Schloß Genshagen (Brandenburg)

Schloß Genshagen The Genshagen Foundation promotes international understanding and dialogue in the fields of politics, business, science, scholarship and culture with a view to deepening German-French cooperation in Europe, particularly with their Eastern European neighbours. The George Sand - Frédéric Chopin Residential Programme offers artists of various genres the opportunity to spend 10 weeks at Schloss Genshagen near Berlin. This trilateral programme involves three artists, one each from Germany, Poland and France, who live and work together at Schloss Genshagen. At the end of the Residential Programme, the results of their joint artistic project are presented as work in progress. The scholarship is like a laboratory where new artistic journeys are embarked upon and works that enrich German-French-Polish cooperation in the cultural and social spheres can be created.

Target groups

The Programme is targeted at professional creative artists from Germany, France and Poland who work in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts, performing arts and media arts.


Alice Lorch
Residenzprogramm George Sand - Frédéric Chopin
Im Schloss
D-14974 Genshagen
Tel. +49 3378 80 59 31
Fax: +49 3378 87 00 13

Scholarship benefits:

  • A one-off payment of € 2,500 Euro + a variable amount to cover the cost of material (to be arranged)
  • A one-off payment of € 2,500 Euro + a variable amount to cover the cost of material (to be arranged)
  • Free accommodation in suites with cooking facilities at Schloss Genshagen, working space by arrangement
  • Organisational arrangements are made and artistic advice provided on location
  • Organisation of a final event in cooperation between the Genshagen Foundation, the Institut Français and the Instytut Polski in Berlin. Additional events during the Residencies are desirable and possible
  • Possibility to observe the Genshagen Foundation’s work as an Artiste associé and to advise the Foundation on trilateral projects


10 weeks
4 October to 20 November 2011

Application modalities:

The scholarship is publicly announced each year. Scholarship holders are selected by a trilateral specialist jury. Applicants are required to have a good knowledge of two of the three languages (German, French and Polish).

The application documents required, which should be sent by post and by email, are as follows:
  • Application form
  • Motivation letter (in English if possible)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Outline of the project idea (optional, no more than 20 lines)
The application deadline is 1 June 2011 (date of postmark)