Sunday, October 10, 2010


WHAT: Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowships
WHERE: Stuttgart, Germany
WHEN: 2011-2013
DEADLINE: October 31, 2010
WHO: Legal professionals, sociologists, economists, philosophers, anthropologists, and artists of all disciplines

For the 13th time in 20 years, the international residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude – located in Stuttgart, Germany – is granting approx. 65 residency fellowships of six to twelve months in duration. A public foundation opened in 1990 and funded by the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, the Akademie Schloss Solitude operates an international residency program awarding fellowships to artists. More than 900 artists from around 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 pursues 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).
Furthermore, scholars, scientists, and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities (including social sciences), Jurisprudence/Labor Law, and Economy/Economics (individually or suggested by a business) are invited to apply.

Persons up to 35 or 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 1,000 per month, in addition to free lodging. The independent jury consists of a jury chairperson and specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.

The jurors for the 13th application round are: Louisa Hutton/Matthias Sauerbruch (Architecture), Tacita Dean(Visual Arts), Xavier Le Roy (Performing Arts), Stefano Mirti (Design), Jalal Toufic (Literature), Berno Odo Polzer (Music/Sound), and Elia Souleiman (Video/Film/New Media). For the art, science & business program: Patricia Falguières (Humanities), Halton Cheadle (Jurisprudence/Labor Law), andBernardo Gouthier-Macedo (Economy/Economics).

Application deadline is October 31, 2010 (Postmark). As of July 1, application forms can be ONLY downloaded from the application website

Information on the Central Topic:
Every two years, at the beginning of a new application round, the Akademie stipulates a new central topic within the context of its art, science & business program. To this end, fellows are selected in the fields of art, humanities, sciences, and business, internal and public events are organized and publications are released. All artists (fellows of the Akademie) are free to participate in projects related to the central topic, while this is mandatory for fellows in the art, science & business program.

Following the initiative of this year’s jury chairwoman Corinne Diserens, the Akademie will be dedicating itself to the topic of "Work Without Qualities" from autumn 2011 through summer 2013.

A loss of social ties, on the one hand, and the emergence of new communication strategies within homogeneous social groups on the other has been experienced since the beginning of late capitalism and the resultant end of the "ethic of endurance", deemed the foundation of the employer-employee relationship.

Nowadays, as sociologist Richard Sennett explains, it is very much a question of creating relationships between individuals who can no longer rely on the stable organization of the working world.

With this new central topic, the Academy intends to initiate a far-reaching interdisciplinary discussion regarding the consequences of the change in work organization in contemporary society within the context of its art, science & business program from 2011 to 2013. By selecting this topic, the Academie wishes to address legal professionals, sociologists, economists, philosophers, anthropologists, and artists of all disciplines.

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