Deadline: 10 April, 2013
Open to: art students
Grants: 90 grants, which cover only tuition costs and grants for Eastern Europe which cover tuition, living and travel costs
Every year, some 300 participants from more than 40 countries attend some 20 courses offered in three locations: Hohensalzburg Fortress, Alte Saline Hallein and the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn. Well-known artists from all over the world offer courses and workshops focusing on painting, drawing, graphic arts, (stone) sculpture, installation, mixed media, video, photography, performance and curatorial practice.
The unique atmosphere of these places, the outstanding quality of the teaching and the ambitious programme of events, with Lunch Talks, lectures on art history and theory, discussions, vernissages, gallery talks, etc., offer an opportunity for intensive participation in the production, reflection and mediation of topical contemporary art. The events, open to the public, make an important contribution to mediating contemporary art and forms of discourse in Salzburg.
For many participants, these summer weeks in Salzburg represent a unique opportunity to devote themselves exclusively to producing and reflecting on art. They can review their role as artists and the social function of art production, and consider the question of how to attract the attention of new sections of the public for their work.
This year there will be 21 courses of between one and four weeks in three locations: Hohensalzburg Fortress, the old salt factory (Alte Saline) in Hallein and the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn. The teaching artists come from all over the world – from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Haiti, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and Austria. The programme offers a wide variety ranging from stone sculpture to media art, from “Arte útil” (useful art) to jewellery design. The focus is on exploration, defining and interpreting the terrain where art is produced, presented and communicated – as well as on the inevitable disillusionment that occasionally arises, and the subsequent re-enchantment. Students will be given assistance in discovering their own artistic cosmos and creating scope for development.
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts offers Eastern Europe grants for art students from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine.
Applications for all other grants should be made, online only, via the Summer Academy.
The grant application also counts as the application for a class (so need not be made separately).
For applying please make a file upload. It is not necessary to apply for a special grant, applications should contain the following:
Application form can be found here
The closing date for all applications is 10 April 2013.