Artists' Residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral background

The artists' residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems awards three- and nine-month residential scholarships to fine artists from Germany and abroad whose artistic work bears a clear relation to the motto of the respective round of applications.

Programme description

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, founded in 1995, is a place of reflection, discussion, artistic production and encounter. The Künstlerhaus supports fine artists from around the world by awarding a total of six residential per year. Schloss Balmoral sees itself as an interface between creative work and theoretical reflection and as a mediator between former and current scholarship holders. The scholarship holders' works are regularly presented in the exhibition space of the Künstlerhaus in the city centre of Bad Ems.

Target group

National and international fine artists who have completed an arts degree ( or equal) and subsequently worked as an artist for three years prior to taking up their scholarship. Applications from autodidacts who have demonstrably produced outstanding artistic work are accepted in exceptional cases. Applicants' artistic work must focus on a particular genre or a certain topic specified for each round of applications.

In addition, a nine-month curator scholarship is awarded every year.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship includes a grant of 1,400 EUR per month, a furnished bed-/living room with bathroom, and a studio. A lounge, dining room and kitchen are available for communal use. Two of the scholarships are awarded for three months and four for nine months.


to view the application documents. Application rounds usually begin in May each year when that year's topic is announced and run up to end of June. Usually the residential scholarships start in June of the following year.

The jurors select the scholarship holders based on submitted work samples which are reviewed by a specialist jury focusing in particular on the work's potential for development.

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