Get a €1200 Grant in the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship Program 2022-2023 (Age 40 or below)

Are you 40 years or below and have completed your studies?

Then apply for the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship Program 2022-2023 to participate and get a monthly fellowship grant of €1,200.

Application Deadline: November 30 2021


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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).
  • The Akademie also offers optional additional benefits which are adjustable in accordance with the current budget situation:
  • Transport expenses subsidy for the carriage of materials, tools, instruments and books to Stuttgart and from Stuttgart to the fellow’s home town,
  • Project funding and one-off materials subsidy,
  • Health insurance in the case of non-EU fellowship candidates.
  • Fellows may use the Akademie’s carpentry and metal workshops under the supervision of the resident managers. They also have access to a digital film editing studio, a printing and copying room, two small libraries and several computer workstations.
  • The Akademie maintains 42 living and working studios, and three guest studios. These studios are usually only equipped for one person due to their size and the buildings’ historic design. The Akademie does its best to accommodate families/partners. Please note that this is not always possible in the case of families/partners from abroad, because entry and residence regulations must be observed.


You can apply if

  • you are aged up to 40 years,
  • you have completed your studies
  • Please note that applications from those still enrolled in degree programs during the application round will not be considered. PhD candidates may submit applications,
  • you speak English, or German or French. The knowledge of either English, German or French is a prerequisite for application,
  • you are willing to have your permanent residence in Stuttgart for the fellowship’s duration (obligation to register as a Stuttgart citizen during the residence).

You cannot apply if

  • you are older than 40 years, (A very limited number of fellowships are awarded regardless of the applicants’ age. Decisions relating to the above will be made by the responsible jurors.)
  • you are still studying,
  • you are applying for a fellowship from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation) at the same time,
  • you are a former fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude.

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Application Instructions

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Applicants are obliged to register and pay the application fee (it’s an administration fee) of Euro 15 (no return of materials). This fee applies only to applicants from industrial countries (see list of countries).

About the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship Program

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.

Discover more opportunities from Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application Deadline: November 30 2021

  • New jurors are appointed every 24 months.
  • The international first-rate jury guarantees that the chosen fellows are of a high artistic and scientific level.
  • The jurors base their decisions on the qualitative aspects of work samples submitted by the applicants. 
  • There is no legal entitlement to the allocation of a fellowship. The applicant will be informed of the jury’s decision in writing, but no reasons will be given. Individuals embarking on fellowships receive a foundation contract and a set of house rules. Fellowships are deemed legally effective after the foundation contract has been signed.

Program and Venues

  • The Solitude fellowship is a residency fellowship. At least two thirds of the fellowship period must be spent at the Akademie.
  • Applicants whose applications are refused during a specific selection procedure may send in applications during two other rounds (maximum).
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