Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen fellowships – deadline 19 October 2007

buchsenhausen.air 2008/2009
International Fellowship Programme For Visual And Media Arts
Call For Submissions

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics and theorists to apply for a fellowship in the winter semester 2008/2009 or the summer semester 2009.

The closing date for submissions is October 19, 2007 (postmark).

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen is an international centre for production, research and discussion in the fields of visual and media arts. The Kunstlerhaus provides a plattform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and theoretical projects in a critical environment. It builds also a forum for direct exchange between artists, theorists, art critics and curators from the region and abroad. Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen is affiliated with the “Tyrolean Artists’ Association”.

With its International Fellowship Programme For Visual And Media Arts “buchsenhausen.air”, Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen actively promotes an internationally pertinent art production, research and discussion in the region of Tyrol. In the framework of the programme, every year 4 visual / media artists and 2 theorists / art critics receive a fellowship and reside in Innsbruck for a period of 5 months. The fellows selected by expert jurors find excellent working conditions in Buchsenhausen, while the City of Innsbruck and its surrounding area offer an interesting setting in terms of art, culture and landscape. The grant and the residency allow fellows to work on the proposed project but also give them the chance to experiment and to reconsider their current practice. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to directly familiarise themselves with the work of other fellows and professionals from the region and abroad, to exchange plans and ideas and to also carry out joint projects. Usually there are 3 fellows (2 artists and 1 theorist/art crtitic) and 6 Tyrol-based artists working in Buchsenhausen at the same time.

For former and current fellows and their projects please visit http://buchsenhausen.at.

The building – the eastern wing of the Buchsenhausen Castle, built in the middle of the 17th century and situated in the City of Innsbruck, not far from its centre – houses nine studios and a project space. Three apartment studios are used by fellows of the International Fellowship Programme For Visual And Media Arts “buchsenhausen.air”. Six studios are available to artists based in Tyrol. Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen also has a large project and presentation space equipped with multimedia facilities. The space was designed by Atelier van Lieshout.

+ a stipend of EUR 650,– / month covering the living and material expenses
+ an individual studio for working and living furnished with a large shared kitchen
+ a production budget for the realization of the proposed project
+ public presentation of the project developed and produced in the framework of the fellowship

In the academic year 2008/2009, Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen offers 4 fellowships to artists and 2 felowships to theorists / art critics.

There are two periods for which candidates can apply:
winter semester 2008/2009: September 1, 2008 – January 30, 2009
summer semester 2009: February 2, 2009 – July 3, 2009

+ free access to the project/gallery space buchsenhausen.labor
+ free use of the available multimedia production equipment in Buchsenhausen.labor
+ free dsl/wlan internet access
+ professional (artistic) advice if required
+ technical advice if required

Professional artists, theorists and art critics in the fields of visual and media arts are eligible for the fellowship.

The main place of residence of the candidates must be outside Tyrol. The fellows must be present in Buchsenhausen for a minimum of two thirds of the allocated fellowship time. Working knowledge of German or English is required.

The requirements include the submission of a project proposal. The work on the submitted project builds the core of the activities of each fellow during his / her stay in Buchsenhausen. Apart from the concluding presentations at the end of the fellowship in January 2009 respectively June 2009, fellows commit themselves to give lectures and/or organize further events related to the topics of their individual work.

The selection of the fellows is made by expert jurors and based on the quality and relevance of the project proposal and the work samples submitted by the applicants. Members of the jury are the director of the Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, a member of the board of the “Tyrolean Artists’ Association” and one external expert.

Jury 2008/2009: Jochen Becker, Maria Peters, Andrei Siclodi

There is no legal right to be awarded a fellowship at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen. Therefore, the jury is under no obligation to justify decisions. The decision of the jury will be communicated in December 2007 in written form.

Application procedure

Applications must include the following documents:
+ the project proposal (max 1.500 words, 3 copies)
+ a visual portfolio / documentation of recent work (artists: max 2 catalogues, max 10 photos or slides, 1 dvd or 1 cd-rom; theorists / art critics: max 3 recent writing samples)
+ a curriculum vitae (3 copies)
+ a completed application form

Download the application form from http://buchsenhausen.at, fill it in and send it together with the required material mentioned above to:

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, ref.: “air 2008/2009”
Weiherburggasse 13/12, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Closing date for submissions (postmark) : October 19, 2007

For additional information please contact:
, phone +43 512 278627, fax -11

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen
Weiherburggasse 13/12
6020 Innsbruck, Austria

phone +43 512 278627
fax +43 512 278627-11