Once a year, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship of at least five months. The 2020–2021 fellowship will take place in the period 5 October 2020 – 12 June 2021.
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a postgraduate centre for production, research, and exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. Within the framework of its Fellowship Programme for Art and Theory, the institution provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. At the same time, it provides a forum for direct exchange between professionals – artists, theoreticians, critics, and curators – from Austria’s Tyrol region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local, interested audiences.
With its Fellowship Programme for Art and Theory, Büchsenhausen promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research, and discussion in the region of Tyrol. The programme is based on the idea of generating and maintaining a context for production and discussion in which artists and theorists can connect and reflect on international art and societal discourses in relation to local topics and issues. At the same time, it affords the opportunity for an artistic laboratory of experimentation, where new artistic practices and strategies may be tried out.
The programme’s main aims are:
- To promote and relay a critical, socially relevant production of knowledge in art and art theory.
- To produce, through the fellowship projects, qualified discourses on art and society within the local and global contexts.
- To enable the transfer of knowledge between the field of art and other public spheres outside the art context.
- To facilitate exchange between cultural producers in the visual arts and beyond (creating a network of experts).
The programme combines the advantages of a residency with the possibilities of a postgraduate, non-academic research and production fellowship on the basis of an open, non-formalised structure. In terms of content, the programme addresses a worldwide public made up of professionals in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, art and media theory, as well as criticism.
- A grant of EUR 3700.
- An individual studio for working and living, furnished with a large shared kitchen.
- A production budget for the realisation of the submitted proposal;
- A budget for inviting experts to Büchsenhausen for the purpose of professional exchange.
- A budget for covering their own travel costs (in relation to the Fellowship Programme).
- The opportunity for a group exhibition at the end of the fellowship.
- Free access to the ‘Lab’, the project/gallery space and use of its multimedia production equipment.
- Professional artistic advice and technical advice if required.