Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Akademie Schloss Solitude

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg)
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The renowned Akademie Schloss Solitude is happy to announce its 17th call for applications for its international and interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program. Between 50 and 65 live/work residencies are awarded every two years. The application round for the fellowship program 2020–2021 runs from March 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019. More than 1,400 artists from more than 120 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. It is essential for the self-conception of Akademie Schloss Solitude that fellows of all spheres of practice are enabled to work and research free of daily pressures and presentation deadlines. Despite this, the Akademie offers the possibility to communicate and present projects to the public. Besides the realisation of numerous public events, the online platform Schlosspost allows international visibility of fellows and their projects.

International artists and scientists from the following spheres of practice can apply for a fellowship: VISUAL (visual arts and media), AURAL & PHYSICAL (music and performing arts), DIGITAL (digital art, gaming, digital journalism, digital publishing), SPATIAL (architecture and design), TEXTUAL (literature and language), SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK (education, mediation, theory), SCIENTIFIC/art, science & business (humanities, social, natural and economic sciences).

For the first time in its 30-year history, Akademie Schloss Solitude is expanding its profile with the addition of a thematic call. In cooperation with KfW Stiftung (, Akademie Schloss Solitude is launching the new program with the specific content-related focus »Mutations«. To foster transdisciplinary and transcultural dialogue between the arts, sciences and society, young professionals from all fields are invited to engage in this topic in a focused group conversation. The 9-month program aims to encourage critical reflection and artistic production as well as encounters across disciplines. 

Application guidelines:
International artists, scientists, and cultural professionals are invited to apply for fellowships in the spheres listed above. The candidates should not be older than 40. Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered. Applications of artist groups are possible. The main language is English. 

The decision regarding the fellowships’ allocation is taken by independent specialist jurors responsible for the various spheres. Fellowships are usually awarded for a period between six, nine or twelve months. The Solitude fellowship is a residential fellowship. Fellows are obliged to spend at least two thirds of their fellowships at the Akademie.

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).
Further information about the call for the residential fellowship in general, and for the thematic call in specific can be found in the attached pdf or via the following link:

The call for applications for fellowships in 2020 and 2021 is closed. 
Applications for fellowships in 2022 and 2023 will only be possible during the next application round which will take place in 2021. The exact time frame will be announced in due time.