Open Call For Digital Journalists


The application round for a new fellowship has started: Akademie Schloss Solitude is holding an open call for the first time for digital journalists, web developers, and web designers. 24 months for two to four fellows will be awarded for the year 2016. The program will be continued with another open call with the same scope in 2017 and 2018.

The fellows chosen in this program will get the unique chance to pursue an intensive exchange with the other Solitude fellows to learn from renowned artists and scientists about future issues in the fields of science, art, economics, and politics as well as their daily developments, whilst also being supported by the Akademie’s team in pursuing personal journalistic and artistic projects.

Launch of new web portal

With the launch of a new web portal towards the end of 2015, the Akademie offers an attractive platform with an international reach. The artistic and journalistic content and formats of the portal are dedicated to the projects and subjects of the participants of the Solitude network. The fellows of the new program contribute to the content produced inside and outside the Akademie, together with the editorial team and fellows of other disciplines. From 2016 onward, the portal will also be open for content outside the Solitude network: interested artists and authors around the world are invited to submit contributions. Akademie Schloss Solitude will premiere the best works and ideas. The voting will take place in the online community via the web portal. Regular »open calls« will start from 2016 onward.

Young professionals

The new fellowship program is focusing on young, professional digital journalists, web developers, and web designers. Applicants should be no older than 35. For applicants over 35, the completion of their degree should be no longer than five years ago. Students registered at a university will not be included in the selection. The fellowships are rewarded with a monthly sum of 1,150 Euros (with free accommodation). An obligation of residency is partly intended.

The jurors for the first round of applications for the new program are: Clara Herrmann, coordinator of the new web portal, Alessandro Mininno, web adviser (Milan/Italy), and Stefano Mirti, designer (Milan/Italy).

The application deadline is Tuesday June 30, 2015 (submission of the online application). Applicants can find the application form and all information needed here: application form.

The new web portal and fellowship program for digital journalism, web development, and web design  are supported by the Ministry for Science, Research, and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

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