at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
in Bad Ems, Germany
Deadline: 29 June 2013
Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, founded in 1995, is an institution of the Foundation for Culture in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is a place of artistic production, theoretical reflection, discussion and meeting. Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral supports visual artists from the variious disciplines – painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, video and new media – from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence scholarships.
For 2014, the residence fellowships will be awarded exclusively for painting. In future, each fellowship will be awarded for a different artistic genre. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilization among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc. For 2014, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is awarding two 3-month residential fellowships and four 9-month residential fellowships.
International scholarships and one project grant for an artist living in Germany for six months, starting in April each year. All scholarships are endowed with 1.400 Euro per month and include free accommodation (except project grant) at the Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral.
Eligible to apply for a Balmoral fellowship are visual artists of any age from Germany and around the world. The focus of artistic work for the residential fellowships for 2014 must be on the medium of painting, whereby painting does not necessarily mean just ‘paint on canvas’. Formal and conceptual exploration of the limits and possibilities of the genre are also welcome.
The preconditions for applicants for the residential fellowships for visual artists are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable) and three years of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of studies until the beginning of the fellowship. Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes.
Knowledge of German or English is expected.
See website for application guideline.