April 19, 2022

Call for scholarship applications

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

The Summer Academy welcomes applications to its different scholarship schemes for its exciting 2022 course programme. The programme reflects current intersectional developments in contemporary art practices such as performance and indigeneity, digital image archiving, and collaborative/community-oriented practices, as well as methodological approaches to decoloniality, eco-criticism, in/visibility/impairment, and (queer-)feminism. It also holds unique opportunities in advancing individual practices in artistic and curatorial research, drawing, educating, painting, performing, print-making, photography and film-making, sculpting, and writing together in an international collaborative environment.

Most scholarships cover the participation fee, while some include travel and accommodation expenses. Together with the artistic instructors, an international jury will award the scholarships. Every year about 100 scholarships are given to a global community of students.

On solidarity
The Summer Academy is a place of solidarity encounters and international exchange between artists, cultural workers, and others. For the first time, ten full scholarships are available for people forced to flee to Europe. They cover course fees, travel, accommodation, and an allowance.

Courses will be held at the Hohensalzburg Fortress (on-site or online participation), the Untersberg Quarry (on-site participation) and in Kassel (on-site participation). 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), Cäcilia Brown (France/Austria) / Anna Hofbauer (Austria) / Mikkel Holm Torp (Denmark/Italy), Maria Bussmann (Germany/Austria), Vasyl Cherepanyn (Ukraine), Cosmin Costinaş (Romania/Hongkong) / Inti Guerrero (Colombia/Hongkong), Anna Daučíková (Slovakia/Czech Republic), Christina Dimitriadis (Greece/Germany), Léuli Eshrāghi (Australia/Canada), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo/Germany), Jennifer Higgie (Australia/UK), Leon Kahane (Germany), Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (Poland), Wasif Munem (Bangladesh), Angelo Plessas (Greece), Tracey Rose (South Africa), ruangrupa (Indonesia/Germany) / Ayşe Güleç (Turkey/Germany), Francis Ruyter (USA/Austria), Hannah Tilson (UK).

Information on artistic courses and instructors here. Information on scholarships schemes here.

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.

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