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.
Currently free artistic creation is heavily influenced by the applied arts. Clay, especially, with its rich tradition, is a material that is being used in a great variety of ways by contemporary fine artists. Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral wishes to respond to this development by actively promoting it.
For the 2017 residential fellowships the focus is therefore on ceramics.
In this context, ceramics does not mean just modelled and fired clay. We are looking rather for formal and conceptual sounding out of boundaries and possibilities in all the various artistic genres. Clay may be used as the sole material, but may also be combined with other materials.
Our visiting artists will be welcomed with a few tubs of clay in their studios.
The artists-in-residence will enjoy support and assistance for their experimental work and for firing and glazing, as well as for exchanging ideas, from a co-operation with the Institute of Ceramic and Glass Art of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in Hőhr-Grenzhausenand Ebinger-Schnass Keramik, a construction ceramics firm based in Bad Ems, as competent partners at their side.
Since 2013, fellowships are offered in one artistic genre or one theme each year. 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 four fellowships last nine months. All residential fellowships run from June 2017.
The residential fellowships are endowed with 1,400 € a 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 2017. 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 (and/or) is born in, has studied fine arts with graduation in, lives in or works in Rhineland-Palatinate.
- Two 6-month project fellowships (not tied to any site)
- One 6-month fellowship for New York (Residency Unlimited)
- One 3-month fellowship for South Korea (MMCA Residency Goyang)
- Two 6-month fellowships for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
- One 5-month fellowship for Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg/Germany
Attention: From 2015 on, artists with relation to Rhineland-Palatinate can apply three times for each state fellowship, meaning three times for a project fellowship, three times for a fellowship in Paris etc. (past applications included), but only every two years.
The project, foreign and exchange fellowships are endowed with 1,200 € per month (except for South Korea).
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.
Additional information and application forms are available on our homepage www.balmoral.de. Applications must be made with these application forms. Other applications will not be taken into consideration.
Phone: +49 2603 9419-0
Fax: +49 2603 9419-16
Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz fuer Kultur
56130 Bad Ems
30 June 2016 (date of postmark)