What do I need to submit?

How should I fill in the Online Application?

Concerning the section »Questionnaire«

Academic and/or professional background in tabular form
Please add details concerning your academic and/or professional education, eg. information about Bachelor and/or Master degrees, PhDs, trainee courses or eg. if you are a self-trained artist.

Previous works dated by year
For artists: Competitions, realized projects, publications with title and publisher, unpublished works, solo and group exhibitions, list of works (selection), works in collections (selection), major performances (where and when).

For scholars/scientists: Publications by title and publisher, unpublished works, list of publications (selection), research results, completed projects.

Prizes and fellowships/grants dated by year
If you have already won prizes or have been awarded other fellowships, please list them here. And don’t worry if you haven’t any.

Current projects
Please describe which work/project you intend to realize during the fellowship.

Goals
Please explain what you would like to achieve during and with the fellowship.

Concerning the section »References & Contacts«

Indicate the names of two references from within your artistic discipline or your scientific discipline or your professional field
Here you are asked to fill in the names of two persons who are familiar with your artistic or scientific work, eg. former professors, mentors, colleagues etc. who can provide information about it if necessary.

Contacts in Stuttgart, if any
If you already have friends, colleagues, co-workers or any other contacts in Stuttgart, you are welcome to name them here. Only the names and discipline, no addresses. You don’t have to fill in this field and don’t worry if you cannot name anybody.

How/From whom did you hear about the Solitude fellowship?
We would love to get to know how you heard about the fellowship and application round. Eg. through friends, former or current fellows, online platforms, our website, the Goethe-Institute, etc.

Concerning the section »Knowledge of foreign languages«

As the Akademie is an international place it is important that you understand and speak either English, German or French. If you speak any additional language it would be great if you could let us know.

Longer stays abroad (min. of three months)
If you have already stayed outside your own country for more than three months it would be great if you could let us know when and where that was.
You don’t have to fill in that field and don’t worry if you haven’t been abroad for longer.

Concerning the field »Remarks«

Here you can indicate anything that might be important for us to know, eg. that you cannot be away from home for more than six months or that you need a special working surrounding/equipment etc.

Which work samples should I include for which sphere of practice?

Please include the following work samples in the PDF you will have to upload at the end of the application process. Please also note that we will not be able to consider incomplete applications (e. g. a PDF without work samples). The work samples should be as recent as possible.

For the spheres of practice VISUAL and SPATIAL:
Possible work samples can be catalog excerpts, publications, project documentations, images (photographs), links to videos on Vimeo (please don’t send more than 2 or 3 links), production sketches, stage set outlines (please do not include more than 15 images and 3 to 4 excerpts of publications).

For the sphere of practice AURAL & PHYSICAL:
Possible work samples can be project documentations, scores, recordings, excerpts of publications, scripts (please do not include more than 3 recordings and 1 to 2 scores).

For the sphere of practice DIGITAL:
Possible work samples can be links to websites, projects, publications.

For the sphere of practice TEXTUAL:
Possible work samples can be excerpts from books, publications, manuscripts, reviews (please do not include excerpts from more than 3 to 4 books).
For German literature, texts should be in German language, for international literature texts should be preferably in English language as the jury is international and English is the common language.

For the sphere of practice SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK:
Possible work samples can be project documentations, list of publications, excerpts from books, reviews, essays, other texts.

For the sphere of practice SCIENTIFIC:
Possible work samples can be project documentations, list of publications, excerpts from manuscripts, publications (please do not include more than 3 publications).

For all spheres of practice you can always indicate links (possibly short) to websites and blogs as well as to Vimeo and Soundcloud. All links should be valid until the end of the jury process (end of April 2022).
Youtube-links will not be considered as we will not be able to check the origin and copyright of the links. Incomplete or incorrect links will not be checked.