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Allianz Foundation Fellows

Empower people.

In its Fellowship Program, the Allianz Foundation supports inspiring pioneers addressing the urgent challenges of our times in an ingenious and solution-oriented manner. 

The program is aimed at people looking beyond the beaten path in the pursuit of new approaches to overcoming injustices. Whether in the context of their artistic work, their social engagement in civil society, their scholarly work – or at the intersection of these areas.

The Allianz Foundation usually funds the Fellows for a period of ten months. During their fellowship, they develop works of art, event formats, platforms, prototypes, new narratives and much more. The Fellows form a network across Europe that remains strong and grows beyond the support of individuals. Creative synergies emerge from the collaboration with other Allianz Foundation initiatives – like the Allianz Foundation Hubs.

The Fellows are partners with the Allianz Foundation in their efforts against nationalism and discrimination, for equal opportunities, open societies and an environment worth living in.

Our current Fellows

Foto von Idil Baydar wie sie mit einem Duden im Arm eine Grimasse schneidet.

Our new fellow Idil Baydar: shatter the integration nightmare with critical questions & cutting edge humor. Idil Baydar, born in Celle, is one of the first Allianz Foundation Fellows.

Idil is a multidimensional and award-winning artist, living in Berlin, who initiates intersectional, anti-racist discourses with socio-critical art. She works with youth institutions, universities, theatres, media, authors, museums and other organizations. Here she answers our three questions.

Makan Fofana

Our new fellow Makan Fofana: the mastermind of Turfurism.

Makan Fofana – the minister of magic, as he describes himself – is one of our first Allianz Foundation Fellows. A native of a Parisian banlieue –  a suburb in the periphery of the French capital city – Makan has been developing new ways of reinventing and re-enchanting neighborhoods generally considered as economically and socially deprived. Here he answers our three questions.

Porträtbild von Maja Göpel.

Our new fellow Maja Göpel: more courage for a future-oriented transformation.

Connecting brave knowledge and a courageous will: this is Maja Göpel’s intention as an Allianz Foundation Fellow. Maja is a political economist, transformation researcher, author, speaker, consultant, academic teacher und co-founder of Scientists4Future. Here she answers our three questions.

Fellowship Programs in Cooperation

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Risktakers Fellowship - Daring to shape new digital futures © Rainbow Unicorn Studio

Risktakers Fellowship: Call Out Now!

+Deadline already expired+ The Risktakers Fellowship aims to create spaces of hope and resilience while facing the multiple and complex crises of our time. This is why it supports individuals who meet these crises by developing ideas for desirable futures – in the digital space and beyond. Be it through activism, artistic work or civil society engagement. We are looking for ideas and approaches for equitable, inclusive and sustainable digital futures – for example, prototypes, artworks, activist campaigns or digital tools.

Apply now as a fellow and help shape new narratives and knowledge practices. Let’s dare to dream of fair and inclusive futures because, as Gloria Steinem said, “dreaming, after all, is a form of planning". This fellowship is a collaboration between SUPERRR LAB and Allianz Foundation. More information.

Your contact: Feray Halil

Do you have any request regarding our fellows? Please contact Feray.

Feray heads the Allianz Foundation Fellows Program and develops, together with her colleague Alban Genty, formats that give Risktakers space to promote their ideas. She works at the intersection between art, climate action, and social justice and is responsible for projects in the areas of performing arts, as well as displacement and migration.

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