KfW Stiftung and Akademie Schloss Solitude are delighted about their cooperation with a new programme to foster transdisciplinary and transcultural dialogue as well as critical reflection between the arts and sciences. With this interdisciplinary thematic call, Akademie Schloss Solitude – for the first time in its 30-year history – is expanding its profile with a content-related programme. Artists, scientists and creative minds are invited to engage in a focused group conversation. The first open call from 2019 had its focus on the topic of »Mutations«. The application deadline for the current Programme has expired.
Who could apply?
The open call was open to applicants from all fields of the arts and sciences – VISUAL (visual arts and media), AURAL & PHYSICAL (music and performing arts), DIGITAL (digital art, gaming, digital journalism, digital publishing), SPATIAL (architecture and design), TEXTUAL (literature and language), SOCIETAL (education, mediation, theory), SCIENTIFIC (humanities and sciences). The program addresses young professionals with different disciplinary emphases with a distinct interest in a transdisciplinary approach and a strong motivation for group interaction. We particularly encouraged artists from non-Western knowledge backgrounds to apply for the fellowship. The conditions of the Akademie Schloss Solitude applied.
A jury, consisting of various international experts from the respective fields, reviews the applications and decides on the selection of the scholarship holders. The selection process is accompanied by Daniela Leykam (KfW Foundation) and Elke aus dem Moore (Director Akademie Schloss Solitude).
The duration of the residency is October 2020 to June 2021. All successful applicants are expected to spend the full nine months in Stuttgart to engage in the program.
The first six months of the residency are dedicated to an intensive dialogue between the fellows, in which they communally develop their practice, creating a platform for knowledge exchange. The collaborative approach to artistic research stands at the forefront of this phase. The following three months are dedicated to a development process in which the fellows expand their practice to engage with the public. The topical residency leads to a closing format (symposium, exhibition or other event, and a publication).