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Paid by host:

Some 100 scholarships are available for international students, usually covering participation fees only. Additional subsidies for travel and living costs are offered by others.

Paid by artist:

Living costs, working materials and tools. If the artists does not receive a scholarship, the participation fees consist of the enrollment charge of € 100.– (non-refundable) and a course fee that varies according to the length of the course. Students are entitled to the reduced fee on production of a valid confirmation of enrolment at an educational institution for the 2022 summer term as well as SN-Card-holders and members of the Society of Friends of the Summer Academy.
Costs for material used in the courses are not included in the participation fee, and will be charged separately at the beginning of the course.

Application guidelines:

For applying please make a file upload here. It is not necessary to apply for a special grant, applications should contain the following:

  • Application form for grants
  • Brief informative curriculum vitae
  • Statement on the reason for applying and what you expect from participation in a course at the Summer Academy
  • Portfolio, approximately 10 photographs of your work (for the curatorial and writing courses a portfolio is not necessary)
Scholarship application deadline: 29 April 2022 // Regular application deadline: 31 May 2022

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Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts


The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the “school of vision” in Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Every year, some 300 participants from more than 50 countries attend some 20 courses offered in two fixed locations: Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn, as well as in further temporary spaces in the city of Salzburg. 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.


Special features of participants’ stay in Salzburg are the fantastic atmosphere in the locations, the outstanding quality of the teachers and the first-rate programme of events, which includes artist’s talks, lectures and discussions on the history and theory of art, vernissages, city walks, etc. For many people, the Summer Academy provides a unique opportunity to devote themselves exclusively to reflecting on and producing art. Participants reassess their own roles as artists/curators/writers and the social function of their art production, also exploring possibilities for opening up new ways of bringing their work to public notice. This helps to form new networks, which often last a lifetime, and which are of immeasurable importance in the art world of today.Each class ends with a public presentation, which is always well attended.

Accommodation Information

Accommodation in a student hostel can be reserved only through the Summer Academy. Please state a second choice, in case no vacancies are left. Follow this link to find your accomodation.

Contact information

Michael-Pacher-Strasse 27
5020 Salzburg

office [at]