Alpine Fellowship on Freedom for Writers and Artists in Sweden 2022

The Alpine Fellowship on freedom is awarding awards to authors, philosophers, actors, and visual artists for their finest work related to the topic of the Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium in Fjällnäs in 2022.

The Alpine Fellowship is a collection of authors, philosophers, and artists that are interested in learning and sharing in order to get a deeper knowledge of themselves and others. They prize openness – the ability to critically reflect on deeply held views; the bravery to be vulnerable – speaking from personal experience; and the desire to learn – the ability to really accept and listen to others.

They believe it is critical to assist today’s young people who may have become disillusioned by the realities of modern education. They are interested in learning more about what an alternate educational paradigm would entail. As a result, the enterprise’s spirit must be open-ended, and they welcome and seek the support, participation, and presence of anybody who is interested in what they care about.

The awards are divided into four categories:

Writing: Awarded for the finest piece of writing on the theme of ‘Freedom,’ the 2022 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium’s theme.

Visual Arts: Awarded for the outstanding visual arts response to the Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium’s topic of ‘Freedom.’

Theatre: Designed to encourage aspiring theatre authors to use the dramatic genre to explore and confront philosophical concepts.

Academic Writing: Awarded for the finest academic essay written on the 2022 Alpine Fellowship topic of freedom.

Worth of Scholarship

Writing: The winner and the two runners-up will be invited to the Fjällnäs conference. The winner receives a monetary reward of £10,000, which is delivered by poet John Burnside. The second place receives £3000, while the third-place receives £2000.

Visual Arts: The winner and two runners-up in the visual arts category will be invited to the Fjällnäs symposium. The winner will get £2000, plus an additional £1000 to cover shipping and installation costs.

Theatre: The reward for theatre is £3000, including a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium.

Academic Writing: The symposium is open to the winner and two runners-up. The winner will get a £3,000 cash reward as well as an invitation to the symposium. Runners-up are invited to the symposium and are given a prize.

Alpine Fellowship on Freedom for Writers and Artists | Eligibility Criteria

All rewards are open to people of all countries who are at least 18 years old.
Writing: All genres are welcome. Each entry must be no more than 2500 words long. One entry per person is allowed.

At any point in time, the text must not have been published, self-published, or accepted for publishing in print or online, nor must it have won or been put in another competition. Because the entries are completely anonymous, the judging is fair.

Visual arts: All visual media, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, digital, and installation, are acceptable. One entry per person is allowed. Entries should contain relevant photographs or videos, as well as information about the work.

Theatre: A dialogue sample of at least 10 pages (from a previous play) and a brief suggestion of the writer’s intended approach of the year’s topic of ‘Identity’ are required for theatre submissions (2 pages max, a single paragraph is fine).

Academic Writing: All nations, ages 18 and above, are welcome to apply. Each entry must be no more than 4000 words long. Academic writing is defined as writing that a) advances and supports an argument on the subject and/or b) provides a systematic and meaningful contribution to knowledge in academic fields, in contrast to creative writing, on the symposium’s theme.

How to Apply

The application form for the Alpine Fellowship on Freedom for Writers and Artists may be found on their website.

Deadline for applications: April 1, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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