Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Hans Arp (1886-1966) and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) are among the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century. They galvanized the movements of Dada and Surrealism, and influenced the development of concrete art and organic abstraction. Since 1977 the Stiftung Arp e.V. has overseen the greater part of both artists’ estates. It holds one of the most comprehensive collections of their work and manages most of their written and photographic archives. The Foundation also has an extensive research library, which holds primary literature and catalogues of the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp as well as many publications of their broader artistic and cultural context.

In 2018, the Stiftung Arp e.V. is awarding up to four research- and archive-fellowships to both junior scholars as well as to established researchers and curators whose work addresses the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber Arp.

a) The archive and library fellowships are intended for junior scholars as well as established researchers and curators whose research project or exhibition addresses the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber and who wish to research the collection, the archive and the library in person. Depending on the scope of the research project, fellowships will be awarded for the duration of 1 to 6 months. The monthly stipend ranges from 900 to 1,200 Euros and the amount is determined by the researcher’s qualifications. Residency is required.

b) The research fellowships are intended for junior scholars (pre- and postdoctoral), whose research engages with the work of Hans Arp and/or Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The period of support is one year, with a monthly stipend between 900 and 1,200 Euros, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. Residency is not required. However, the fellow is expected to consult the foundation’s collection and archive during the fellowship period. As a prerequisite to the application, the research project in question must be tied to a university or a research institution.

For the application for a research or archive fellowship please submit the following materials:
– CV
– Publication List
– Research Description and Plan: (3-5 pages)
– Summary of the project (max. 500 words)

Fellows will be selected by a committee of experts.
Please submit applications electronically to:

For further information and questions, please contact
Dr. Maike Steinkamp, Stiftung Arp e.V.
Tel.:  +49 (0) 3060967426