Artistic residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart

The Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art together with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, invite Polish candidates to an artistic residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude from October 2020 to December 2020. The program addresses young professionals with different disciplinary emphases with a distinct interest in a transdisciplinary approach and a strong motivation for group interaction.

  • Where 

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


  • When

October – December  2020


  • Deadline for submitting applications

30/08/2020, 5 pm., CET


  • Number of available places:1


  • Eligibility

The call is dedicated to candidates of Polish nationality.

The minimum age of candidate is 18. For applications are invited artists working in the field of broadly understood visual arts (including a performance).


  • Selection

The representatives and curators of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Ujazdowski , together with the directors of both institutions, will select three applications from among those sent in, and they will be presented to the Akademie Schloss Solitude that will make the final decision about which artist will be chosen for the residency.

The selection will be based on the evaluation of the application and the Participants' portfolio 

The decision will be published on the websites of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute,, and the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art,, by 07/09/2020.


  • Funding

Each fellowship recipient is granted 1,000 Euro per month (plus one-time expenses incurred by the fellowship holder travelling to and from Stuttgart from his or her primary place of residence). 

Each fellowship recipient is granted 2,000 euro for the residency project.

The fellowship includes a free, furnished living/working studio including electricity, water and heating.


  • How to apply 

The application (in English) should be in the form of a single pdf file containing in the title the person's first and last name (e.g. Name_Surname.pdf), and which should be comprised of the following elements: 

1) cover letter (200-1000 words)

2) resume/CV    

3) portfolio (recent works, curatorial activities, participation in conferences, published articles, etc.). Max. 10 MB file

Applications should be sent to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 30/08/2020, 5 pm CET

The Organiser hereby reserves the right to cancel the open call at any time, but no later than on the day when the results are announced.


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 disciplines are enabled to work and research free of daily pressures and presentation deadlines. 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. 

More information: 

The artistic residency program at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is a curatorial program addressed to creators from various disciplines as well as curators who have come to Poland from all over the world. We support our guests in the implementation of their artistic projects as well as encourage them to experiment in the fields of their particular interest. We understand residencies as a medium for artistic activities, allowing presentation under a different model than the traditional exhibition. We conduct research projects mapping the city, engaging local communities, and we also support the exchange of knowledge. We promote the idea of mobility in Poland and Eastern Europe. 

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The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a national institution responsible for the promotion of Polish culture and heritage internationally, including via the website with daily news about the most interesting events related to Polish culture. As part of its global activities, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute has presented over eight thousand events seen by almost sixty million viewers. The Visual Poland programme supports international dialogue within the field of visual culture, so crucial in the times when the presence and recognition of an artist in the world determines not only the value of their art, but also its direct impact. The Institute’s activities include organizing exhibitions, promoting artistic events, instigating and conducting research projects, as well as initiating and supporting publications released in cooperation with international publishers. The programme also involves permanent and active collaboration with foreign institutions, curators, critics, and galleries, ensuring the presence of Polish artists at renowned artistic events, as well as offering them the opportunity to take part in residency programmes abroad.

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