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Three Fellowships With October and November Deadlines

By Hassan Muhammad

These three international fellowships are closing to submissions soon. The details are as given on their websites.

AKADEMIE SCHLOSS SOLITUDE RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIP 2022/2023

International artists, writers, scientists, scholars, and business representatives are invited to apply in the following seven spheres:

  1. VISUAL (Visual arts and media):

  2. AURAL & PHYSICAL (Music and performing arts)

  3. DIGITAL (Digital Solitude)

  4. SPATIAL (Architecture and design)

  5. TEXTUAL (Literature and language)

  6. SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK (Education, mediation, theory)

  7. SCIENTIFIC (art, science & business/Humanities, social, natural and economic sciences)

Eligibility

  • Applicants should not be above 40 years old (a limited number of fellowships is awarded regardless of the age limit)

  • Students enrolled for a degree program are not eligible

  • PhD students can apply

  • Scholarships are awarded for a period of six, nine or twelve months. Fellows are obliged to spend at least two-thirds of their fellowships at the Akademie.

  • Artist groups may be considered, in which case, they choose ‘group profile’ and  list all members with their personal data.

  • Double applications to the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) and the AkademieSchloss Solitude ARE NOT PERMITTED.

  • Applicants whose applications are refused during the current selection procedure may apply during two other rounds.

  • Former fellows of the Akademie Schloss Solitude are not eligible.

  • Knowledge of either German and/or English and/or French is a prerequisite for application.

  • Applicants must sign up before they can apply.

Benefits

  1. A free, furnished living/working studio including electricity, water and heating,

  2. A monthly stipend of € 1,200,

  3. Travel expenses for arrival and departure (on a one-time basis).

Deadline is November 30, 2021.

For additional benefits, Jurors and selection procedure, visit here.

MONIACK MHOR’S INTERNATIONAL WRITERS’ RESIDENCY 2022

This international residency is for one month in March 2022. Six mid-career/established international writers and three Scottish (UK-based) writers, working in poetry, prose, nonfiction, playwriting, or songwriting, will be given time and space to develop their work, whilst expanding their professional practice through the cross-pollination of ideas across cultures. Participants will take part in an artistic programme that brings them together with Highland communities and engages audiences with work from different cultural backgrounds.

Benefits

The month-long residency at Moniack Mhor includes:

  1. Stipend of £1000, travel and food costs, and accommodation;

  2. Time and space to develop work and expand creative practice;

  3. Informal opportunities to share and collaborate with other participating writers;

  4. Transport to locations of interest within the Highlands;

  5. Optional attendance at an in-house event on Gaelic place names.

  6. Participation in an event that includes workshops/readings, tour to North-West Scotland, an evening ceilidh event, Edinburgh International Book Festival and StAnza Festival.

Deadline for application is October 31, 2021.

There is also an opportunity to participate in the Connect and Collaborate Residency, a partnership with the Lagos International Poetry Festival to travel to Lagos in October 2022.

For enquiries, contact: residencies@moniackmhor.org.uk or +44 (0)1463 741675.

For details and applications, visit here.

FORGE FELLOWSHIP

The FORGE Fellowship is for anyone who wants to make a new experience. Whether your output is a book, a business, a burrito, or a better world, what is required is you are engaged in your process and interested in developing your craft.

It is entirely online and open to people from all backgrounds, lived experiences, and cultures of expression.

With a FORGE Fellowship, individual makers and small teams (of no more than three) are invited at any point in their career or process to spend a year (February through January) digging in, getting curious, and defining success.

Deadline for application is November 1, 2021.

For details, visit here.


Bio: Hassan Muhammad writes children’s books as NmaHassan Muhammad. He resides in Minna, Nigeria.

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