BAD EMS, GERMANY.- Call for applications for the Balmoral Scholarships and the Foreign and Exchange Scholarships for 2010
Application period for 2010 scholarships runs until July 18, 2009 (date of postmark)
I. International Residence Scholarships at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Six residence scholarships will be awarded to international visual artists.
Each scholarship lasts 6 months. All of them begin in April 2010 and are endowed with 1,200 euros a month and include free accommodation at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.
II. Project Scholarship
The project scholarship, which is not tied to any site, will be awarded to a visual artist. The project scholarship lasts for 6 months and begins in April 2010. It is endowed with 1,200 euros a month.
Eligible are international applicants with permanent residence in the Federal Republic of Germany. The artistic project should be capable of realization within the scholarship period of 6 months so that it can be shown at the annual exhibition of the scholarship holders in Bad Ems, Germany.
III. International Curator Scholarship at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
To foster dialog between research and art, Balmoral awards a residence scholarship to a young scholar in the humanities (preferably art theory) for a curatorial project to be developed by the scholarship holder and the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.
The scholarship lasts 6 months and begins in April 2010. It is endowed with 1,200 euros a month and includes free accommodation at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.
IV. Foreign and Exchange Scholarships
The following attractive scholarships are offered exclusively for artists who were born in, studied in, or live in Rhineland-Palatinate:
One six-month scholarship for TrAIN, University of the Arts London
One six-month scholarship for New York
Two six-month scholarships for the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
One five-month scholarship for the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in the state of Brandenburg
One three-month scholarship for the École Nationale Supérieure d"Art Dijon, Burgundy
The foreign and exchange scholarships are endowed with 1,200 euros a month 1,500 euros a month for the Cité des Arts.
Eligible to apply for the International Residence Scholarships at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral and the National Project Scholarship are international artists of any age from the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, printmaking, design, photography, video, new media and landscape art.
The preconditions for all scholarships with the exception of the Curator Scholarship are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A.) and one to three years (depending on the respective scholarship) of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of the studies.
Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes.
The curator scholarship is awarded to persons who are no older than 35 or whose university degree (at least M.A., preferably Ph.D.) was completed no more than 5 years ago.
To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German, English or French is expected. For the Curator Scholarship, the mastery of the German language and good knowledge of English of French is essential.
Awarding of Scholarships
A jury of specialists will award all of the scholarships, taking into consideration the developmental potential of the applicant"s artistic or theoretical work. The names of the jurors will be made known after they make their selection.
Additional information and PDF application forms will be available on our homepage http://www.balmoral.de from May 15, 2009 on.
Applications must be made with these application forms. Other applications will not be considered.