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. Several fellowships are also awarded regardless of the applicant’s age. It is possible to complete a project within the framework of the fellowship. 50 to 70 fellowships are allocated every 24 months. Akademie Schloss Solitude has 45 studios at its disposal.
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), Time-based Media (including video, video installation, documentary and fiction film) and Web-based Media (web design, web development/coding, web art and digital journalism).
Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences(Culture and Geopolitics), Economy/Economics (Urban Policy) and History (its practices of writing and politics in the contemporary) are invited to apply.
At the beginning of a new application round, the Akademie stipulates a new central topic within the context of its art, science & business program which is designed to include not only fellows from all disciplines, but external specialists too. The Akademie views art, science and business as complementary rather than separate activities, which interact dynamically and encourage mutual productivity. To this end, fellows are selected in the fields of art, science & business, internal and public events are organized and publications are released. All fellows – artists, scientists and economists – are free to participate in projects related to the central topic.
Following a suggestion by the current jury chairman, Kaiwan Mehta, the Akademie will be organizing its art, science & business program around the central topic »The Practice of History in Everyday Life«. With this central topic, the Akademie would like to initiate a comprehensive interdisciplinary discussion about the practices of writing and politics of History in the contemporary and its implications in society.
Further information on the central topic.
The responsible specialist jurors (see jurors and selection process) make decisions on the allocation and the duration of the fellowships.
Fellowships are granted for three to twelve months.
One of the following three languages is assumed: German, English or French.
Simultaneous applications for fellowships from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg GmbH and from the Akademie Schloss Solitude are not permitted.
Applicants not selected in the current selection process can reapply a maximum of two more times. Former fellows of Akademie Schloss Solitude are not eligible.