Contemporary Art Romania

28 July 2008

Akademie Schloss Solitude application round

For the twelfth time in 18 years the international residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude – located in Stuttgart, Germany – is granting approx. 65 residency fellowships of three to twelve months in duration. From 2009 to 2011 a total funding amount of 1.36 millions will be distributed: 860.000 Euro for grants and appr. 500.000 Euro for projects.

A public foundation opened in 1990 and funded by the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, the Akademie Schloss Solitude operates an international residency program awarding live/work fellowships to artists. Hundreds of artists from over 75 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year.

International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (architecture design, urban studies, landscape design), Visual Arts (including performance art and curatorial practice), Performing Arts (stage design, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, dance, acting, musical theater, performance), Design (visual communication, fashion, costume, product or furniture design), Literature (theory/criticism, essay, poetry, fiction, translation), Music/Sound (sound installation, sound and music composition, sound and music performance) and Video/Film/New Media (including video installation).

For the second time, the application round also offers the possibility to apply for a residency fellowship in the art, science & business program. Scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities, the Natural Sciences and Economics are invited to apply.

Persons up to 35 or 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 1.000 per month, in addition to free lodging. The independent jury consists of a jury chairperson and specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.

The jurors for the twelfth application round are: Beatriz Colomina, Princeton/USA (Architecture), Dan Graham, New York/USA (Visual Arts), Christoph Schlingensief, Berlin/Germany (Performing Arts), Yves Béhar, San Francisco/USA (Design), Mircea Cartarescu, Bucharest/Romania (Literature), Lucia Ronchetti, Rome/Italy (Music/Sound) and Sarah Morris, New York/USA (Video/Film/New Media). For the art, science & business program: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford/USA (Humanities), Vadim Bolshakov, Boston/USA (Natural Sciences) and Caroline Gerschlager, Vienna/Austria (Economics).

Application deadline is October 31, 2008 (Postmark). As of July 1, application forms can be downloaded from the application website

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