International Curator Scholarships, Germany

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In order to promote the dialogue between the art and science, we offer a curator scholarship for a junior academic graduate (preferably art history).

It is expected to develop a project in cooperation with the scholarship holders and/or local institutions, that can be realized in Bad Ems and in the period of the scholarship. The scholarship is not to prepare a dissertation.

The curator scholarship will be awarded to international applicants not older than 35 years or to those who graduated not longer than five years ago (M.A., preferably PhD). For applicants for the curator scholarship a full command of the German language as well as a sound knowledge of English or French is essential.

Benefits and requirements
The curator scholarship is awarded for the period of six months. It is endowed with 1,200 € a month. The scholarship is an attendance scholarship; a continuously presence is obligatory.

The yearly term of residence begins in April. The scholarship holder will have the registered secondary residence in Bad Ems for the time of the stay (compulsory registration).

The scholarship holder disposes of a furnished living/bedroom with shower/WC and a studio including electricity, water and heating. Each apartment is equipped with an individual telephone and internet access. If required, the room is also wired up for radio and television. Due to the historical condition of the building, the apartments and studios in terms of their size and equipment are normally only suitable for one single person. The lounge, the dining room and the kitchen are for joint use. Pets are not admitted.

Holders of the curatorial scholarship can use the in-house facilities (computer, copier etc.), necessary for their work for free. There is the library and a reading room with approx. 5,500 books, particularly on modern and contemporary art and the most important art magazines for research.

Together with the scholarship acceptance, the applicant will receive an agreement concluded with the Künstlerhaus and the house rules. After the signing of the contract by the scholarship holder, the scholarship is regarded as legally granted.

Scholarship holders are required to write a report about their stay afterwards.

Selection procedure
The selection committee normally consists of one chairperson and seven members of the jury who are expert representatives of the following professional groups:

  • an art critic
  • a museum director or curator
  • a representative of the studies of Fine Arts from a university or an art academy
  • a member of the artists associations in the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • a visual artist
  • the director of Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral
  • an artistic adviser
  • the desk officer of the Ministry for Education, Science, Youth and Culture of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz

New members of the jury are nominated on a rotational basis at two-year-interval.

The members of the jury make their choice according to the quality of the work samples applicants have to hand in together with their application (for more details see application documents).

Application procedure
All scholarships are announced publicly.

Double applications to the Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral and the Ministry for Education, Science, Youth and Culture of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate as well as applications for several scholarships are not acceptable.

The decision on the award of the scholarships will be made by a panel of experts in consideration of the applicants’ capability of further developing their artistic work (see selection procedure).

There is no legal claim to obtaining a scholarship.

The applicants will not receive any reasons in writing for the decision made on the awarding of the scholarships, but will be informed of the result.

Applicants who were not accepted are not allowed to apply in the following year neither for the same nor another scholarship. They may apply again for a maximum of two further awards.

The awarding of a scholarship from Balmoral or the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate excludes further applications in the following five years.

An application will not be accepted if the same scholarship has already been awarded to that candidate.

Application documents
For all scholarships offered the following documents - no originals! - have to be submitted by mail in German, English or French:

  • CV including your artistic career history and previous grants
  • Passport photo (for application form)
  • Statement of reasons why you have chosen this scholarship and an illustration of your objectives during your intended residence (maximum one A4 page)
  • At least 10, but not more than 20 photos or other images of your artistic works (no slides, no photo CDs, no MAC data CDs), max A4 size
  • Explanations to the submitted works, altogether one A4 page maximum (optional)
  • At most three exhibition catalogues (collective catalogues only if your works cannot be presented in a different way)
  • At most three video cassettes (VHS) or DVDs, each recording no longer than 15 min.

The application materials should not exceed a total weight of 2 kg incl. packing. The Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is not responsible for submitted application materials.

Applications by e-mail will not be accepted.

Application form
The application form is downloadable during the application term. Send filled form with your application documents. Applications without a filled application form will not be accepted.

Send your application to:

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 BAD EMS

We will acknowledge receipt by e-mail.

Closing Date
The application period for the scholarships 2012 ends on July 4th 2011 (date of postmark).

For more information, please visit official website:

One comment on “International Curator Scholarships, Germany

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