Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
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.
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
• 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.
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.
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.)
Visa costs will be covered for fellows from countries requiring a visa for Germany.
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.
Approval and Payment Procedures
Applicants will be notified in writing if they have been awarded a fellowship or if their application was rejected. Grounds for a rejection will not be given.
All fellows will receive a declaration of consent along with their acceptance letter. A fellowship is not considered legally valid until the recipient signs this declaration.
The application deadline for a fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2022 is April 15, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.
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