CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 3 April 2016
ERSTE Foundation offers five fellowships for young artists and five 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 2016.
Every summer more than 300 students from more than 50 countries worldwide participate in over 20 classes on art projects at the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts. The Academy is renowned for the high reputation of the teaching artists and for the high number of international participants, aiming on a wide variety of artistic production.
The participants can choose from various courses taking place at Summer Academy Salzburg between 18.07. – 27.08.2016.
More information about the courses for artists:
Curators have the option to choose between these courses:
IMAGES INTO WORDS: WRITING ABOUT ART
08.08.2016 – 13.08.2016
CURATING/TRANSLATING THE POLYPHONY OF VOICES
18.07.2016 – 23.07.2016
I CAN'T WORK LIKE THIS. ADDRESSING THE QUESTION OF CURATORIAL ETHICS
25.07.2016 – 30.07.2016
For the selection of the fellows, ERSTE Foundation forms a jury together with its project partners tranzit.cz, tranzit.hu, tranzit.ro and tranzit.sk.
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 1.500,- each, depending on the different length of courses for artists or curators
For more details on accommodation possibilities, please follow the link below:
Applications have to include the following documents:
• Complete digital application form, including the following information:
o Your contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone, website)
o 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)
o Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
• Portfolio (max. 10 MB)
Please download the application form here.
The application is valid only if it includes the application form. All documents must be submitted in PDF format, other formats cannot be accepted.
Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until 3 April 2016. Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further questions, please contact Michaela Geboltsberger/ tranzit.at: email@example.com
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: www.tranzit.org
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: www.erstestiftung.org