JUNGE AKADEMIE – Fellowships

Berlin Fellowship


Villa Serpentara Fellowship
A three-month residential fellowship abroad, awarded mainly to artists from Berlin, at the Villa Serpentara in Olevano Romano (near Rome), Italy. Fellows publicly report about the work they conducted the previous year in the “land where lemons grow.” They are supported on location by members of the German academy Villa Massimo.


Ellen Auerbach Fellowship for Photography
An advancement fellowship for young international photographers, awarded biannually, that is financed from the estate of the photographer Ellen Auerbach. In 2014, in an unprecedented case, the distinction was awarded a second time during the book presentation of a previously promoted artist, whose fellowship had first made this work possible. In the future, such double appreciation is intended to be analogously linked to the Berlin Fellowship and encouraged whenever possible.


Saarland Fellowship
Since 2002 the Visual Arts Section has awarded the Saarland Fellowship for a working residency in Berlin (three-month maximum). It was awarded annually until 2014; biannually since 2016. Candidates recommended by the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Saar are selected by a jury of Akademie members in the Visual Arts Section.


Schlubach-Hirschmeier Fellowship
Named after Alfred Hirschmeier (1931–1996), one of most important set designers of the former GDR, and endowed by the Berlin stage and film designer Jan Schlubach (1920–2006), the Akademie der Künste has awarded this grant to talented young film scenographers since 1997. As of 2017 it will again be awarded biannually by Akademie members in the Film and Media Arts Section. It is chiefly intended as recognition, and for project support.


Further information on the fellowship programmes and about the Berlin Fellows of the JUNGE AKADEMIE is available on the German-language version of our website.

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