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Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Summer Academy Salzburg 2015

CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 6 April 2015

ERSTE Foundation offers four fellowships for young artists and four fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2015.

Every summer, some 300 students from more than 40 countries worldwide participate in over 20 classes on art projects at the Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. The Academy is renowned for the outstanding quality of the teachers and for the high number of international participants.

The participants can choose from various courses taking place at Summer Academy Salzburg between 20.07. – 29.08.2015.

More information about the courses for artists:

Curators have the option to choose between these courses:

Jennifer Allen
The art of writing and theory (Group I and Group II)

Raimundas Malašauskas
Curatorial Practice

Joanna Warsza
When the timing could not have been worse – on curating, boycotts, withdrawals and political upheavals

For the selection of the fellows, ERSTE Foundation forms a jury together with its project partners,, and

The Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy
• are designed for artists and curators at the beginning of their career
• address candidates from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic
• cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course
• are worth between EUR 1.000,- and 2.000,- each, depending on the different length of courses for artists or curators

For more details on accommodation possibilities, please follow this link

Applications have to include the following documents:
o Complete digital application form, including the following information:
• Your contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone, website)
• Letter of intent explaining why you apply, what you expect from taking part in the course and why you think you are qualified for participation (max. 5000 characters)
• Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
o Portfolio (max. 10 MB)

Please download application form here

Photo: © Theresa Schnöll

Please note:
The application form is required, other application formats cannot be accepted. All documents must be sent as PDF.
Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until 6 April 2015
Please send applications to:

For further questions please contact Michaela Geboltsberger/


tranzit is a network of non-profit civic associations working independently in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic to strengthen the local art scenes and cultural activities. The network forms a platform which aims to inform all those who are active in the international art world about the developments of the contemporary art scenes in Central and Eastern Europe. Within the collective of autonomous local units each tranzit cooperates across various borderlines – between nations, languages, media, mentalities, histories and methods. Further information:

ERSTE Foundation
In 2003, ERSTE Foundation evolved out of the Erste Oesterreichische Spar-Casse, the first Austrian savings bank. Currently, ERSTE Foundation is the main shareholder of Erste Group. The foundation invests part of its dividends in the development of societies in Austria and Central and South Eastern Europe. It supports social participation and civil-society engagement; it aims to bring people together and disseminate knowledge of the recent history of a region that has been undergoing dramatic changes since 1989. As an active foundation, it develops its own projects within the framework of three programmes: Social Development, Culture and Europe. Further information: {{}