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21 Jun 2010

Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral: Call for Applications

On the 26th of July 2010 the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral celebrates its 15-year jubilee.

Call for applications for the Balmoral Scholarships
Foreign and Exchange Scholarships for 2011
Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral


Application Deadline: July 12, 2010 (date of postmark)


Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 Bad Ems

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I. International Residence Scholarships

Six residence scholarships will be awarded to international visual artists.

Each scholarship lasts 6 months. All of them begin in April 2011 and are endowed with 1,200 € per month and include free accommodation at the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

Eligible to apply for the international residence scholarships at the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral are international artists of any age from the disciplines painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, printmaking, design, photography, video, new media and landscape art.

II. Project Scholarship

The project scholarship, which is not tied to any site, will be awarded to a visual artist. The project scholarship lasts for 6 months and begins in April 2011. It is endowed with 1,200 € per month.

Eligible are international applicants with permanent residence in the Federal Republic of Germany. The artistic project should be realized within the scholarship period of 6 months so that it can be shown at the annual exhibition of the scholarship holders in Bad Ems, Germany.

III. International Curator Scholarship 

To foster dialog between research and art, Balmoral awards a residence scholarship to a young scholar in the humanities (preferably art history) for a curatorial project to be developed by the scholarship holder and the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

The scholarship lasts 6 months and begins in April 2011. It is endowed with 1,200 € per month and includes free accommodation at the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

IV. Foreign and Exchange Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered exclusively for artists who were born in, studied in, or live in Rhineland-Palatinate:

• One six-month scholarship for TrAIN, University of the Arts London

• One six-month scholarship for New York (Flux Factory)

• Two six-month scholarships for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

• One five-month scholarship for the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany

• One three-month scholarship for the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon, France
• One three-month scholarship for the National Art Studio (Changdong Art Studio in Seoul or at Goyang Art Studio in the province Gyeonggi) of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, South Korea

The foreign and exchange scholarships are endowed with 1,200 € per month.


The preconditions for all scholarships with the exception of the curator scholarship are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable) and one to three years (depending on the respective scholarship) of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of the studies. Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes. 

The curator scholarship is awarded to persons who are no older than 35 or whose university degree (at least M.A., preferably Ph.D.) was completed no more than 5 years ago.

To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German, English or French is expected. For the Curator Scholarship, the mastery of the German language and good knowledge of English of French is essential.

Awarding of Scholarships

A jury of specialists will award all scholarships, taking into consideration the developmental potential of the applicant’s artistic or theoretical work. The names of the jurors will be published after the selection.

Additional information and PDF application forms will be available on our homepage

Applications must be made with these application forms. Other applications will not be taken into consideration.