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  • Edith Russ Haus New Media Stipends
    Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Katharinenstrasse 23, D-26121 Oldenburg, Germany

    The Edith Russ Site for Media Art will award three six-months work stipends (10,000 Euros each) from July to December, for artists working in New Media. There are no age limitations. Submitted project proposals will be reviewed by an international Jury. A minimum residency of one month is required. Deadline in February.

  • Kunstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral
    00 49 2603 9419 16
    00 49 2603 9419 0
    Villenpromenade 11, D-56130 Bad Ems, Germany

    The Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is an institution of the Foundation for Culture in Rheinland-Pfalz. It is a place of artistic production, theoretical reflection and social and artistic contact. It promotes artists and under special circumstances, theoreticians from around the world through the allocation of residential fellowships. The Kuenstlerhaus also has the objective of reaching the public through events such as lectures, seminars, concerts and exhibitions. Since its foundation in 1995, the work of artists here has covered the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic art, design, photography as well as theory. Deadline: usually mid-summer.

  • Akademie Schloss Solitude
    Solitude 3, D-70197 Stuttgart, Germany
    00 49 711 99 619 0

    Akademie Schloss Solitude is a public foundation that operates an international residency program supporting young artists. Hundreds of artists from the artistic disciplines of music / sound, architecture, literature, design, film / video / new media, and both visual and performing arts have participated in the program since it was founded in 1990. A close-knit worldwide alumni network of these artists has evolved and continues to revolve around Akademie Schloß Solitude. Fellowships are awarded to artists who who are not older than 35 or if so have completed a degree no more than five years before applying to Akademie Schloss Solitude. Fellowships are granted for either six or twelve months.

  • Künstlerdorf Schoppingen
    Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schoppingen, Feuerstiege 6, D-48624 Schoppingen, Germany
    00 49 255 593810
    00 49 255 5938120

    Grants for visual arts, new media art, interdisciplinary projects, literature and composition will be awarded each year. Different juries of experts decide on the incoming applications. Deadline for applications is 15th of September of the current year. All necessary information will appear some weeks before this term on our website.

    The monthly stipend amounts to 1025,- Euros. An amount for the operating expenses of the apartments or studios of about 100,- to 200,- Euros has to be payed of this. There is an obligation to spend the artist in residence stay on place.

  • Artists Unlimited
    Guest Studio Application, August Bebel Strasse 94, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

    Artists Unlimited is an artists association and art house that combines living and working under one roof since 1985. The project runs a gallery and a guest studio and has until now financed three-month-grants for 70 guest artists from all over the world. The house pays a grant of Euros 550 a month to buy food and materials. They do not pay for travelling expenses. Applications accepted between the 1st of September and the 1st of October.

  • Robert Bosch Stiftung
    Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Heidehofstrasse 31, D-70184 Stuttgart
    00 49 711 46084 0
    00 49 711 46084 1094

    The projects supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung highlight the contributions people from different cultural and language backgrounds make to contemporary German culture. The competitions organized by the Robert Bosch Stiftung are designed to help develop and disseminate good ideas in a number of different areas. The foundation also runs these international competitions to promote social and cultural exchange.

  • LoBe Art
    Scherer Strasse 7, 13347 Berlin, Germany

    The aim of the project is to develop meaningful research networks, by giving artists from the UK the opportunity to collaborate with Berlin based artists, writers and theorists.

  • Heinrich Böll House Langenbroich
    Applications to: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Frau Sigrun Reckhaus, Antwerpener Str. 19, 50672 Köln, Germany
    00 49 221 283 4850
    00 49 221 510 2589

    The working grants are not primarily linked to specific projects - the important thing is to create the right conditions for a good working atmosphere. To this end an accompanying programme of events should be organized. The association will try to arrange readings, discussions, seminars and exhibitions. 

    Usually the grants are awarded for periods of four month at sums about 950 € per month. Accommodation in the apartments is free. The foundation will refund the travelling expenses. During the stay in the Heinrich Böll House the guests will be assured. 




  • Berliner Kunstlerprogramm
    Markgrafenstrasse 37, D-10117 Berlin

    The Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme, Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, is one of the most renowned international programmes offering grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, film as well as dance/performance. Each year, some 20 grants are awarded to international artists for an approximately one-year stay in Berlin. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply. In the field of visual arts, a jury recommends artists for invitation.

  • Kuenstlerhaeuser Worpswede
    00 49 4792 1380
    Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Bergstraße 1, 27726 Worpswede, Germany
    00 49 1792 2112

    Situated 25km north-east of Bremen, Kuenstlerhauser Worpswede is an international residency centre that has hosted over 400 artists from thirty-five countries since it was founded in 1971. Residencies of six, nine and twelve months are offered in eleven studios. Grants towards residency costs vary according to length of stay. Access to a darkroom and print workshop is available. Applications for grants should be submitted directly to the Ministry of Culture and Science in Hanover.

This article is from the Artlaw Archive of Henry Lydiate's columns published in Art Monthly since 1976, and may contain out of date material.
The article is for information only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.
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