Visual Arts Music Literature
3 months
Paid by host 

In addition to room and board at Schloss Wiepersdorf, all fellows also receive a monthly cash stipend of €1200 and a monthly grant of €160 to cover material expenses.

Application guidelines 

Fellowships will be awarded in consultation with an independent jury of experts. Artists and writers can apply for either an individual fellowship or a collaborative fellowship. Artists and writers who wish to take up the fellowship on their own can apply for an individual fellowship. Applicants for collaborative fellowships should each name one or two people with whom they will work together on their artistic productions at Schloss Wiepersdorf. A collaborative fellowship includes two rooms, one for the fellow and an additional room for the other participant(s) in the project, either one guest for the entire period or two guests who will participate consecutively, each one for part of the three-month residency. The other participants can come from any artistic field—including arts and crafts. The same conditions apply for them as for the fellows. Domestic partners or spouses can only be suggested if they directly participate in the artistic production of the respective fellow.

Please complete the application form online.


Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf

Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf


The Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation awards residency fellowships to artists and writers in Schloss Wiepersdorf (State of Brandenburg, Fläming) in accordance with the following guidelines and dependent on the means available pursuant to the regulations of the State Budget Ordinance (LHO) and the administrative regulations (VV) relating to sections 23 and 44. Fellowships are granted at the Foundation’s discretion and no one can claim legal entitlement to a residency fellowship.

Artists and writers from Germany and abroad working in the following areas are eligible to apply:

  • Literature (incl. poetry, prose, dramatic arts, essay, screenplay, criticism, translation)
  • Science/Romanticism (Academic writing and research/Humanities and social sciences with themes on the epoch and sentiments of Romanticism)
  • Science/Topics focusing on the previously divided Germany (Academic writing and research/Questions relating to the history of East and West Germany during the period of division)
  • Fine arts (incl. painting, graphic arts, sculpture, media arts, and photography)
  • Composition (incl. sound design, sound installation, sound performance, conducting)

Applicants must have completed an artistic or academic course of study, be working on a doctorate, or have distinguished themselves through publications or long-standing professional artistic or academic work, and can provide samples of their work to substantiate this. German or English proficiency is required of all applicants. Basic German language skills would be helpful for a successful residence. Decisive for the awarding of a fellowship are the quality of the applicant’s previous artistic or academic work and the proposed project.

Not eligible for a fellowship are:

  • students—with the exception of doctoral, post-doctoral, and master-class (MeisterschülerInnen) students
  • people who have already received a Schloss Wiepersdorf fellowship in the last two years prior to the application year
  • members of the jury

The residency fellowship lasts for three months and is granted for the periods March to May, June to August, and September to November. Visa costs will be covered for fellows from countries requiring a visa for Germany. 


Works by fellowship recipients are presented to the public through readings, exhibitions, concerts, lectures and other formats.


Neo-baroque mansion and park in the village of Wiepersdorf the former residence of Ludwig Achim and Bettina von Arnim, the foremost literary couple of the German Romantic period. Near the town of Jüterbog, about 80 km to the south of Berlin. Shuttle bus to the town of Jüterbog (22 km) twice a week but a private car is recommended. The nearest railway station is 20 km and the nearest airport is 100 km away.

Bettina-von-Arnim-Str. 13
14913 Wiepersdorf
+49 3 37 46/6 99-0
+49 3 37 46/6 99-19

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