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.
For each fellows an individual studio for working and living furnished with a large shared kitchen, there is also a big garden and an open veranda.
- free access to the ‘Lab’, the project/gallery space;
- free use of the available multimedia production equipment in the ‘Lab’;
- free Highspeed-DSL/WLAN Internet access;
- professional artistic advice;
- technical advice if required.
The art centre, the eastern wing of the Büchsenhausen Castle (built in the middle of the 17th century), is situated in Innsbruck above the river Inn at the hillside of the Nordkette, some ten minutes away from the centre of town.