Literatur im Ministerium des Innern. Die Villa Massimo in den Debatten der bundesrepublikanischen Kulturpolitik (1957–1974)
The Rome Prize of the German Academy Villa Massimo is by far the most important award for German artists. It is awarded to renowned artists from the fields of fine arts, composition, literature, and architecture. Despite the award’s sig- nificant status, its position in the German literary and cultural-political system and the selection policy on which it is based remains largely under-researched. This article examines institutional and personal networks of the Rome Prize, the objecti- ves of the respective actors and the mechanisms of selection. The major aim of the study is to analyse archival material on writers who have received grants. The pe- riod of investigation begins in 1957 and ends in 1974 with the institutional reorgani- zation of the Villa Massimo.
(DFG) im Rahmen der Exzellenzstrategie des Bundes und der Länder innerhalb des Exzellenzclusters Tem- poral Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective – EXC 2020 – Projekt-ID 390608380.
Villa Massimo, writing in residence, German cultural policy
IASL 2023, 48 (1), pp.128-162.