The ARSB is not only a residency, but also an interface for awarding other Rhineland-Palatinate fellowships. Different requirements apply for the various grants and there are correspondingly different application forms.


The application procedure

All fellowships are advertised publicly.

It is not possible to apply for a Balmoral attendance fellowship and a grant from the Ministry for Family Affairs, Women, Culture and Integration in the same year. Applications for several fellowships in one year are also not permitted.

There is no legal entitlement to the award of a scholarship.
The decision on the awarding of the scholarship will not be explained to the applicants in writing, but will be communicated in writing, preferably by e-mail.

Unsuccessful applicants may not apply in the following year – not even for another fellowship. After three unsuccessful applications, no further applications are possible.


IMPORTANT: Since 2015, artists with a connection to Rhineland-Palatinate may apply three times for each state scholarship, i.e. three times for a project scholarship, three times for a Paris scholarship, etc. (including previous applications), but only every two years.
The award of a Balmoral fellowship or one from the Ministry for Family Affairs, Women, Culture and Integration in Rhineland-Palatinate precludes a new application in the following five years. An application is excluded if the same scholarship has already been awarded once.

The most common mistakes when applying:


  • No three years of artistic activity after graduation (for attendance scholarships)
    The start of the scholarship is decisive
  • No two years of artistic activity after graduation (for scholarships at other residencies and for project scholarships)
    The start of the scholarship is decisive
  • Bachelor’s degree
    Required degree: M.F.A. or comparable
  • Double application (for different scholarships)
  • Wrong field/wrong topic (note the annual topic for attendance scholarships)

Application documents (no originals!)


  1. 2-page application form
  2. curriculum vitae with career and previous funding
  3. explanation of work and goals during the fellowship stay with reference to the theme of the year (max. 300 words in total)
  4. max. 10 photos or other image material of the artistic work (max. DIN A4, no slides, no photo CDs, no Mac data CDs)



  1. max. 1 exhibition catalog



Application documents for the scholarships in South Korea must be submitted in German and English, for the scholarships in France in German as well as French or English. The application documents sent by post must not exceed the format DIN A4. Upload applications can be uploaded via link (to be found within the application forms).

Application form


A 2-page application form is available to download for each fellowship during the application period. This must be completed, signed and enclosed with the application. Applications without a completed and signed application form will not be accepted.

Please note: The application documents will be automatically destroyed after the selection procedure has been completed.



The Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral accepts no liability for application documents sent in.


Applications or catalogues should be sent to:


Artist Residemcy Schloss Balmoral
Villenpromenade 11
56130 Bad Ems