Brief description of organisation
Founded in 1993 by the Department of Culture - Tyrolean Government and the ,Tyrolean Artists´ Association’. Since 2002 Büchsenhausen is managed by the Tyrolean Artists´ Association.
Organisation founded in
Brief description of residency program
KÜNSTLERHAUS BÜCHSENHAUSEN - INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR ART AND THEORY
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 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. At the same time, Künstlerhaus 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. Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is affiliated with the Tyrolean Artists´ Association, the major association of visual artists from the region.
Büchsenhausen brings together two programs under one roof. On the one hand, it is the site of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory. On the other hand, it is the location of several studios for artists based in Tyrol who require space for working in a professionally interesting environment. Three apartment studios are used by the participants in the fellowship program. The other six studios are available to artists based in Tyrol. The project and presentation space is equipped with multimedia facilities and is at the fellows´ disposal. The space was designed by Atelier van Lieshout.
With its Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Büchsenhausen promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research, and discussion in the region of Tyrol. 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.
The program´s 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 publics outside the art context;
* to facilitate the exchange between cultural producers in the visual arts and beyond (creating a network of experts).
The program brings together the advantages of a residency with the possibilities of a postgraduate non-university lectureship, without offering a formalized educational program. In terms of content, the program addresses a worldwide public made up of professionals in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, art and media theory, and criticism.
The fellows are selected by a jury of experts following an open call for applications. They come to Büchsenhausen for one or two semesters to work on realizing their submitted projects or research, and accompany this process with public events. For this purpose, Büchsenhausen offers a monthly stipend, a production budget, working spaces, free lodging, and artistic and technical advice.
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. The fellowship year ends with a group exhibition curated by the director of the Fellowship Program.
For former and current fellows and their projects please visit http://buchsenhausen.at.
Residency program since
Disciplines and media
- Visual Art
- New Media
Type of organisation
- Independent Association/Foundation
Duration of residencies
- between 6 months and 1 year
Number of artists resident at one time
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 proposed project; > 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 Neue Galerie in Innsbruck. Facilities > free access to the ´Lab´, the project/gallery space > free use of the available multimedia production equipment in the ´Lab´ > free DSL/WLAN Internet access > professional artistic advice > technical advice if required
Expenses paid by artist
Expectations of the artist
Presentation of artists' work
Exhibition at end of Residency
Description of residency
- Internet Connection
Number of studios
- Shared Apartment
Other activities happening at the space
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