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 2023/2024 - ARTIST FUNDING of the State of Lower Saxony at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)

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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 liberal 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 is calling for applications for scholarships for the state of Lower Saxony in the fields of fine art and sound art for the 2023/24 academic year.

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 01.04.2023. Scholarship holders can move into their accommodation from 17.04.2023.

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 01.04.2013 and before 01.04.2020. 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 26.10.2022: (e-mail must be received by 11:59 pm, applications received after this will not be considered).

E-mails (RE: application-bsprojects / Braunschweig Projects 23/24 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)

Send to: President Prof. Dr. Ana Dimke, HBK Braunschweig, Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1, D-38118 Braunschweig

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)

Within the framework of Braunschweig Projects 2023/2024, a pilot project will offer scholarships for Ukrainian artists who have had to flee Ukraine. The aim is to cushion the hardships caused by the war.

Call for applications

Expressions of interest are sought for the renowned stipend program, Braunschweig Projects. This call-out is exclusively focused on artists who need, or needed to fly from the war zone in Ukraine. Therefore, eligible applicants for this call-out are artists who have recently resided, or still reside in Ukraine. This call aims to ease war-related hardship. As part of the Braunschweig Projects Residency Program, the selection criteria for this application is based on documentation that demonstrates the applicant as having established a comprehensive artistic practice, inclusive of exhibition activities, in the field of Fine Arts.

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) is an artistic-scientific university. As one of the largest art academies in Germany with close to 1000 students, the university offers fields of study in the liberal arts, art education, performing arts, design, visual communication, art history and media studies. It is equipped with excellent studios and laboratories, providing an ideal working environment for intellectual, creative and artistic purposes. Braunschweig, with its population of around 250,000 is the largest city between Hanover and Berlin.

Funding for the residency program begins on 1 April 2023 and includes a stipend of 1.250 EUR per month for 12 months in total. As part of this arrangement, art residents are required to provide some reimbursement of around 90 EUR per month to Braunschweig Projects for ancillary and maintenance costs. During this period, selected particpants will reside at the University for at least eight months during the lecture period in the summer and winter semesters. Art residencies commence from 17 April, 2023, and subsidies for travel and project costs are available.

Braunschweig Projects provides rent-free residential studio accommodation, designed for one person and located in Braunschweig. In the final stage of the residency program, all scholarship holders will contribute to a presentation of creative work designed to provide more visibility to their practice in Germany. Working under the mentorship of a professor from the university, each scholarship holder will also have opportunities to present aspects of their developing artistic project within the university over the course of their stay. This residency program encourages interaction and networking within HBK Braunschweig, and various cultural communities within Germany.


  • Applicants must have successfully completed an art degree between the period of 1 April, 2013 and 1 April, 2020.
  • Documented evidence of artistic practice and exhibition activities must be included in the application. Applicants should include an outline of their current personal circumstances and living conditions, while indicating why this particular residency program will be of benefit to their creative development.
  • Scholarships cannot be granted to applicants who receive regular benefits from third parties (e.g. residency grants, work grants, salary payments) or state funding in parallel to the funding period of the Braunschweig Projects Residency Program.


Applications are due on 26 October, 2022 (11:59 p.m) and may be prepared in either German or English. Using the application form all submissions are to be sent to: . The e-mail must not exceed 15 MB in size, otherwise it will not be accepted.

Submissions should contain the following documents:

  1. a completed and signed application form with personal information, curriculum vitae and project description (approx. 3 pages),
  2. a documentation of the artistic work – eg: a portfolio, with links to video and audio files of artistic works available online (inclusive of passwords),
  3. a copy of the final certificate of the applicant’s university degree,
  4. a brief outline of the applicants current personal circumstances and living conditions as well as a rationale that demonstrates why the applicant qualifies for this residency program.

If you are selected an authorized translation of the official documents may be needed. If the application does not include all the information above, the application will not be considered. However, if there are personal circumstances that compromise an applicant‘s capacities to provide some of the above (e.g. due to loss of documentation resulting from the war) the applicant should detail this in their submission. In this instance, if an applicant is selected without all the required documentation, an authorised request of official documents will be sought.

Please address your application to:

Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1
38118 Braunschweig

In case you have further questions regarding the program, please send an e-mail to .

Application form (to be used)

Notes on data protection (to be used)


Ellen Fischer

Gebäude 14, Raum 112
+49 531 391 9380