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Solitude Fellowship

Fully Funded Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship Program 2020-21

Fully Funded
Country: Germany
City: Stuttgart
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The Solitude fellowship is a residential fellowship. Fellows are obliged to spend at least two thirds of their fellowships at the Akademie. All fellows must have their permanent residence in Stuttgart for the fellowship’s duration (obligation to register residence).

Moreover, Akademie Schloss Solitude is an international Artist-in-Residence Program and has supported approximately 1,400 young artists from more than 120 countries since opening its doors in 1990. It creates a close-knit, global and transdisciplinary network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year.

Furthermore, application rounds for Solitude fellowships are held every two years. The jury awards a maximum of 65 fellows.

In addition, 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 Solitude (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 fellowship includes the following benefits:

  • A free, furnished living/working studio including electricity, water and heating,
  • Also, 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,
  • Also, Project funding and one-off materials subsidy,
  • Health insurance in the case of non-EU fellowship candidates.


  • International artists, scientists, scholars, and business representatives are invited to apply for fellowships in the spheres listed above.
  • Also, The candidates should not be older than 40.
  • Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered; PhD students may submit applications.
  • Also, A very limited number of fellowships can be awarded regardless of the applicants’ age.
  • Applications of artist groups are possible.
  • Double applications to the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) and the AkademieSchloss Solitude are not permitted. Applicants whose applications are refused during the current selection procedure may send in applications during two other rounds (maximum).
  • Also, Former fellows of the Akademie Schloss Solitude are not eligible.
  • Knowledge of either German and/or English is a prerequisite for application


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerAkademie Schloss Solitude



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