Call for scholarship applications

Call for scholarship applications

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Design: Till Gathman.*

April 3, 2023
Call for scholarship applications
Scholarship application deadline: April 28
Priority deadline: May 31
Program dates: July 17–August 26
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Hohensalzburg Fortress, Arbeitshaus
Mönchsberg 34
5020 Salzburg

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International scholarship applications
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and its supporters offer about 50 scholarships, most covering the participation fee, while some also include travel and accommodation expenses. A jury, together with the instructors, will award the international scholarships. 

On architecture 
Together with “zt Oberösterreich und Salzburg” and “Initiative Architektur”, the Academy offers six scholarships for participation in the architecture class, combined with an internship. Students enrolled at the Universities of Technology in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna may apply for ECTS credits.

On solidarity
The Summer Academy is a place of solidarity encounters and international exchange between artists, cultural workers, and others. We will award 20 full scholarships (participation fee, travel, accommodation, per diem) for anyone interested who is currently fleeing or seeking asylum in Europe.

Deadline: April 28, 2023. Please visit here for further information and online application. 

Course programme 2023 
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts invites applications to its exciting programme for 2023. Each year, the Academy brings together international artists, curators, collectives, educators, scholars, and writers to serve as instructors for its course programme. 

On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the school offers a focus on painting practices: beyond the Western canon, beyond abstraction vs figuration, beyond colour, and beyond bad painting, and celebrates its return of an architectural class. 

In 2023, we are pleased to offer courses (two or three weeks) at Hohensalzburg Fortress and Untersberg Quarry under the instructorship of: A/P Practice (Germany/Italy), Phila Bergmann (Germany/Switzerland) and Thea Reifler (Switzerland), Ángela Bonadies and Brígida Maestres (Venezuela/Spain), Maria Bussmann (Germany/Austria),Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan/France), Marina Fokidis (Greece), Jennifer Higgie (Australia/UK), Astrit Ismaili (Kosovo/Netherlands), KAYA (Germany/USA), Delita Martin (USA), Ad Minoliti (Argentina), Ulrike Müller (Austria/USA) and Evie K Horton (USA), Stanislava Pinchuk (Ukraine/Australia/Bosnia and Herzegovina), Angelo Plessas (Greece), Karol Radziszewski (Poland), Shubigi Rao (Singapore/India), Francis Ruyter (USA/Austria), Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens (USA), Mette Sterre (Netherlands), Hannah Tilson (UK) and Munem Wasif (Bangladesh).

At the Academy, instructors translate their practice and research into a pedagogical relationship with participants to explore contemporary art practices in mutually interrogative, personal, and persistent ways. Conversations are undertaken with a view toward materialising art-related ideas or transmitting them into research and life. The programme reflects current developments in contemporary art, such as digital coloniality (A/P Practice, Cheang), transforming bodies (Ismaili, Sterre), queer archiving (Minoliti, Radziszewski, Tilson) and collective-oriented practices (Phila Bergmann/Thea Reifler, Plessas), as well as ecocriticism/- sex (Sprinkle/Stephens), in/visibility of impairments (Bonadies/Maestres) and (queer-)feminism (Bussmann, Fokidis, Higgie, Martin, Rao) in art. 

Course fees
Two-week course: 640 Euro (480 Euro) and three-week course: 860 Euro (620 Euro). Reduced fees are eligible for students, welfare recipients or others, and members of the Verein der Freunde. Please visit here for more information on courses and teaching artists, curators, and writers.

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art
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 an open application process to anyone interested, no degrees required; a 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.

*GIF above: Delita Martin (p. Taylor M. Hayden), Karol Radziszewski (p. Kuba Dabrowski), Munem Wasif (p. Sarker Protick), Mette Sterre (p. Sinan Seyhan), Marina Fokidis (p. Evangelia Kranioti), Maria Bussmann, Annie Sprinkle/Beth Stephens (p. Kingmond Young), Shubigi Rao (p. Kathrin Leisch), Evie K. Horton, Ad Minoliti, Ulrike Müller, KAYA, Ángela Bonadies, Shu Lea Cheang (selfportrait), Astrit Ismaili (p. Nikola Lamburov), Maya Alam (p. Alfonse Chiu), Phila Bergmann/Thea Reifler (p. Laila Kaletta). Design: Till Gathman.

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