Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen

Fellowship Programme for Visual Arts and Theory – Call for Submissions 2009/10

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen – buchsenhausen.at

The closing date for submissions is December 5, 2008 (postmark).




Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for the three fellowship positions in 2009–2010. The period for which candidates can apply is September 7, 2009 – July 2, 2010.

Jury 2009/10: Stephan Dillemuth, Annja Krautgasser, Andrei Siclodi
The closing date for submissions is December 5, 2008 (postmark).


Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen 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 Programme for Visual Arts and Theory, the Künstlerhaus provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. At the same time, Büchsenhausen offers a forum for direct exchange between professionals – artists, theoreticians, critics, and curators – from the region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local interested audiences.

[Fellowship Programme]

With its Fellowship Programme for Visual Arts and Theory, Büchsenhausen actively promotes internationally relevant art production, research, and discussion in the region of Tyrol.

The programme’s aims are:

* To improve the production of a qualified discourse on art and society in the local and global context;

* To improve exchange between cultural producers in the visual arts and beyond (creating a network of experts);

* To support and expand the critical, socially relevant artistic and art-theoretical production of knowledge;

* To facilitate the transfer of knowledge between the art field and the public outside the art context.

The programme brings together the advantages of a residency with the possibilities of a postgraduate non-university lectureship, without offering a formalized educational programme. 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 and criticism.

The conveyance and discussion of the fellow’s own work occurs parallel to the development of the individual projects. The public events take place in series. The focus of these series of events is determined by the respective emphases of the various fellows’ works. Within the framework of this discursive format, the fellows (or their guests) can present various points in their research, open up their works-in-progress to critical discussion, interact with experts who they invite, work through content with the public, and/or try out new ways of working.


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


The candidates must submit a project proposal. Work on the submitted project forms the core of each fellow’s activities during his/her stay in Büchsenhausen. A description of a series of public events intended to accompany the individual work during the duration of the fellowship (four to six events) is also an integral part of the project proposal.


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.

For the full text of the call, more information on the application procedure, financial questions, etc. please consult the website or contact us at:

office@nullbuchsenhausen.at, phone +43 512 278627, fax -11.

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