Akademie Schloss Solitude is currently accepting applications for 2017, for its Digital Solitude program for young professionals.
The fellowship program is intended for journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of new digital content and formats.
As part of the Program, each year Akademie Schloss Solitude will be awarding a total of 24 months of fellowships to two to four people in 2016 and 2017.
There is a special focus on digital projects in journalism, storytelling, art and cultural mediation, and media art. Young professionals who have an interest in the content of Akademie Schloss Solitude and its interdisciplinary network and are also pursuing independent digital projects can apply for a fellowship. The program will offer them the space and flexibility to develop new ideas and formats, which will be published on or in connection with the online platform Schlosspost, a content focused online platform in English for the Solitude network. The age limit for applicants is 35. However, some fellowships will be awarded irrespective of the age of the applicant. Students are not eligible.
Fellows of this program are not bound to the standard residency requirement of spending at least two-thirds of their residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude. The fellowship includes a grant of 1,150 Euros a month (plus a one-time grant for travel costs for the journey to and from Stuttgart from the fellow’s primary place of residence) and a combined apartment/studio, where electricity, water, and heating will be provided free of charge.
The application period for fellowships in 2017 starts on 1 May 2016 and runs until 30 June 2016.