The Artists’ Residence in Schloss Balmoral was founded 1995 in Bad Ems, foundation for Culture in Rhineland Palatinate to support graduate international visual artists by awarding of presence- and project scholarships. Since 2007, Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral is also responsible for the state scholarships in Paris, Burgundy and Wiepersdorf. Scholarship holders will be chosen by a selection committee. The association Balmoral 03 which was founded in 2003, plays an essential part between the scholarship holders and people interested in art. This association offered an award for the first time in 2006. In many ways, Balmoral 03 gives support to the house and its artists.
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 the 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 EUR 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 five 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 EUR 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 Rhineland-Palatinate.
– Two six-month project fellowships (not tied to any site)
– One six-month fellowship for New York (Flux Factory/Residency Unlimited)
– One three-month fellowship for South Korea (Changdong or Goyang Art Studio)
– Two six-month fellowships for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
– One five-month fellowship for Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg/Germany
The project, foreign and exchange fellowships are endowed with 1,200 EUR per month, except the fellowship for South Korea, which is endowed with 1,200,000 KRW (approximately 800 EUR) 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 homepage www.balmoral.de Applications must be made with these application forms. Other applications will not be taken into consideration.
Application period: until 29 June 2013 (date of postmark)
Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
56130 Bad Ems