Guiding principles

Akademie Schloss Solitude is an international and transdisciplinary artists’ residence. Its unique model affords artists and scientists valuable freedom to develop their work and perform research in both a physical and digital context. Akademie Schloss Solitude’s wide-ranging fellowship program promotes the interrelationship of art and science across all disciplines and fields of practice. Special programs address relevant thematic focuses. Akademie Schloss Solitude provides broad public access to artistic thought and action thanks to a diverse range of public events.

Akademie Schloss Solitude is a place of interaction. It has been offering fellows with different cultural experiences and expertise professional support and solidarity for over 30 years. The work at Akademie Schloss Solitude follows the principles of voluntary action and the embracing of results with transparency and openness. The long-term fellowships create time and space for multi-focal learning processes and collective productions. This freedom allows us to question existing knowledge hierarchies and develop alternative plans for the future.

Akademie Schloss Solitude makes a direct contribution to the internationalization of the region through the presence of fellows and collaborations with local and international partner organizations. Akademie Schloss Solitude also maintains lasting relationships with its international network of fellows. It accompanies artists and scientists as they pursue dialogue, carrying this out into the world. In its promotion of artistic thought and action, Akademie Schloss Solitude creates important momentum for social transformation.