Deadline: 30 April 2019
Call for entries

Call for applications for the fellowship program 2020–2021
residential fellowships in 2020–2021 at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart, Germany

Akademie Schloss Solitude is an international Artist-in-Residence Program and has supported approximately 1,400 young artists from more than 120 countries since opening its doors in 1990. It creates a close-knit, global and transdisciplinary network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. Application rounds for Solitude fellowships are held every two years. The jury awards a maximum of 65 fellowships for a period between six, nine or twelve month.

The current call for applications runs from March 1 through April 30, 2019 (12 pm CET).

International artists and scientists from the following spheres of practice can apply for a fellowship: VISUAL (visual arts and media), AURAL & PHYSICAL (music and performing arts), DIGITAL/Digital Solitude (digital art, gaming, digital journalism, digital publishing), SPATIAL (architecture and design), TEXTUAL (literature and language), SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK (education, mediation, theory), SCIENTIFIC/art, science & business (humanities, social, natural and economic sciences.)

For the first time in its 30-year history, Akademie Schloss Solitude is expanding its profile with the addition of athematic focus to the 2019 application round for fellows joining the Akademie in 2020–2021. From 2020 onward, Akademie Schloss Solitude in cooperation with KfW Stiftung is launching a new program with a specific content-related focus, which a group of seven fellows is invited to investigate in any way they wish over a period of nine months. With this thematic focus, the Akademie wishes to consolidate the importance accorded by society to transdisciplinary and discursive-artistic work, providing content-related momentum.
Who can apply?
International artists, scientists, and cultural professionals are invited to apply for fellowships in the spheres listed above. The candidates should not be older than 40. Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered. Applications of artist groups are possible. The main language is English.

The decision regarding the fellowships’ allocation is taken by independent specialist jurors responsible for the various spheres. Fellowships are usually awarded for a period between six, nine or twelve months.

The Solitude fellowship is a residential fellowship. Fellows are obliged to spend at least two thirds of their fellowships at the Akademie.

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).

Application deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Contact adresses/URL:

Applicants will find all information, be able to register and download the application form on the application page:

Further information about the call for the residential fellowship in general, and for the thematic call in specific can be found via the following link: