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Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

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Situated on a Baroque style castle once the summer residence of Duke Carl Eugen in 1763, the Akademie Schloss has two façades. One is open to the public and has a gallery for exhibitions, a laboratory for innovation and an arena for discourse. Then there is the Solitude, a retreat for art and living, with 45 furnished live/work studios, a lecture hall, workshops, computer stations, a library, a cafeteria and additional public areas.

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Residency Address

Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart, Germany

Who Can Apply:

Fellowship (Residency) is open to applicants of all nationalities in the field of visual arts performing arts, design, literature, music/sound, video/film/media. Those above 35 years of age are required to have completed a university or college degree within the past five years. Currently enrolled university or college students are not eligible. Command of one of the following three languages is assumed – English, German or French.

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Application deadline and fees:

The application round for 2017 takes place from September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.  50 to 70 fellowships are allocated every 24 months.

Residency Length:

Three to Twelve months, decided upon by the jury.

Residency Expectations:

It is expected that the resident artist spends at least two-thirds of their time at Akademie Schloss Solitude and that the project is completed within the residency duration.

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Residency Fees:

None, admission by application and upon selection


Support for resident:
A shared apartment / studio, furnished and with electricity, water and heat (utilities are provided free). A stipend amounting to Euro 1,150 monthly.  A one-time financial support for travelling to Stuttgart from place/country of residence and the return costs.  Use of workshops (under the supervision of the technical director) are free for residents.
A supplement for so-called double housekeeping; Subsidy of freight cost for the transport of materials, tools and instruments to and from Stuttgart; a project promotion subsidy and a one-time materials subsidy; in the case of non-German guests (from non EU-countries), part of their health insurance expenses.

The Akademie may also offer additional financial support, depending on its available budget and at its discretion.

What the resident is expected to pay/arrange for him/herself:

Costs of the balance after partial financial support.

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Additional Information

Akademie Schloss Solitude has a Digital Residency version called Digital Solitude. Receiver of the fellowship is not required to spend as much time (if at all) in the residency.

Contact or link for more information

Website: http://www.akademie-solitude.de/en/fellowship/residency/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Akademie.Solitude/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/solitudenetwork

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