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Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, theorists and art critics to apply for a five months fellowship in 2007. The requirements include the submission of a project proposal. The project has to be developed during the residency and to be presented at its end. The closing date for submissions is September 1, 2006 (postmark). Below please find the full announcement.


International Fellowship Programme For Visual And Media Arts call for submissions


........... Institution Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen is an international centre for production, research and discussion in the fields of visual and media arts. The kunstlerhaus provides a forum that facilitates direct exchange between artists, theorists, art critics and curators from the region and abroad. The institution also promotes young, innovative talents and presents their work. Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen is an institution affiliated to the “Tyrolean Artists' Association”.



With its fellowship programme 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 at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, while the city of Innsbruck and its surrounding area offers 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 gives 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 in the region, to exchange plans and ideas and to also carry out joint projects. Usually, there are 3 fellows (2 artists and 1 theorist / art critic) and 6 Tyrol-based artists working at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen at the same time.



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 9 studios and a project space. 3 apartment studios are used by fellows of the International Fellowship Programme For Visual And Media Arts . 6 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 for covering the living and material expenses + individual studio for working and living furnished with a large shared kitchen + free use of the available multimedia production equipment in ; free DSL/WLAN internet access + a production budget for the realization of the proposed project + public presentation of the project developed and produced in



Professional artists, theorists and art critics in the fields of visual and media arts from all over the world are eligible for the fellowship. The residence of the candidates must be outside Tyrol. The fellows must spend a minimum of two thirds of the allocated fellowship time at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen. Working knowledge of german or english language is required.

The requirements include the submission of a project proposal. The project has to be developed during the residency and to be presented at its end. Apart from the concluding presentations at the end of the fellowship in June 2007 respectively January 2008, fellows are expected to give lectures and/or organize further events related to the topics of their individual work or research.

In 2007, Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen offers 4 fellowships to artists and 2 felowships to theorists / art critics. there are two periods for which candidates can apply:

term 1: February 1 - June 29, 2007

term 2: September 3, 2007 – January 31, 2008



The selection 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 theorist, art critic or curator.

Jury 2007: Maren Richter, Andrei Siclodi, Annette Sonnewend

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 written form. Applicants not selected in the current selection process can reapply a maximum of two more times.


Application Procedure

Applications must include the following documents: + the project proposal (max 1.000 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 or 1 VHS-cassette

*theorists / art critics: max 3 recent writing samples

+ a Curriculum Vitae (3 copies)

+ a filled application form

Download the application form from, fill it in and send it together with the required material mentioned above to:

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, ref.: "air 2007"

Weiherburggasse 13/12, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria


Closing date for submissions (postmark): September 1, 2006


For additional information please contact:, phone +43 512 278627-10, fax -11

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