Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral Residency for Visual Artists

Current | 29.05.2015. 07:00

Deadline: 30 June 2015
Open to: Visual artists of any age from around the world
Remuneration: 1,400 € a month

Artists’ residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence fellowships. For 2016, the residence fellowships will be awarded exclusively for drawing. Since 2013, fellowships are offered in one artistic genre or one theme each year. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc. For 2016, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is awarding two 3-month residential fellowships and four 9-month residential fellowships. 


Eligible to apply for a Balmoral fellowship are visual artists of any age from Germany and around the world. The focus of artistic work for the residential fellowships for 2016 must be on the medium of drawing, whereby drawing does not necessarily mean just ‘graphite on paper’. Formal and conceptual exploration of the limits and possibilities of the genre are also welcome. The preconditions for applicants for the residential fellowships for visual artists 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 autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes. Knowledge of German or English is expected.


The fellowships are endowed with 1,400 € a month.

How to apply?

Application documents (no originals!)

  • Two-sided application form (3-month residential fellowship, 9-month residential fellowship);
  • CV including your artistic career history and previous grants;
  • Explanations to the artistic work and aims during the stay (altogether max. 300 words);
  • At most 10 photos or other images of the artistic work (no slides, no photo CDs, no Mac data CDs).


  • At most one exhibition catalogue; no collective catalogues;
  • At most one CD or DVD, no longer than 15 min.

Send your application to:
Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 BAD EMS

Applications by e-mail will not be accepted.

For more information, please check the official web-page.