Akademie Schloss Solitude

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Main entrance to Akademie Schloss Solitude.

The Akademie Schloss Solitude is a foundation under public law. The main aspect of the Akademie is to promote mainly younger, particularly gifted artists by means of residency fellowships and also by organizing events and exhibitions by its residents. The Akademie Schloss Solitude is subsidized by the State of Baden-Württemberg.

The artists are living and working in ready-furnished studios, that are located in the adjoining buildings of the Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. The internationality of this institution, the interdisciplinarity in the work, which is the result of scientific and artistic exchange, and the openness to novelties are significant characteristics of the Akademie Schloss Solitude.


Interior view with architectural installation

The Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting fellowships since 1990. They are granted every 24 months in different terms (from 6 to 12 months). Artists from all over the world can apply for a fellowship of following artistic disciplines: Architecture, Design, Literature, Music/Sound, Performing Art, Video/Film/New Media and Visual Art. Humanists, natural scientists and economists can apply for the »art, science & business« program.

As part of the Digital Solitude program, a total of 24 months of fellowships is awarded to two to four people in 2016 and 2017. The fellowship program is intended for journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of new digital content and formats.

Alongside , the online platform Schlosspost opens a virtual second academy. With the micro grant »Web Residency« (500 USD), the Akademie invites young talents from the digital scene to realize digital projects in a four-week residency and to present the process and results of their work on Schlosspost. Open calls on set topics will be held three times a year by different specialist jurors from the Solitude network. The program takes place exclusively online.

Interior of a studio.

Jurors Generation 15 (2015-2017)[edit]

  • Chairman of the Jury: Kaiwan Mehta (Mumbai, India)
  • Architecture: Brett Steele (London, UK)
  • Visual Arts: Desire Machine Collective: Sonal Jain und Mriganka Madhukaillya (Guwahati, India)
  • Performing Arts: Galin Stoev (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Design: Ute Meta Bauer (Singapore)
  • International Literature: Ranjit Hoskote (Mumbai, India)
  • German Literature: Ulrike Draesner (Berlin, Germany)
  • Music/Sound: Jennifer Walshe (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Video/Film/New Media: Nancy Adajania (Mumbai, India)
  • Humanities: Kaiwan Mehta (Mumbai, India)
  • Economy/Economics: Edward Soja (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Social Sciences: Ackbar Abbas (Hong Kong)
  • Culture & Law: Lawrence Liang (Bangalore, India)

Board of trustees[edit]

  • Representatives from the sphere of art: Peter Carp, Katharina Hinsberg, Florian Höllerer, Tiziano Manca, Thomas Schäfer, Friedrich Schirmer, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Szilvia Szigeti, Manos Tsangaris, Philip Ursprung, Juliane Votteler.
  • Representatives from the public sphere: Matthias Bruhn, Ursula Eid, Wolfgang Holler, Annette Kulenkampff, Christa Linsenmaier-Wolf, Márton Méhes, Alfred Odendahl, Iris Reuther, Elke Ritt, Dieter Spöri, Karen van den Berg, Jürgen Wertheimer.
  • Representatives from virtue of office: Heiderose Berroth, Helen Heberer, Klaus Herrmann, Christine Litz, Brigitte Lösch, Birgit Schneider-Boenninger, Mini Schulz.

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