Kunstlerhaus Balmoral Artist Residency Programme
Artists residence Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, Foundation for Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate, which was founded in 1995, is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists from the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, video as well as from new media and landscape art from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence scholarships.
Call for applications
The Kunstlerhaus is publicly presented through lectures, concerts and exhibitions. Works by the scholarship holders are regularly shown in a relaxed atmosphere. The Kunstlerhaus perceives itself as an intersection between the different kinds of art media and theoretical reflection but also as an intermediary between current and former scholarship holders. Balmoral intends to build a bridge between the artists' present and their future.
Eligible to apply for a Balmoral scholarship are international visual artists of any age.
The preconditions are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable) and three years of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of studies until the beginning of the fellowship. Applications are also possible for artists without this level of qualification if they are. distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes.
To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German, English, or French is expected.
Benefits and requirements
Balmoral scholarships are residence scholarships; a continuously presence is obligatory.
-The scholarships are endowed with 1,200 € a month.
-Two scholarships are awarded for the period of three months. The yearly term of residence for the three-month scholarships begins in March.
-Seven scholarships are awarded for the period of six months. For the six-month scholarships the yearly term of residence begins in June.
The scholarship holders dispose of a furnished living/bedroom with shower/WC and a studio including electricity, water and heating. Each apartment is equipped with an individual telephone and internet access. If required, the room is also wired up for radio and television. Due to the historical condition of the building, the apartments and studios in terms of their size and equipment are normally only suitable for one single person. The lounge, the dining room and the kitchen are for joint use. Pets are not admitted.
The scholarship holders can make use of the in-house facilities for free, especially of the
-video laboratory Windows XP Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro (in German and English) + Avid Express (in English), DVD writer, video-edit recorder
-library and reading room with approx. 5,500 books, particularly on modern and contemporary art and the most important art magazines.
The selection committee normally consists of one chairperson and seven members of the jury who are expert representatives of the following professional groups:
-an art critic
-a museum director or curator
-a representative of the studies of Fine Arts from a university or an art academy
-a member of the artists associations in the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate
-a visual artist
-the director of Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
-an artistic adviser
-the desk officer of the Ministry of Education, Science, Further Education and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz
For further information and how to apply: visit the Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral website.
What: Kunstlerhaus Balmoral Artist Residency Programme
-Visit the Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral website
Deadline: Fri 13 Jul 2012