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23 May 2013

Call for application: Balmoral fellowships 2014

Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral next to the river 'Lahn' and the Russian Orthodox Church
Courtesy: Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, photo: Didier Morin

Call for application for the Balmoral fellowships and the project, foreign and exchange fellowships for 2014
Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz fuer Kultur


The application period for 2014 fellowships runs until the 29th of June 2013 (date of postmark).


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

Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 Bad Ems

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

To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German or English is expected.

I. International residential fellowships

Six residential fellowships will be awarded to international visual artists. The focus of artistic work for the residential fellowships for 2014 must be on the medium of painting, whereby painting does not necessarily mean just ›paint on canvas‹. Formal and conceptual exploration of the limits and possibilities of the genre are also welcome. In future, the residential fellowships will be awarded for a different artistic genre. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc.

Two fellowships last three months and begin in March 2014. The other four fellowships last nine months and begin in June 2014.

The monthly allowance for the residential fellowships is being increased from 2014 to 1,400 € per month and include free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

II. International curator fellowship

To foster dialog between artistic work and theoretical reflection, Balmoral awards a residential curator fellowship to a fellow in the humanities (preferably art history). The curator fellowship is awarded to persons whose university degree (at least M.A.) was completed not more than 5 years ago. For the curator fellowship, mastery of the German language spoken and in writing as well as good knowledge of English is essential. 

The fellowship lasts nine months and begins in June 2014. It is endowed with 1,400 € per month and includes free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

III. Project, foreign and exchange fellowships exclusively for artists with relation to Rhineland-Palatinate

Relation to Rhineland-Palatinate means is born in, has studied in, has lived or lives in, has worked or works in Rhineland-Palatinate.

• Two 6-month project fellowships (not tied to any site)
• One 6-month fellowship for New York (Flux Factory/Residency Unlimited)
• One 3-month fellowship for South Korea (Changdong or Goyang Art Studio)
• Two 6-month fellowships for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
• One 5-month fellowship for Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg/Germany

The project, foreign and exchange fellowships are endowed with 1,200 € per month, except the fellowship for South Korea which is endowed with 1,200,000 KRW (approx. 800 €) monthly.

Awarding of fellowships

A jury of specialists will award all fellowships, 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.