Together with the National Art Gallery of Namibia and Goethe Institut Namibia, Akademie Schloss Solitude has been organizing the Namibia fellowship since 2020 as part of the Namibia Initiative of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The fellowship welcomes artists from Namibia and artists from Germany working between the fields of visual arts (this also includes performance, sound, and mediation), literature/journalism (prose, poetry, digital journalism) and digital practice (digital art, gaming, hacking, computing). Artists from Namibia can apply for a four-month residency at the Akademie in Stuttgart, artists residing in Germany for a four-month residency in Namibia.
The aim of this bilateral fellowship is to establish a long-term artistic and cultural exchange between Namibia and Germany. It is part of the Namibia Initiative, in the framework of which the state of Baden-Württemberg is dealing with the processing of its colonial heritage and its consequences.