Pressemitteilung BoxID: 497515 (Akademie Schloss Solitude)
  • Akademie Schloss Solitude
  • Solitude 3
  • 70197 Stuttgart

Application round for Akademie Schloss Solitude residency program 2015-2017 has started

(lifePR) (Stuttgart, ) For the fifteenth time, Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting approx. 70 residency fellowships of three to twelve months in duration. More than 1.200 artists from more than 100 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. The Akademie persues an intense exchange between artistic and scientific disciplines. With the art, science & business program the transfer of knowledge and experience between the arts, the sciences and economics can be deepened to create new synergies of creativity, inventiveness and management.

International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition) and Video/Film/New Media (including video installation, fiction and documentary).

Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences (with a focus on culture and the politics of space), Economy/Economics (with a focus on urban policy), and Culture & Law (with a focus on authorship) are invited to apply.

At the beginning of a new application round, the Akademie stipulates a new central topic within the context of its art, science & business program which is designed to include not only fellows from all disciplines, but external specialists too. The Akademie views art, science and business as complementary rather than separate activities, which interact dynamically and encourage mutual productivity. To this end, fellows are selected in the fields of art, science & business, internal and public events are organized and publications are released. All fellows - artists, scientists and economists - are free to participate in projects related to the central topic.

Following a suggestion by the current jury chairman, Kaiwan Mehta, the Akademie will be organizing its art, science & business program around the central topic »Biography and the Production of Space«. With this central topic, the Akademie would like to initiate a comprehensive interdisciplinary discussion about the production of spaces - which can be physical, virtual or imaginary - as an individual as well as social phenomena with implications in economy, art, literature, and sciences.

Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection. Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1,100 per month, in addition to free lodging.

The independent jury consists of the jury chairman Kaiwan Mehta and eleven specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.

The eleven specialist jurors for this year's application round are:

Architecture: N. N.; Visual Arts: Desire Machine Collective, (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya ), Guwahati/India; Performing Arts: Galin Stoev, Sofia/Bulgaria, Paris/France; Design: Ute Meta Bauer, Singapore; Literature: Ranjit Hoskote, Mumbai/India; Music/Sound: Jennifer Walshe, Dublin/Ireland; Video/Film/New Media: Nancy Adajania, Mumbai/India; Humanities: Kaiwan Mehta, Mumbai/India; Economy/Economics: N. N.; Social Sciences: Ackbar Abbas, Hong-Kong, Irvine/USA; Culture & Law: Lawrence Liang, Bangalore/India.

Application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014 (Poststamp/End of Online Application). Applicants will find all information, be able to register and download the application form or apply online on the APPLICATION WEBSITE