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Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

Balmoral residential fellowships

For international visual artists

Residential fellowships in the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems are awarded to international visual artists.
Two 4-month Balmoral residential fellowships (application form available only during the application period)
Four 8-month Balmoral residential fellowships

The annual theme for the residential fellowships in the Kuenstlerhaus 2022 is »Play«.
This year’s theme deals with artistic practices that foreground performance, participation and communication. It focuses on a confrontation with various forms, strategies and effects employed in artistic play. What the idea of “play” covers here is the great variety of actions and processes that involve experiment and contingency, interaction and participation as well as the creation and modification of rules and constraints.

Eligible to apply for a Balmoral fellowship are visual artists of any age from Germany and around the world.
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.

Balmoral fellowships are residential fellowships; continuous presence is obligatory.
The fellowships are endowed with 1,400 € a month plus subsidy to the travel costs for arrival and departure.
Two fellowships are awarded for the period of four months. Four fellowships are awarded for the period of eight months. All residential fellowships run from April each year.

The application period for the fellowships starts in the beginning of March and runs until the end of April each year.

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