If you have questions concerning the procedure, you might find them answered in the FAQs below.
Who can make nominations for a NetworkGrant residency?
All former or present fellows of Akademie Schloss Solitude are eligible to nominate candidates.
Who can I nominate for a NetworkGrant residency?
Any person working in an art-related field, pursuing artistic practices or potentially interested
in the exchange within Solitude´s artistic discourse. There are no limitations of age, profession,
education, etc.. You may also propose a group, but keep in mind that the funding will have to be shared
amongst its members, which will radically shorten the stay.
Why can only former or present Akademie Schloss Solitude fellows propose candidates for the NetworkGrant residency?
We are all part of an open network on a broadening field related to the arts, and to Akademie Schloss Solitude.
The foundational idea of the NetworkGrant residency is to activate these connections, to expand their potential
beyond the realm of the academy´s system and to open them up to others. Former and present fellows know best
who would benefit from the place, time and opportunities of such a residency. Besides fellows´ knowledge of
the residency experience, we all work in distinct communities that we enrich and promote, so it is from fellows´
personal networks that we would like to draw candidates.
What is needed for the application?
If possible, please apply in English to facilitate communication. Once you have submitted the donation of
15 Euro per proposal, you can send us the contact information of you nominee(s) via email
to: email@example.com in the following order:
Candidate´s name and surname:
Nationality or resident country (for visa reasons):
Email (important! - to contact nominees about application materials):
How to send my application?
Former and current fellows can send their nomination via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominees will be personally informed about their nomination to the NetworkGrant and invited to send their
application to the same email address, with the following attachments:
- letter of interest (not more than 600 characters)
- CV (brief textual biography)
- portfolio and/or link to homepage (whatever you consider significant to represent your work - not more than 20MB)
To bridge the digital gap it is also possible to send your application via post to the following
Akademie Schloss Solitude, NetworkGrant, Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart, Germany.
Applications will not be returned.
How many applications can I submit?
Each nomination has been fixed with 15 Euro per nominated candidate. You can make as many nominations as you
desire. The full amount of nomination fees will provide the grant for the selected candidate.
When is the final deadline for entries?
Deadline for application is February 28st 2014.
Nominators, please select your candidate(s) as soon as possible, so they have enough time to submit their
When and where will the Fellowship take place?
The NetworkGrant residency will take place at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany between
March and September 2015.
What are the conditions/benefits for selected residents?
The NetworkGrant residency is a fellowship hosted at Akademie Schloss Solitude. It is expected that fellows
spend at least two-thirds of their residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
The fellowship includes the following:
A combined apartment / studio, furnished with electricity, water, heat and internet free of charge.
A stipend amounting to 1,100 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).
Additional project support depends on the final amount of donations to the grant.
The use of the workshops owned by Akademie Schloss Solitude, under the supervision of the technical director,
are free of charge for fellowship holders.
In light of the historical character and architectural substance of the building, the combined apartment/studios
are generally only suitable for one person. In special cases the Akademie will consider allocating two studios
All artists invited to stay at Akademie Schloss Solitude for more than three months are obliged to establish
residence in Stuttgart for the duration of the grant (compulsory registration).
Engagements and participations in the Solitude program or exhibitions on site are very welcome but not obligatory.
How can I support the network grant?
Payments can be made via Paypal or bank transfer.
(If you don´t have a Paypal account but would like one, you may register here: www.paypal.com)
Via Paypal to:
For bank transfers, please deposit into the following account:
Akademie Schloss Solitude - Network Grant
Account Number: 8071677
Bank Code: 600 501 01
Bank Institute: BW Bank Stuttgart
IBAN: DE 13 6005 0101 0008 0716 77
Who is initiating networkgrant.org?
Network Grant has been initiated by three former fellows (Demian Bern, Robert Gärtner, Konstantin Lom) from
the fields of cultural management and design. Nevertheless, it is a community project and will only become
realized with contributions from everyone.
The idea for a network grant evolved from the vivid exchanges, friendships and continuing projects of fellows
beyond their time at the Akademie.
Whom can I ask for any other questions?
If you could not find answers to your concerns in the points made above, please feel free to write us an
email to: email@example.com and we will do our best to help out.
This initiative can only prosper with many people participating. However, we would not like to view this pilot
project as crowdfunding. Rather, our motivation is to create means to stimulate values of artistic exchange
rather than extracting value from social relationships. We find it necessary to actively involve the many
experiences and visions of fellows in the promotion of personalities and projects that envision and relate
to perspectives in arts and culture. We are convinced that ideas and proposals from within the fellow
network and the Akademie´s offer to host a NetworkGrant residency can add a dynamic element to the Solitude
community, while giving recipients of this new fellowship the chance and freedom to develop their work in
an inspiring environment and community.
Is 15 Euro too much money?
If 15 Euro is still considered too much money to send, you might agree on a join-venture with your candidate
and share the costs (7,50 Euro each).