Akademie Schloss Solitude is happy to announce the start of the call for applications for its international and transdisciplinary artist-in-residence-program. The call for approximately 65 residency fellowships from 2024 to 2026, of six to twelve months in duration, runs from September 1 to November 30, 2023.

International artists 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 (education, mediation, theory), SCIENTIFIC (humanities, social, natural and economic sciences.

Akademie Schloss Solitude’s wide-ranging fellowship program promotes the interrelationship of art and science across all disciplines and fields of practice. Its unique model affords artists and scientists valuable freedom to develop their work and perform research in both a physical and digital context. Residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude enable fellows to devote themselves to their research projects under favorable material and intellectual conditions.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to apply online on the application platform of Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Please find more detailed information about the fellowship programhere.

Questions will only be answered by e-mail:

Go to application platform

Akademie Schloss Solitude supports young artists and scientists through residential fellowships.
Find out more about the Akademie here:

A residential fellowship means that you will oblige yourself to live and work at Akademie Schloss Solitude for a time span of six to twelve months.

Are you interested in applying for a residential fellowship?

The application round starts on September 1, 2023, and ends on November 30, 2023 (23:59 PST). During this time you will have to complete and hand in your application.

After registering on this website you will be able to apply online and you will be guided through the application process.


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).

The fellowship includes the following benefits:

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

You can apply if

  • you have completed your studies
    Please note that applications from those still enrolled in degree programs during the application round will not be considered. PhD candidates may submit applications,
  • you speak English, or German or French. The knowledge of either English, German or French is a prerequisite for application,
  • you are willing to have your permanent residence in Stuttgart for the fellowship’s duration (obligation to register as a Stuttgart citizen during the residence).

International artists and scientists, as well as cultural professionals are invited to apply for fellowships in the spheres listed here:

VISUAL – Visual arts and media
Including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film, video, printing, ceramics, textiles, performance

AURAL & PHYSICAL – Music and performing arts
Including music, music interpretation and composition, sound installation, sound performance, dance, choreography, drama, theater, music theater, dramaturgy, directing

DIGITAL – Digital Solitude
Including digital art, gaming, hacking, computing, programming, web-based video production and installation, digital journalism, digital publishing

SPATIAL – Architecture and design
Including architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, applied arts, design, stage design, fashion design, costume design, product design, furniture design

TEXTUAL – Literature and language
Including German-language and international literature in all written forms (dramatic texts, lyric poetry, prose, essay, and translation)

SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK – Education, mediation, theory
Including art criticism, critical theory, curation, art education, socially engaged art

SCIENTIFIC – art, science & business/Humanities, social, natural and economic sciences
Including philosophy, anthropology, biology, botany, physics, mathematics, computer science, cultural studies, ecology, gender studies, history, law, public policy, medicine, political science and political theory, psychology, sociology, economics, and finance

Who has to pay the application fee?

The application fee is an administrative fee which covers the extra costs the Akademie Schloss Solitude has through the application process (eg. additional staff, processing of applications, organisation and implementation of jury meeting etc.)

You will have to pay the application fee of 15 Euro

  • if you live in an industrial country (see list of countries).
    An applicant from an industrial country is a person who lives and works in an industrial country during the application process.
    Please note: The nationality of the applicant is not relevant.

You will NOT have to pay the application fee of 15 Euro

  • if you live and are registered in a non-industrial country during the application period
    (see list of countries). Please note: The nationality of the applicant is not relevant.

The deadline for all payments is November 30, 2023 (23:59 PST)!

Payment is possible through the payment scheme on this website by PayPal, credit card or (in some European countries) by bank transfer (Sofortüberweisung).
Potential fees will be at the expense of the applicant.

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