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23 May 2011

Call for application: Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral next to the river 'Lahn' and the russian orthodox church
Courtesy: Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral/Didier Morin

Call for application for the Balmoral Scholarships,
Foreign and Exchange Scholarships for 2012
Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Kultur


Application period for 2012 scholarships runs until the 4th of July 2011 (date of postmark).
carte blanche: Mischa Kuball to Jan Hoeft and Jens Pecho at Laden No 5, Bad Ems: June 22nd – August 14th 2011.
Jong-ha Choi at Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems: July 9th – 14th 2011.
Urban Landscape at Haus Metternich, Münzplatz 8, Koblenz: August 7th – 25th 2011.


+49 2603 9419-0
+49 2603 9419-16

Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 Bad Ems

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The conditions for all scholarships with the exception of the curator scholarship are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable degree) and two or 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 not older than 35 years or whose university degree (at least M.A., preferably Ph.D.) was completed not 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 or French is essential. 

I. International Residence Scholarships

Six residence scholarships will be awarded to international visual artists.

 Each scholarship lasts six months. All of them begin in April 2012 and are endowed with 1,200 € per month. They include free accommodation at the Kuenstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral. Continuously presence is obligatory.

II. Project Scholarship

The project scholarship, which is not tied to any site, will be awarded to an international visual artist. The project scholarship lasts for 6 months and begins in April 2012. It is endowed with 1,200 € per month.

 Eligible are international applicants with permanent residence in the Federal Republic of Germany. The artistic project has to 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 with the scholarship holders and/or local institutions, that can be realized in Bad Ems and in the period of the scholarship. The scholarship lasts 6 months and begins in April 2012. It is endowed with 1,200 € per month and includes free accommodation at the Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral. Continuously presence is obligatory.

IV. Foreign and Exchange Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered exclusively for artists who were born in, studied in, have lived 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 and Residency Unlimited)

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

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

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

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 are available on our homepage Applications must be made with these application forms. Other applications will not be taken into consideration.

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Balmoral opens a new showroom in Bad Ems:
Laden No 5, Römerstraße 5

carte blanche: Mischa Kuball to Jan Hoeft and Jens Pecho

Opening: June 21st, 7.30 p.m.
Exhibition: June 22nd – August 14th