CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 10 April 2023

Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2023 /

The Fellowships for Curators and Artists at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg are part of ERSTE Foundation’s educational program and its long-term endeavour to support and strengthen contemporary art especially in the region of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The fellowship program is realized together with ERSTE Foundation’s long-time cooperation partners from tranzit, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt Collection. Kontakt Collection collaborates with the Zagreb based WHW Akademija.

We would like to express our solidarity with Ukraine and the people who have to endure or flee from the ongoing war there. Therefore we open this program to Ukrainian artists as well and dedicate two fellowships to them.

ERSTE Foundation offers fourteen fellowships for young artists and emerging curators from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2023.

Every summer some 300 students from more than 50 countries participate in over 20 classes at the Salzburg Summer Academy. Well-known artists, curators and critics from all over the world offer courses focusing on topical questions of art production, as well as curatorial practice and writing about art.
The participants can choose from various courses taking place at Salzburg Summer Academy between 17 July – 26 August 2023.

More information about the courses for curators and artists:

The jury to nominate the fourteen participants is formed together with representatives from tranzit, Igor Zabel Association, Kontakt Collection/WHW Akademija and ERSTE Foundation.

Please note:
All applicants submit to a process in which the teachers of the chosen courses at Salzburg Summer Academy decide on the final acceptance.
Applicants who have already received this fellowship in recent years or have previously participated in other educational programs supported by ERSTE Foundation like the Artist-in-Residence Programme at Q21/MuseumsQuartier in Vienna or the WHW Akademija Zagreb will not be given priority.

The Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy
• are designed for artists and curators at the beginning of their career
• address candidates from Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine
• include the course fee, travel & daily allowance and accommodation

For more details on accommodation possibilities, please follow the link below:

Applications have to include the following documents:
Complete digital application form, including the following information:
Your contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone, website)
Letter of intent explaining why you apply, what you expect from taking part in the course and why you think you are qualified for participation (max. 5000 characters)
Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
Portfolio (max. 10 MB)

Please download the application below:

The correct application form is required (please see above for download link), other application formats cannot be accepted. All documents must be sent as PDF.

Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until 10. April

For further questions please contact Larissa Agel /

Image: Open Studios, Klasse Maria Bussmann, Festung Hohensalzburg, 2022