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“Designers in Residence” is an international design scholarship of the city of Pforzheim in cooperation with Pforzheim University and the Design-Center Baden Württemberg, granted to young design artists from the fields of jewelry, fashion, accessory, industrial and graphic and other areas of design. Three designers are invited to work on their projects from April 1 to June 30 2024 at EMMA Creative Center, the central platform for creative people in Pforzheim. The town of Pforzheim is characterized by an active creative scene which is focused on the area of design. The faculty of design at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences has established Pforzheim as a university town with an international reputation. “Designers in Residence” scholarship program counts with the generous support of Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw, C. Hafner, Rotary Club Pforzheim-Schlossberg and yellow design.

What does the scholarship include?

The scholarship is fully funded and includes use of fully equipped workshop workplaces and co-working spaces in the EMMA Creative Center and free accommodation for the period from April 1 to June 30, 2024. In addition, each scholarship holder will receive a monthly support of 1,000 euros together with travel costs. A special allowance will be made available for material costs. The results of the scholarship will be presented in an exhibition at the EMMA Creative Center.


Louise Bennetts, Fashion designer, researcher, lecturer MA Fashion Royal College of Art, London Romin Heide, Product designer, Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V., Berlin Jiro Kamata, Jewellery artist, Munich.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2023, 23:59 CET. The application can be submitted only online.

Learn more here https://www.emma-pf.de/en/designers-in-residence/scholarship/.

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