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Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2017

CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 26 March 2017

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 2017.

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 at a wide variety of artistic production.

The participants can choose from various courses taking place at Summer Academy Salzburg between 17.07 – 26.08.2017.

More information about the courses for curators and artists here.

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 1.500,- 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:

1. Complete digital application form, including the following information:
• Your contact information (name, address, email, 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)
2. Portfolio (max. 10 MB)

Please download the application form here.

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 email until 26 March 2017. Please send your application with subject "Salzburg Summer Academy 2017" to:

For further questions please contact Michaela Geboltsberger/

Summer Academy
ERSTE Foundation

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.

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. It is an effective partner of a strong and confident civil society in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The foundation invests part of its dividends to enable civil society, the inclusion of socially disadvantaged groups, and contemporary and socially engaged art. ERSTE Foundation promotes engagement with critical societal developments by artists and cultural producers and mediates their works to a wider public.

Photo: Jennifer Allen, Lunch Talk 2014, Hohensalzburg Fortress
© Pia Streicher

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