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Scholarships for Young Artists at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig awarded by the Federal State of Lower Saxony

The application deadline ran out on April 13, 2016
(date of receipt by regular mail).
Applications are not possible anymore!


Invitation to Young Talents to apply for a scholarship

The Braunschweig University of Art is an internationally orientated art university with the right to grant doctorates and the right of habilitation. With 1000 students in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, ART.Education, Design, Aesthetics & Art History and Media Studies, the Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in Germany.
Excellently equipped studios and laboratories provide the ideal working conditions for all intellectual, creative and artistic processes.

The Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) advertises the following scholarship to be awarded in 2016 on behalf of the Federal State of Lower Saxony:

a) Three (3) "Braunschweig PROJECTS" Scholarships for artists of Sound Art

b) Five (5) "Braunschweig PROJECTS" Scholarships for artists of Fine Arts


These scholarships are part of the promotion programme for artists of the Braunschweig University of Art and the State of Lower Saxony. This programme is aimed at young artists who are interested in working intensively on artistic projects in the close environment of an art university.

The integration of the scholars into the teaching conducted at the HBK Braunschweig is an essential element of HBK´s efforts to promote young artistic talents. However, no fee payments, no lectureship or work as a lecturer can be derived from this involvement.

The project to be proposed by the applicant must constitute a material contribution to the ongoing development of the means of artistic expression.

No grant will be paid if, during the scholarship term, the applicant receives regular benefits from any third party (e.g. residency or work grants) or grants paid by the Federal State.

In the course of their scholarship term, and upon completion of the latter, all scholars will have to present their artistic projects in a presentation or performance or any other equivalent way.
 

a) Three (3) grants in the field of Sound Art

Eligible applicants will receive a grant in the amount of 1,250,- EUR per month for a maximum term of six (6) months, including a minimum of three (3) months of compulsory residence at the HBK Braunschweig. Depending on the intended project, an additional allowance will be available for the costs of materials and travels upon submission of a project costing in consultation with the chosen mentor.

The scholarship term is expected to start on June 1, 2017 (Arrival for the beginning of scholar’s residence time is possible from June 1, 2017).

b) Five (5) grants in the field of Fine Arts

Eligible applicants will receive a grant in the amount of 1,250,- EUR per month for a term of twelve (12) months, including a minimum of eight (8) months of compulsory residence at the HBK Braunschweig. Depending on the intended project, an additional allowance will be available for the costs of materials and travels upon submission of a project costing in consultation with the chosen mentor.

The scholarship term is expected to start on December 1, 2016
. (Arrival for the beginning of scholar’s residence time is possible from December 1, 2016).
 

General Information

 

1. For the period of the applicant’s residence at the HBK Braunschweig a rent-free live-in studio will be provided. Any incidental costs will have to be borne by the applicant.

2. Participation in a mentoring programme constitutes an integral part of the promotion. The applicant is obligated to select a personal mentor from the HBK. All the professors in the Fine Arts are available to serve as mentors. This search will be supported on site.

3. At the start of the scholarship term the scholar must not be older than 40 years. He/she must have completed studies in art, and the graduation must not date further back than a maximum of ten years.
 

Application

 

1. Applications must be made on the appropriate application form and filed by April 13, 2016 (date of receipt by regular mail). The application must be for one of the scholarships specified above (no double applications will be accepted, nor any applications by e-mail) and should be addressed to:

Herrn Nikolas Lange
Präsident (m.d.W.d.G.b.) und HVP
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
code word: Braunschweig PROJECTS 2016/17
Sound Art - or! – Fine Arts
Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1
D-38118 Braunschweig

2. The following documents must be included in the application:

  • Printed Application form with personal data, c.v., artistic background/development and scholarships received in the past
  • Examples of applicant’s artistic work:
  • Printed Portfolio (no larger than DIN A4, 10 pages, 10 images) and, if available, one solo catalogues (no group catalogues);
  • For sound art and video work: no more than 2 DVDs / CDs. Please do not send any originals!
  • Printed Description of the artistic project (no more than 2 DIN A4 pages)
  • Readable evidence of your birth date (e.g. copy of identity card or passport).

3. By recommendation of a high-ranking jury, with a representative of the State Ministry for Science and Culture on the panel, the presidium of HBK will decide on the award of the several scholarships.
The results will be communicated to you by e-mail in June.

4. You are kindly requested to include a self-addressed and pre-paid reply envelope, otherwise we will not be able to return your documents (German Postage Stamps)

Use this Link to find Application form.
 

Please note that the official language is German!

The english translation provided by the Hochschule ist a service!