Nov 15, 2021

Namibia Call 2022

Residency program for Namibian artists working in the field of visual arts, literature/journalism, and digital practice.

Photos: Frank Kleinbach

Akademie Schloss Solitude has established a new residency program that will be committed to a long-term artistic and cultural exchange between Namibia and Germany. The program promotes Namibian artists, to integrate them into new artistic networks and to make their work visible to a wider German and international audience.

In the year of 2022, the program will organize three four-months residency fellowships for artists, writers/journalists, and practitioners from the digital field, from Namibia. The fellowship program will encompass events such as readings, exhibitions, discussions, and workshops as a form of output for audiences both in Namibia and Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The residencies are organized in the framework of a two-part workshop series curated by Namibian artist and historian Memory Biwa, which initiates a collective approach to the history of colonial relations between Namibia and Germany and develops new artistic narratives on this topic.

Artists from the field of visual arts (production and mediation), literature/journalism, and digital practice with a specific interest in the areas of restitution/reparation, cultures of remembrance, and digital colonialism are welcome to apply until December 19, 2021.




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),
  • Project funding and one-off materials subsidy,
  • Health insurance.



The application material is submitted online and should include:

  • A project outline that deals with the topics of restitution/reparation, cultures of remembrance, or digital colonialism in an artistic way (max. 1 Din A4 page),
  • A short biography and informative portfolio or documentation of previous artistic work.

All documents can be sent in PDF format via e-mail to:

The fellowship will be awarded for the period of May 1 to August 31, 2022.

The final date for applications is December 19, 2021.

The choice of artists will be made by two independent jury members.

For further inquiries, please contact: Sophie-Charlotte Thieroff,



The residency program is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg as part of the Namibia initiative of the state of Baden-Württemberg.