Braunschweig Projects 2020/2021

Braunschweig Projects 2020/2021

The Braunschweig University of Art is an internationally orientated art university with the right to grant doctorates and the right of habilitation. With 1000 students in Fine Art, Design, Aesthetics and Art History as well as Media Studies, the Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in Germany. The Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) announces the following scholarship to be awarded in 2020 on behalf of the Federal State of Lower Saxony:

Braunschweig Projects - 2 scholarships in the field of Sound Art and 5 scholarships in the field of Fine Art.

The scholarships are part of the programme of the State of Lower Saxony for the support of emerging artists at the HBK Braunschweig. The programme is aimed at young artists who are interested in working intensively on artistic projects in the close environment of an art academy. The integration of the scholarship holders into the teaching environment of the HBK Braunschweig is an essential element of the academy ́s effort to promote emerging artists. The involvement of the artists in teaching activities does not, however, lead to the payment of fees or lecturer contracts. The project proposed by the applicant must constitute a significant contribution to the further development of artistic forms and means of expression. If the applicant receives regular benefits from any third party (e.g. residency, work grants, wage payments) or grants paid by the Federal State during the scholarship term, no grant can be paid to the applicant. In the course of their scholarship term and upon completion thereof, all scholarship holders are asked to present their artistic project in an exhibition, a performance or another presentation format adequate to their work.

  • For the period of the applicant’s residence at the HBK Braunschweig, a live-in studio designed for one person will be provided free of charge agains treimbursement of incidental rental costs of approximately 75 EUR each month.
  • Participation in the art academy’s mentoring programme is an integral part of the scholarship programme. The applicant is asked to select a mentor from the HBK Braunschweig. All the professors in the Fine Art department are available as mentors. The scholarship holders will be supported in selecting their mentors uponarrival.
  • The scholarship holder must have completed studies in art. His or her graduation may not date back longer than seven years.

2 grants in the field of Sound Art: The scholarship comprises a monthly allowance of 1,250 EUR for a period of twelve months. Scholarship holders are required to spend a minimum of eightmonths in residence at the HBK Braunschweig. Upon submission of a project calculation developed in consultation with his or her mentor and depending on the project, an additional allowance of usually approximately 5,000 EUR will be paid for materials and travel costs. The scholarship term is expected to begin on December 1, 2020. (The start of the residency period is possible from January 11, 2021). 

5 grants in the field of Fine Art: The scholarship comprises a monthly allowance of 1,250 EUR for a period of twelve months. Scholarship holders are required to spend a minimum of eight months in residence at the HBK Braunschweig. Upon submission of a project calculation developed in consultation with his or her mentor and depending on the project, an additional allowance of usually approximately 5,000 EUR will be paid for materials and travel costs. The scholarship term is expected to begin on December 1, 2020. (The start of the residency period is possible from January 11, 2021).

Applications must be prepared on the respective application form and written either in German or English, and must be submitted by March 26, 2020 (receipt per email no later than 11:59 pm; any applications coming in later will not be considered). The application must specify which of the scholarships programmes it relates to (Sound Art or Fine Art) and should be addressed to: [email protected]. It is not possible to apply for both scholarships. The email (to be sent with “application-bsprojects” in the subject line) may not be larger than 15 MB, otherwise it will not be considered, and must include the following documents:

  • Fully completed and signed application form indicating personal data, c.v., and project description (pdf-file, maximum 1 MB) file name: APF_ name of applicant
  • Documentation of artistic work: portfolio, DIN A4 landscape format, maximum 15 pages, with online links to video and audio files of artistic works (with password, if required) (pdf-file, maximum 12 MB) file name: Portfolio_ name of applicant
  • Photocopy of identity card or passport showing the two main pages or both sides and well readable date of birth (pdf-file, maximal 1 MB) file name: PASS_ name of applicant
  • Photocopy of degree certificate (or a certified Latin-script transcription) of latest university degree, which may not date back longer than seven years (pdf-file, maximal 1 MB) file name: Degree_ name of applicant

It is possible to submit materials required for the assessment of the applicant’s artistic works by postal mail. The deadline is March 26, 2020 (date of receipt by postal mail at HBK Braunschweig).