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Application deadline
The application period for 2018 fellowships ended on June 30, 2017.

The selection of the fellowship holders will be published presumably end of October. Until then we ask you for your patience!

The next announcement of fellowships will take place in the beginning of May 2018.


The most common mistakes when applying

Less than three years artistic career after graduation (residency fellowships)
The beginning of the fellowship is significant 

Less than two years after last application

Wrong genre/wrong theme

No completed art studies

Application procedure
All fellowships are announced publicly.

It is not possible to apply for a Balmoral residence fellowship and a fellowship of the Ministry of Science, Further Education and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate in the same year. Applications for a Balmoral residence fellowship are only allowed for three or nine month.
The decision on the award of the fellowships will be made by a panel of experts in consideration of the applicants’ capability of further developing their artistic work. 
There is no legal claim to obtaining a fellowship.
The applicants will not receive any reasons in writing for the decision made on the awarding of the fellowships, but will be informed of the result; preferable by e-mail.
Applicants who were not accepted are not allowed to apply in the following year neither for the same nor another fellowship. They may apply again for a maximum of two further Balmoral residence fellowships.
The awarding of a fellowship from Balmoral or the Ministry of Science, Further Education and Culture Rhineland-Palatinate excludes further applications in the following five years after the end of the fellowship.
An application will not be accepted if the same fellowship has already been awarded to that candidate.

Application documents
 (no originals!)
1. Two-sided application form 
2. CV including your artistic career history and previous grants
3. Explanations to the artistic work and aims during the stay (altogether max. 600 words) 
4. At most 10 photos or other images of the artistic work (no slides, no photo CDs, no Mac data CDs)

- At most one exhibition catalogue; no collective catalogues 
- At most one CD or DVD, no longer than 15 min. 

The application materials must not exceed A4 size and a total weight of 2 kg incl. packing. The Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral is not responsible for submitted application material. 

Applications by e-mail will not be accepted. 

Application form
An application form is available for download during the application period for each fellowship and must be completed and submitted with the application. Applications without a filled application form will not be accepted. 

Return of documents
Reshipment of the application documents will take place upon receipt of payment of EUR 15 on account mentioned in the application form. Reception of fee after the deadline will not be considered. The fee for reshipment is charged for applicants from Germany and the other EU- and EFTA-countries as well as from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and the USA. Please note: If the reshipment is not marked in the application form, the documents will be destroyed automatically after the completion of the selection procedure. Exclusion of liability The Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral assumes no liability for any application.

Send your application to:
Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 BAD EMS

We will acknowledge receipt by e-mail as soon as all data is recorded. 
Please note that it could take up to 4 weeks.