Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral – Fellowship for curators

Aims and objectives

The Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems was founded in 1995 and is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists and curators from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence fellowships. Balmoral sees itself as an interface between artistic work and theoretical reflection. For this reason, a curatorial scholarship is being offered. The fellowship includes assistance in the organization of three group exhibitions in the exhibition space in the city centre of Bad Ems in cooperation with the fellowship holders. The development of an accompanying program is also desired. Further the curator will accompany the final exhibition in collaboration with the Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral management. Since 2013, fellowships are offered in one artistic genre or one theme each year. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to intensify the content-related artistic exchange among the artists present. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc.



  • 30 m² room
  • €1400 per month
  • Travel allowance covered up to 500 euros
  • Start: annually in April and August
  • Duration: four months
  • Application: in April of the previous year


The place and the rooms

Benefits and requirements

The fellowship is endowed with 1,400 € a month plus subsidy to the travel costs for arrival. The fellowship is awarded for the period of eight months and runs from April each year. The fellowship holder is provided free of charge with a furnished room in the ARSB for living and sleeping, with shower/WC and a studio. Due to the historic nature the building is not yet entirely barrier-free. The apartments and studios in terms of their size and equipment are normally only suitable for one single person. The artists’ residence bears all ancillary costs including water, electricity and heating. The lounge, the dining room and the kitchen are for joint use. Pets are not admitted.


Eligible to apply for a Balmoral fellowship are curators of any age and from any country. The curatorial scholarship is awarded to national or international applicants with a university degree (at least M.A.) and initial curatorial experience. A good command of English is required.


Selection procedure

The decision on the award of the fellowships is made by a jury of experts taking into special consideration the potential of the artistic work for development. The members of the jury make their choice according to the quality of the work samples applicants have to hand in together with their application.



An application form is available for download during the application period (from April 15th – End of May) for each fellowship and must be completed and submitted with the application.


Application documents

  • 2-page application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate
  • Reason for choosing the scholarship (maximum 300 words)
  • List of publications (if available)




  • University degree (at least M.A.) in the humanities
  • first curatorial experience
  • good knowledge of English
Download: application documents
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