Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz fuer Kultur

International residential fellowships

The residential fellowships in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral are open to professional artists. There is no restriction regarding age or nationality. The conditions are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable degree) and three years 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.

Since 2013, fellowships are offered in one artistic genre or one theme each year which is announced at the beginning of the application period early May. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists.

All residential fellowships run from June.

International curator fellowship

To foster dialog between artistic work and theoretical reflection, Balmoral awards a residential curator fellowship in the Kuenstlerhaus 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 5 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.

Project, foreign and exchange fellowships exclusively for artists with relation to Rhineland-Palatinate

Relation to Rhineland-Palatinate means (and/or) is born in, has studied fine arts with graduation in, lives in or works in Rhineland-Palatinate.

– Two 6-month project fellowships (not tied to any site)
– One 6-month fellowship for New York (Residency Unlimited)
– One 3-month fellowship for South Korea (MMCA Residency Goyang)
– Two 6-month fellowships for Paris, Cite Internationale des Arts
– One 3-month fellowship for Burgundy-Franche-Comte (Saline royale, Arc-et-Senans)

Attention: Since 2015, artists with relation to Rhineland-Palatinate can apply three times for each state fellowship, meaning three times for a project fellowship, three times for a fellowship in Paris etc. (past applications included) but only every two years.

An application is only possible with the application form (pdf) provided by the Kuenstlerhaus. It can be downloaded from the internet www.balmoral.de during the application term (beginning of May until end of June each year).

Residency Programme since: 1995
Description of Organisation:

The Kuenstlerhaus is an institution of the Foundation of Rhineland-Palatinate for Culture. It is a place of artistic production, theoretical reflection and social and artistic contact. It has also the objective of reaching the public through events such as lectures, concerts and exhibitions. Since its foundation in 1995, the work of artists has covered the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic art, design, photography as well as theory.

Organisation founded in: 1995
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 6+
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Cooperations with institutions matching to the annual theme
Application process: Open call
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The residential fellowships are endowed with 1,400 Euro a month and include free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • Exhibition
  • Other
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Presentation
  • Open Studios
If other, please specify: Report
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Frankfurt/Main, Koeln/Bonn
Nearest Train Station: Bad Ems, Koblenz
How to reach by plane: Airport Frankfurt/Main 110 km, Airport Koeln/Bonn 80 km
How to reach by train: Direct connections from the main stations in Koblenz and Giessen
How to reach by car: A 3 Koeln-Frankfurt, Abfahrt (slip road) Montabaur, 18 km, A 61 Venlo-Moenchengladbach-Koblenz-Ludwigshafen, Abfahrt (slip road) Koblenz, 20 km
Street & Number: Villenpromenade 11
Postal Code: 56130
City: Bad Ems
Villenpromenade 11
Bad Ems 56130 RLP DEU
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