Course programme 2022

Course programme 2022

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Photos: Mira Turba, Anna Aicher. Graphic design: Till Gathmann.

March 16, 2022
Course programme 2022
Scholarship application deadline: April 29
Priority application deadline: May 31
Program dates: July 18–August 27
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Hohensalzburg Fortress, Arbeitshaus
Mönchsberg 34
5020 Salzburg

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Those who can do more, teach.*

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts invites applications to its programme for 2022. Courses will be held at the Hohensalzburg Fortress (hybrid classrooms) and the Untersberg Quarry (on site). Each year, the Academy invites international artists, curators, collectives, educators, scholars and writers to serve as instructors for its course-programme. In 2022, we are pleased to offer courses under the instructorship of: Rossella Biscotti (Italy/Belgium), Ángela Bonadies (Venezuela/Spain) / Brígida Maestres (Spain), Maria Bussmann (Germany/Austria), Cosmin Costinaş (Romania/Hong Kong) / Inti Guerrero (Colombia/Hong Kong), Anna Daučíková (Slovakia/Czech Republic), Christina Dimitriadis (Greece/Germany), Léuli Eshrãghi (Australia/Canada), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo/Germany), Jennifer Higgie (UK/Australia), Leon Kahane (Germany), Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (Poland), Wasif Munem (Bangladesh), Angelo Plessas (Greece), Tracey Rose (South Africa), ruangrupa (Indonesia) / Ayşe Güleç (Turkey/Germany), Francis Ruyter (USA/Austria), Hannah Tilson (UK), et al. 

At the Academy, instructors translate their practice and research into a pedagogical relationship with participants, in order to explore contemporary art practices in mutually interrogative, personal and persistent ways. Conversations are undertaken with a view toward materializing art-related ideas or transmit them into research and life. The programme reflects current developments in contemporary art such as performance and indigeneity (Eshrãghi, Plessas, Rose), archiving (Kahane, Munem, Ruyter) and collective/community-oriented practices (Mirga-Tasruangrupa) as well as methodological approaches to decoloniality (Costinaş/Guerrero), eco-criticism (Biscotti, Haliti), in/visibility/impairments (Bonadies/Maestres) and (queer-)feminism (Bussmann, Daučíková, Dimitriadis, Higgie) in art.

Detailed information on instructors and courses.

Public programme 2022
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Summer Academy in 2023, the Summer Academy continues the research project, Horizons of Possibility, under the initiative of Sophie Goltz, Director of the Summer Academy since 2021, and co-curated by Marina Fokidis, Director of the magazine South as a Global State of Mind. The project investigates emergent pedagogies of art education that enjoin current understandings of gender, plurality, and coexistence with technical and artistic developments. 

The public programme aims to create a “Space of Debate” through exhibitions, performances, lectures, talks, micro workshops, and when coming together on the dance floor or at the bar.

Application and fees
Anyone interested can apply as no degrees are required and will submit to a selection process in which the instructors decide on who will be accepted. All applications received till May 31, 2022 will be treated equally in the selection process; after June 1, 2022, they are considered according to the number of available places.

Course fees are: one-week course: 420 EUR (340 EUR), two-weeks course: 640 EUR (480 EUR), three-weeks course: 860 EUR (620 EUR), four-weeks course: 1,080 EUR (760 EUR). Does not include artistic materials, if needed. Reduced fees are eligible for students, welfare recipients or others, and members of the Verein der Freunde. 

For further information and online application.

The Summer Academy offers numerous scholarships, most of them covering the participation fee, while some include also travel and accommodation expenses. A jury, together with the instructors, will award the scholarships. The application deadline is April 29, 2022

Together with its supporters, the Academy will award extra ten full scholarships (participation fee, travel, accommodation, per diem) for anyone interested, who are currently on the flight or seeking asylum in Europe.

For further information and online scholarship application.

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art since 1953
Founded in 1953 by renowned Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) as the “Schule des Sehens” (school of seeing), the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts at Hohensalzburg Fortress is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Approximately 20 courses are offered each summer and attended by more than 300 participants from over 50 countries, making the Academy a vibrant venue for international artistic and creative exchange. The Academy offers:
–Open application process to anyone interested, no degrees required;
–Unique opportunity to study with outstanding international artists, curators, collectives, educators, scholars and writers; 
–Devote time exclusively to making art or developing ideas while also learning about and reflecting on art and its discourses; 
–Classes based on one-on-one supervision as well as group discussion;
–Stunning historic course environment surrounded by an alpine landscape;
–Public programmes with cultural partners in Salzburg and elsewhere;
–Access to art literature and magazines. 

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