CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until 18 April 2022

Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2022 /

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.

ERSTE Foundation offers twelve fellowships for young artists and emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and from 2022 on also from Croatia to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2022.

We would like to express our solidarity with Ukraine and the people who have to endure or flee from the war there. Thus, we are opening the "Fellowships for Curators and Artists at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2022" to Ukrainian artists and are devoting half of the twelve grants to them this year. These six fellowships will be distributed to artists from Ukraine via a "closed call". Since we understand that it is not easy to write applications and, above all, to receive rejections in times like these, we have decided on a "closed call" to award the Ukraine scholarships. We are aware that there is no completely ideal, fully coherent award procedure in this difficult situation. Thank you for your understanding.

Every summer some 300 students from more than 50 countries participate in over 20 classes at the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts. 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 18 July – 27 August 2022.

More information about the courses for curators and artists:

The jury to nominate the twelve participants is formed together with representatives from,,,, Igor Zabel Association, Kontakt Collection/WHW Akademija and ERSTE Foundation. All applicants submit to a process in which the teachers of the chosen courses at Salzburg Summer Academy decide on the final acceptance.

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 and Slovenia
• cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course

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.

Please note:
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 correct application form is required, other application formats cannot be accepted. All documents must be sent as PDF.

Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until 18 April

For further questions please contact
Larissa Agel /

Image: Course of Flaka Haliti 2021, pictured: Vilija Litvinaite. Photo: Mira Turba

2022_APPLICATION_FORM_SSA.doc (doc, 35 kb)