Open Call

Call for applications for the fellowship program 2020–2021

Akademie Schloss Solitude

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Stuttgart, Germany


International artists and scientists are invited to apply from the following spheres of practice: 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). The candidates should not be older than 40. Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered; PhD students may submit applications. A very limited number of fellowships can be awarded regardless of the applicants’ age. Double applications to the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) and the Akademie Schloss Solitude are not permitted.

Number of Participants

The decision regarding the fellowships’ allocation is taken by independent specialist jurors responsible for the various spheres. Between 50 and 65 fellowships are awarded for a period between six, nine or twelve months. Applications of artist groups are possible. If you apply as part of an artist group each group member must fill in an application on their own behalf.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 11, 2019 - April 30, 2019


  • €1,200.00 stipend (monthly)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Film Editing Suite, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Piano




Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Festival, Forum, Grant, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Publication, Readings, Retreat, Round Tables, Self-Directed, Yoga


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Biotech, Book Arts, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Social Practice, Sound Art, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Web Design, Web Development


English, French, German

Program Description

The renowned Akademie Schloss Solitude is happy to announce its 17th call for applications for its international and interdisciplinary artist-in-residence-program. It has supported approximately 1,400 young artists from more than 120 countries since opening its doors in 1990. Application rounds for Solitude fellowships are held every two years. International artists and scientists are invited to apply from the spheres listed above. 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 in a 9-month program.

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