Call for applications

Fellowships 2024–2026

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Deadline: 30 November 2023

Design Stegmeyer Fischer Creative Studio

Design Stegmeyer Fischer Creative Studio

Akademie Schloss Solitude announces the start of the call for applications for its international and transdisciplinary artist-in-residence-program. The call for approximately 65 residency fellowships from 2024 to 2026, of six to twelve months in duration, runs from September 1 to November 30, 2023.

International artists are invited to apply from the following spheres of practice: VISUAL (visual arts and media), AURAL & PHYSICAL (music and performing arts), DIGITAL (digital art, gaming, digital journalism, digital publishing), SPATIAL (architecture and design), TEXTUAL (literature and language), SOCIETAL (education, mediation, theory), SCIENTIFIC (humanities, social, natural and economic sciences).

Akademie Schloss Solitude’s wide-ranging fellowship program promotes the interrelationship of art and science across all disciplines and fields of practice. Its unique model affords artists and scientists valuable freedom to develop their work and perform research in both a physical and digital context. Residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude enable fellows to devote themselves to their research projects under favorable material and intellectual conditions.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to apply online on the application platform of Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Please find more detailed information about the fellowship program here.

Questions will only be answered by e-mail:


Artists and scientists can apply. The Solitude fellowship is a residential fellowship. Fellows are obliged to spend at least two thirds of their fellowships at the Akademie. All fellows must have their permanent residence in Stuttgart for the fellowship’s duration (obligation to register residence).

Applications from students enrolled in degree programs will not be considered; PhD students may submit applications.

Applications of artist groups are possible.

Knowledge of either German and/or English and/or French is a prerequisite for application.

Double applications to the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) and the AkademieSchloss Solitude are not permitted.

Applicants whose applications are refused during a specific selection procedure may send in applications during two other rounds (maximum).

Application rounds for Solitude fellowships are held every two years. The jury awards a maximum of 65 fellows. 42 live/work studios and three guest studios are available.

Scholarships are usually awarded for a period of six, nine or twelve months.


The fellowship includes the following benefits:

  • A free, furnished living/working studio including electricity, water and heating,
  • A monthly fellowship grant of € 1,200,
  • Travel expenses for arrival and departure (on a one-time basis).

The Akademie also offers optional additional benefits which are adjustable in accordance with the current budget situation:

  • Transport expenses subsidy for the carriage of materials, tools, instruments and books to Stuttgart and from Stuttgart to the fellow’s home town,
  • Project funding and one-off materials subsidy,
  • Health insurance in the case of non-EU fellowship candidates.
  • Fellows may use the Akademie’s carpentry and metal workshops under the supervision of the resident managers. They also have access to a digital film editing studio, a VR studio, a printing and copying room, two small libraries and several computer workstations.

The Akademie maintains 42 living and working studios, and three guest studios. These studios are usually only equipped for one person due to their size and the buildings’ historic design. The Akademie does its best to accommodate families/partners. Please note that this is not always possible in the case of families/partners from abroad, because entry and residence regulations must be observed. The fellowship grant allows to cover the standard living costs for one person in Stuttgart.

The Akademie has two pet-friendly studio apartments. In all other apartments keeping a pet is not allowed. Please keep in mind that only two pet-owners at the same time can be hosted as spaces are limited. To keep a pet at Akademie Schloss Solitude, you will need to get approval from the administration after you have been accepted as a fellow and before the fellowship starts.


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