Akademie Schloss Solitude

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Aerial view, 2018.


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Akademie Schloss Solitude runs an international Artist-in-Residence Program and has supported approximately 1,400 young artists from more than 120 countries since opening its doors in 1990. It creates a close-knit, global, and transdisciplinary network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year.

Applications are accepted in the following spheres of practice: Visual (fine arts and video); Aural & Physical (music and performing arts), Digital/Digital Solitude (digital art, gaming, digital journalism, digital publishing); Spatial (architecture and design); Textual (literature and language); Societal/Communal-based work (education, mediation, theory); and Scientific/Art science & business (humanities, social, natural, and economic sciences). For the first time in its thirty-year history, Akademie Schloss Solitude is expanding its profile with the addition of a thematic focus to the 2019 application round for fellows joining the Akademie in 2020–21. From 2020 onward, Akademie Schloss Solitude is launching a new program with a specific content-related focus, which a group of seven fellows is invited to investigate in any way they wish over a period of nine months. With this thematic focus, the Akademie wishes to consolidate the importance accorded by society to transdisciplinary and discursive-artistic work, providing content-related momentum.

The name Akademie Schloss Solitude unites the belief in artistic, scientific exchange with the notion of a refuge, a credo which underlays the construction of the Schloss Solitude from the very beginning. Residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude enable fellows to devote themselves to their research projects under favorable material and intellectual conditions. In this way, the available resources can be used in an optimal, needs-oriented manner. It is essential for the self-conception of Akademie Schloss Solitude that fellows of all spheres are enabled to work and research free of daily pressures and presentation deadlines. Despite this, the Akademie offers the possibility to communicate and present projects to the public. Besides the realisation of numerous public events, the online platform Schlosspost allows international visibility of fellows and their projects and creates space for new digital projects.

A residential fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude should also be understood as a future investment, as it might sometimes only bear fruit at a later date, for both the fellow and the institution

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