Scholarship of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for female media artists

Scholarship of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for female media artists


The submission deadline for the Scholarship has passed. Thank you for your submissions!

Submission deadline: April 17, 2022 (online)

The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is awarding a scholarship for female media artists for the year 2022. The aim of the scholarship is to promote the development of new work as well as to support the artist’s freedom in trying out new artistic methods and approaches. It is required that the media artist lives in North Rhine-Westphalia, aims to realise a new project and applies online with a corresponding concept by April 17, 2022. There are no thematic demands for submission. The scholarship is not bound to a residency requirement and there is no age limit for an application. The call is open to freelance, professional female media artists as individuals. Students, male media artists and artist groups are excluded from applying. The scholarship starts on July 1, 2022 and ends on December 31, 2022. After completion of the scholarship, there will be a public presentation of the project’s status.

About the scholarship:
The scholarships for female media artists from North Rhine-Westphalia have been awarded since 2000. The scholarship holder receives support of 1,000 euros per month for six months as well as a one-time material prepayment of 1,660 euros, paid with the first monthly rate. In total, the artist will receive 7,660 euros. An expert jury decides on the awarding of the scholarship.

Female media artists living in North Rhine-Westphalia can apply now via our online form:

Questions can be addressed to:
T: +49 (0)173 2722992

Previous scholarship holders:
Ani Schulze (2022), Sophia Bauer (2021), Julia Weißenberg (2020), Vanja Smiljanić (2019), Nico Joana Weber (2018), Pauline M’barek (2017), Vera Drebusch (2016), Céline Berger (2015), Marianna Christofides (2014), Verena Seibt / Clea Stracke (2013), Denise Ritter (2012), Kerstin Ergenzinger (2011), Tina Tonagel (2010), Agnes Meyer-Brandis (2009), Susanne Weirich (2008), Rena Tangens (2007), Anne Pöhlmann (2006), Rosa Barba (2005), Philine Sollmann (2004), Aurelia Mihai (2003), Anja Kreysing (2002), Bettina Lockemann (2001), Ilona Johanna Plattner (2000)

The scholarship is supervised by the Office (based at HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein) in Dortmund.