Akademie Schloss Solitude residency program


For the thirteenth time in 20 years the international residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude – located in Stuttgart, Germany – is granting approx. 60 residency fellowships of six to twelve months in duration.


*Fellowships are awarded to artists who finished their basic studies not more than five years before applying to Akademie Schloss Solitude or who are not older than 35. University or college students will not be considered for selection. Several fellowships are also awarded regardless of the applicant’s age.

Disciplines available

*visual arts
*performing arts
*video/film/new media


*A combined apartment / studio, furnished with electricity, water and heat free of charge.
*A stipend amounting to Euro 1,000 monthly (plus one-time expenses incurred by the fellowship holder travelling to and from Stuttgart from his or her primary place of residence). The Akademie may also offer additional financial supplements, depending on its respective budget situation.
*A supplement for so-called double housekeeping;freight cost subsidy 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), assumption of part of their health insurance expenses.

Application procedure

Click here for the online application. Applicants are obliged to register and pay the application fee of € 15 (without return of materials) or € 20 (with return of materials). This fee applies only to applicants from industrialized countries.

For more info click here.

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  1. Concerning the Akademie Schloss Solitude residency : as per their 15-20 euro fee for having an application sent to you by e-mail, I sent payment 3 days ago and have yet to receive an application form. Their site has a place where you can send them questions, BUT the FAQ informs you that they don't answer individual questions "due to the high volume" they receive. I also tried e-mailing them at application@akademie-solitude.de. No response. At this point, I'm out 15 euros (20 dollars). There's a number for them in Germany (assuming they're not too busy to answer the phone). I suppose I'll try calling them (which means paying my cell phone company's rates for int'l calls or buying a phone card). Do you have any information on what I can do ? At this point I'm wondering if I've been ripped off by a scam.

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