis belmonte diaz, Photographer luis belmonte diaz
Warsaw , Poland
Bitan Mukherjee, Bitan Mukherjee
Kolkata , India
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Islamabad , Pakistan
Tammy David, Photojournalist Tammy David
New York , United States ( LGA )
Nigel Amies, Photographer/writer Nigel Amies
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