german, english
1 or 2 months
Paid by host:

accommodation, grant

Paid by artist:

travel expenses

Application guidelines:

from now on residencies are only granted by personal invitation. General applications will no longer be considered. Open to public applications are the following awards:

  • Sylt Preis für zeitgenössische Fotografie
  • Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Africa
  • Sylt Quelle Literaturstipendium „Inselschreiber“

There is currently an open call for African writers. Download the call for application here - apply before February 15, 2013.

On invitation only

Update my listing
If you see an error or omission on this page, please let us know by filling out the update form.

Kunst:raum sylt quelle

Kunst:raum sylt quelle


The kunst:raum sylt quelle Foundation is located on the site of a natural water reservoir and bottling plant called the Sylt-Quelle. The German word Quelle means source; an appropriate word, as the Sylt Quelle Foundation is intended as a place of beginnings: of ideas, of creative projects. The kunst:raum sylt quelle Foundation consists of a gallery, a large production hall, and five apartments for artists. The buildings are set in an wide, open space which is used for installations and open-air events and which unifies the modern architectural complex into an exciting meeting place. The gallery is located in the Quelle building: a light, uncluttered exhibition space in which temporary exhibitions of international contemporary art take place. The kunst:raum sylt quelle Foundation awards grants to artists of a wide variety of disciplines thus supporting the arts in general by supporting artists individually. Writers, visual artists and composers can all receive kunst:raum sylt quelle work and residence grants.

Accommodation Information

The five fully equipped apartments are for artists staying on the island on sylt quelle work/residence grants, but they may also be used - when available - for guests of the foundation.

Technical Information

The production hall – where the Sylt-Quelle water is bottled – is the foundation’s “big theatre”, a flexible performance space in which an audience of up to 500 people can enjoy both guest productions and works produced by artists staying at the foundation: book and poetry readings, performances, concerts, chamber-opera, films, lectures, podium discussions and science events.


Located on the site of a natural water reservoir and bottling plant called the Sylt-Quelle.

Contact information

Hafenstrasse 1
25980 Sylt / OT Rantum

info [at]