Braunschweig Projects

Braunschweig Projects was developed on the basis of graduate funding for the arts. In collaboration between HBK Braunschweig and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, a residency programme was created in which the international artist funding of the State of Lower Saxony was relocated to the university. Braunschweig Projects combines the goal of promoting young artists with the development of internationalisation.

BRAUNSCHWEIG PROJECTS 2024/2025 - ARTIST FUNDING of the State of Lower Saxony at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)

The application deadline is 18.10.2023 (e-mail inbox)

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Call for applications

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig) is an artistic-scientific university with the right to award doctoral and post doctoral qualifications. With around 1,000 students in the fields of fine arts, art education, performing arts, design, visual communication, art history and media studies, the HBK Braunschweig is one of the largest art academies in Germany.

Under the title "Braunschweig Projects", the HBK Braunschweig announces a total of 7 scholarships for the year 2024/25 on behalf of the State of Lower Saxony:

  • 5 scholarships in the field of fine arts
  • 2 scholarships in the field of sound art

The scholarships are part of the promotion of young artists by the university and the state. They are aimed at artists who would like to work on a project in the immediate vicinity of the HBK Braunschweig. With their project proposal, the scholarship holders should make a significant contribution towards the further development of forms of artistic practice.

Scholarship holders will be integrated into the university by a mentor who will be a fine arts professor. Scholarship holders will be able to choose their mentor themselves. In addition, all professors of the fine arts will be available for artistic discourse with the scholarship holders. The university actively supports the mediation of contacts.

The scholarship holders will have the opportunity to present the current status of their artistic project internally, within the university, during the scholarship period. In addition, they will also be obliged to participate in a joint final presentation.

Funding is provided in the form of scholarships of 1,250 euros per month over a period of 12 months. During this time, scholarship holders are required to reside at the HBK Braunschweig for at least 8 months during the lecture period in the summer and winter semesters. The funding period will begin on 01.04.2024. Scholarship holders can move into their accommodation from 15.04.2024.

There will also be an allowance for project and travel costs. After deduction of the travel costs of all scholarship holders, the remaining amount will be divided among the scholarship holders on the basis of a project calculation and in consultation with the chosen mentor. The realisation of the contributions for the final exhibition as a joint project will be in the foreground in the awarding.

A residential studio in Braunschweig, designed for one person, will be provided rent-free for the duration of the stay in Braunschweig for reimbursement of the incidental rental costs of approximately 90 euros per month.

A pre-requisite for a scholarship is a successfully completed art degree. The most recent studies must have been completed after 01.04.2014 and before 01.04.2021. Scholarship holders must be able to show proof of extensive artistic practice and exhibition participation.

A scholarship cannot be granted if the applicant is receiving regular benefits from third parties during the funding period (e.g. residence or salary payments or work scholarships) or a state subsidy.



Applications in German or English should be submitted using the application form with specific reference to one of the scholarships advertised above to the following e-mail no later than 18.10.2023: (e-mail must be received by 11:59 pm, applications received after this will not be considered).

E-mails (RE: application-bsprojects / Braunschweig Projects 24/25 Sound Art OR! Fine Art) should not exceed 15 MB, otherwise they will not be considered, and must contain the following documents:

1) Fully completed and signed application form with personal details, curriculum vitae and project description (approx. 3 pages)
(PDF file, max. 1 MB/ file name: APF_ applicant name)

2) Evidence of artistic work: portfolio with any links to video and audio files of artistic works incl. password, if required
(PDF file, max. 12 MB/ file name: Portfolio_ applicant name)

3) Copy of graduation/degree certificate of most recent degree or certified translation in German
(PDF file, max. 1 MB/ file name: Degree_applicant name)

Applications which do not meet the above requirements (complete documents, correct file types, file names, file sizes, e-mail receipt) will not be considered.

It is not possible to apply for both scholarships at the same time.

Application template (to be used​​​​​​​)

Notes on data protection (to be used)


Kerstin Dopatka-Durston

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