28 May 2021

JUNGE AKADEMIE awards scholarship for art coordination/curation

From September 2021, the JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste will be awarding for the first time a 10-month scholarship to young freelance art coordinators and curators resident in Berlin. Endowed with EUR 1,300 per month, the scholarship will permit the independent and open-ended collaboration with international artists from the JUNGEN AKADEMIE’s artist-in-residence programmes. By introducing the new scholarship, the Akademie der Künste is supporting not only the production of art, but also artists’ creative environment during the pandemic. Applications are possible until 30 June 2021.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage informal contacts between coordinators/curators and the artists of the JUNGE AKADEMIE in the context of workshops, internal presentations and open studios events. It is intended that the scholarship holders gather experience in an international, interdisciplinary environment, develop fields of activity and topics of their own accord and, if possible, initiate new projects.
The programme’s partner is the Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo, which supervises the Akademie scholarship holders of the Villa Serpentara in Olevano in cooperation with the JUNGE AKADEMIE. Scholarship holders of the programme for art coordination/curation are given the opportunity to stay for several weeks as guests in Rome and Olevano. The travel expenses are covered by the JUNGE AKADEMIE.

In interdisciplinary artist-in-residence programmes, the JUNGE AKADEMIE supports international artists from all art sections of the Akademie der Künste with residency and working scholarships at the Akademie’s studios in Berlin and in the Serpentara artists’ residence in Olevano near Rome. It gives artists the chance to network with Akademie members and partners, to exchange creative ideas in an interdisciplinary context and to develop and present art projects – in exhibitions, readings, performances, workshops and open studios events.

Term of the scholarship for art coordination/curation:
September 2021 to June 2022
Closing date for applications: 30 June 2021

Requirements for applicants
•    Excellent knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
•    Interest in exploring art topics
•    Initial experience of the organisation and staging of art projects
•    Desirable are links with Berlin’s independent scene or participation in project spaces
•    Resident in Berlin or the surrounding area

The application with a CV and letter of motivation is to be sent to:
Clara Herrmann, Director of the JUNGE AKADEMIE: junge_akademie@adk.de

Further details
Akademie der Künste: http://www.adk.de
JUNGE AKADEMIE website: www.adk.de/de/akademie/junge-akademie/
JUNGE AKADEMIE’s digital platform: https://junge-akademie.adk.de/de/