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:
- Three 4-month Balmoral residential fellowships
- Three 8-month Balmoral residential fellowships
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.
Studio of 17-27 m².
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.
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.