Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf – Fellowship 2025

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The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf organizes an interdisciplinary and international fellowship program at Schloss Wiepersdorf for individuals and groups. In the period from February 15 to April 15, 2024, 23.59 p.m. (Central European Summer Time – CEST) you can apply for a fellowship in 2025 at Schloss Wiepersdorf.

CONTACTO Y MAS INFORMACION
Organización: Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
Cerró el 15 de abril del 2024

In the period from February 15 to April 15, 2024, 23.59 p.m. (Central European Summer Time – CEST) you can apply for a fellowship in 2025 at Schloss Wiepersdorf. Please read the following guidelines carefully. On February 15, 2024 you will find the link to the application form at the end of the text.

Individual and Collaborative Fellowships

GUIDELINES

Legal basis
The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf awards residency fellowships to artists and writers in Schloss Wiepersdorf (State of Brandenburg, Fläming) in accordance with the following guidelines and dependent on the means available pursuant to the regulations of the State Budget Ordinance (LHO) and the administrative regulations (VV) relating to sections 23 and 44. Fellowships are granted at the Foundation’s discretion and no one can claim legal entitlement to a residency fellowship.

Prerequisites
Artists and writers from Germany and abroad working in the following areas are eligible to apply:

• Literature (incl. poetry, prose, dramatic arts, essay, screenplay, criticism, translation)
• Science/Romanticism (Academic writing and research/Humanities and social sciences with themes on the epoch and sentiments of Romanticism)
• Science/Topics focusing on the previously divided Germany (Academic writing and research/Questions relating to the history of East and West Germany during the period of
division)
• Fine arts (incl. painting, graphic arts, sculpture, media arts, and photography)
• Composition (incl. sound design, sound installation, sound performance, conducting)

Applicants must have completed an artistic or academic course of study, be working on a doctorate, or have distinguished themselves through publications or long-standing professional artistic or academic work, and can provide samples of their work to substantiate this.

German or English proficiency is required of all applicants. Basic German language skills would be helpful for a successful residence.

Decisive for the awarding of a fellowship are the quality of the applicant’s previous artistic or academic work and the proposed project.

Re-applications after having already stayed in Wiepersdorf in previous years will only be shortlisted again in exceptional cases.

Not eligible for a fellowship are:
• students—with the exception of doctoral, post-doctoral, and master-class (Meisterschüler*innen) students
• people who have already received a Schloss Wiepersdorf fellowship in the last two years prior to the application year
• members of the jury

Type and scope of the fellowship
The number of fellowships awarded is dependent on the funds available in the budget of the federal state of Brandenburg.

The residency fellowship lasts for three months and is granted for the periods March to May, June to August, and September to November. Applicants in the category of Science are allowed to choose a shorter period.

In addition to room and board at Schloss Wiepersdorf, all fellows also receive a monthly cash stipend of €1200 and a one-time grant of €480 to cover material expenses. (If the stay is shortened, the material cost grant is reduced by €160 per month.)

To the extent capacity is available, a studio will be made available to Fellows in Fine arts.

Visa costs will be covered for fellows from countries requiring a visa for Germany.

Award procedure
Fellowships will be awarded in consultation with an independent jury of experts.

Artists and writers can apply for either an individual fellowship or a collaborative fellowship.

Artists and writers who wish to take up the fellowship on their own can apply for an individual fellowship.

Applicants for collaborative fellowships should each name one or two people with whom they will work together on their artistic productions at Schloss Wiepersdorf.

A collaborative fellowship includes two rooms, one for the fellow and an additional room for the other participant(s) in the project, either one guest for the entire period or two guests who will participate consecutively, each one for part of the three-month residency.

The other participants can come from any artistic field—including arts and crafts. The same conditions apply for them as for the fellows.

Domestic partners or spouses can only be suggested if they directly participate in the artistic production of the respective fellow.


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