German, English
3 or 9 months
Paid by host 

International scholarships starting in June each year. All scholarships are endowed with 1,400 Euro per month and include free accommodation at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.

Application guidelines 

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. 300 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. 

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

They will acknowledge receipt by e-mail. 


Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral


The artists’ residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems is an institution incorporated in the Foundation for Culture, Rhineland-Palatinate, from where it receives its funding. It is a place for artistic production, meeting and discussion. Since its foundation in 1995, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral has attended various work projects including all disciplines of visual arts. Visual artists from Rhineland-Palatinate as well as national and international artists are sponsored through the award of artist-in-residence fellowships and project, foreign and exchange fellowships. In addition one residential fellowship is awarded to a curator. The house also opens its doors to the public and features a wide-ranging program with events such as guided tours, open studios, lectures, exhibitions, artist courses, concerts and a summer festival.

Residential fellowships in the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems are awarded to international visual artists. Furthermore a curator fellowship is awarded to a junior academic graduate.

Since 2013, fellowships are offered in one artistic genre or one theme each year which is announced at the beginning of the application period early May. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc.

For international visual artists
Two 3-month Balmoral residential fellowships
- Four 9-month Balmoral residential fellowships

For international fellows in the humanities
- One 9-month Balmoral residential fellowship for a curator
For the curator fellowship, mastery of the German language spoken and in writing as well as good knowledge of English is essential.

The scholarship holders can make use of the library and reading room with approx. 6,000 books, particularly on modern and contemporary art and the most important art magazines.


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

Accommodation Information 

Individual apartments of 16-20 m². 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.

Studio Information 

Studio of 17-27 m².

Technical Information 

The scholarship holders can make use of the in-house facilities for free, especially of the library and reading room with approx. 6,000 books, particularly on modern and contemporary art and the most important art magazines.


The artists’ house is located in Bad Ems, a historical spa town with a population of 10,000. It lies close to the river Lahn and is about 18 km from Koblenz. The A3 motorway can be used to reach Cologne and Frankfurt quickly.

Villenpromenade 11
56130 Bad Ems
+49 (0) 2603 9419-0
+49 2603 9419-16

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