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Writers, visual artists and composers as well as scholars with a research project on Romanticism or on questions relating to the previously divided Germany can apply until April 15, 2023, for a three-months residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2024.
All information and application form: www.schloss-wiepersdorf.de/en/individual-and-collaborative-fellowships.html
Artists and writers from Germany and abroad working in the following areas are eligible to apply:
- Literature (incl. poetry, prose, dramatic arts, essay, screenplay, criticism, translation)
- Science/Romanticism (Academic writing and research/Humanities and social sciences with themes on the epoch and sentiments of Romanticism)
- Science/Topics focusing on the previously divided Germany (Academic writing and research/Questions relating to the history of East and West Germany during the period of division)
- Fine arts (incl. painting, graphic arts, sculpture, media arts, and photography)
- Composition (incl. sound design, sound installation, sound performance, conducting)
Applicants must have completed an artistic or academic course of study, be working on a doctorate, or have distinguished themselves through publications or long-standing professional artistic or academic work, and can provide samples of their work to substantiate this.
German or English proficiency is required of all applicants. Basic German language skills would be helpful for a successful residence.
Decisive for the awarding of a fellowship are the quality of the applicant’s previous artistic or academic work and the proposed project.
Not eligible for a fellowship are:
- students—with the exception of doctoral, post-doctoral, and master-class (Meisterschüler*innen) students
- people who have already received a Schloss Wiepersdorf fellowship in the last two years prior to the application year
- members of the jury
Type and scope of the fellowship
The number of fellowships awarded is dependent on the funds available in the budget of the federal state of Brandenburg.
The residency fellowship lasts for three months and is granted for the periods March to May, June to August, and September to November. Applicants in the category of science are allowed to choose a shorter period.
In addition to room and board at Schloss Wiepersdorf, all fellows also receive a monthly cash stipend of €1200 and a one-time grant of €480 to cover material expenses. (If the stay is shortened, the material cost grant is reduced by €160 per month.)
Visa costs will be covered for fellows from countries requiring a visa for Germany.
Fellowships will be awarded in consultation with an independent jury of experts.
Artists and writers can apply for either an individual fellowship or a collaborative fellowship.
Artists and writers who wish to take up the fellowship on their own can apply for an individual fellowship. Applicants for collaborative fellowships should each name one or two people with whom they will work together on their artistic productions at Schloss Wiepersdorf.
About the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf is an organization dedicated to fostering art, culture and science through an interdisciplinary and international residency program.
It awards residency fellowships to individual artists and scholars as well as to groups from the cultural and academic arena. It organizes public programs with fellows and guest experts at its premises as well as in collaboration with partner institutions.
At the same time, with its current focus on the history of the house, the program includes exhibitions and programs dealing with the mindset of the romantic era and most recently the history of the former East and West Germanies.
The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf identifies itself as a part of Brandenburg's cultural landscape and strives to reinforce the principles of democratic civil society through debates, commitment, and exchange.
The foundation’s pursuits are completely non-profit.
Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
Phone: +49 (0)33746 699-0