Apply: International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2015–16

Apply: International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2015–16

Deadline: January 30, 2015

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites applications for a fellowship in 2015–2016. The program 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. Candidates can apply for one semester (October 5, 2015 – February 14, 2016 or February 15, 2016 – June 26, 2016). The fellowship can be split across two semesters.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, based in Innsbruck, is a post-graduate center for production, research, exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. Within the framework of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, the Künstlerhaus provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure occurs in two stages.

  • In the first stage, the submitted applications are evaluated and the jury makes a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to Büchsenhausen for personal interviews.
  • The personal interview with the jury forms the second stage. For the interview, the applicants have to come to Innsbruck to personally present their working plans and aims during the fellowship.


  • A grant of EUR 3,150 to cover the costs of living during the period of residency in Innsbruck;
  • An individual studio for working and living, furnished with a large shared kitchen;
  • A production budget for the realization of the submitted proposal;
  • A budget for inviting experts to Büchsenhausen for the purpose of professional exchange;
  • The opportunity of a group exhibition at the end of the fellowship at the Kunstpavillon or Neue Galerie in Innsbruck.


  • Professional visual/media artists, art theorists, art critics, and curators from all over the world are eligible for the fellowship.

Application Process

Applications are to be written in English or German and must include the following documents:

  • 3 copies of the working proposal (max 2,000 words)
  • a visual portfolio/documentation of recent works (artists: max 2 catalogs, max 10 photos, 1 DVD/CD-ROM; theorists/art critics: 1 recent writing sample, 3 copies)
  • 3 copies of curriculum vitae
  • The printed confirmation e-mail of the filled electronic application form.

The complete applications must be sent to:

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Ref.: “Fellowship 2015-16″
Weiherburggasse 13
6020 Innsbruck

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit Fellowship Program for Art and Theory.