For the fourteenth time, Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting approx. 70 residency fellowships of three to twelve months
in duration. More than 1.000 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, fiction and documentary).
With this year’s application round for residency fellowships from 2013–2015, two further fellowships for filmmakers (fiction and documentary) will be allocated within the discipline Video/Film/New Media. Each residency fellowship is endowed with 10.000 Euro (stipend and project budget) and is awarded in cooperation with the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg.
A specialist juror, jointly selected by the MFG Filmförderung and Akademie Schloss Solitude is responsible for the allocation of the fellowships. The final selection will be made in cooperation with the acting juror for Video/Film/New Media.
The jurors for these two further fellowships from 2013–2015 are Böller und Brot (Wiltrud Baier and Sigrun Köhler)
. Besides the artistic and filmic quality of the application, the applicant’s interest in cooperating with the film, art, and music scene in Baden-Württemberg will be crucial.
The general application criteria and modalities will apply. Interested persons are asked to apply within the discipline Video/Film/New Media.
Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities
(including social sciences), Exact Sciences/Computer Sciences
(with this year‘s focus on computer science, human computer interaction, electrical engineering, information systems, information science, and free and open source software), Economy/Economics
, and Chess
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 1,100 per month, in addition to free lodging.
The independent jury consists of the jury chairperson Corinne Diserens
and eleven specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.
The jurors for this year's application round are: Raqs: Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta
(Visual Arts), Eyal Weizman
(Architecture), Bojana Cvejic
(Performing Arts), Saâdane Afif
(Design), Maxi Obexer
(Literature), Jean-Luc Plouvier
and Tom Pauwels
(Music/Sound) and Jean-Pierre Rehm
(Video/Film/New Media). For the art, science & business program
: Sarat Maharaj
(Humanities), Seda Gürses
(Exact Sciences) Akseli Virtanen
(Economy/Economics) and Enrique Irazoqui
Application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (Postmark).
As of July 2 (0.00 CET), application forms can ONLY
be downloaded from the application website
Go to APPLICATION WEBSITE