The city of Schwaz in Tyrol, Austria will be granting a residency to professional visual artists, media artists and curators in 2023. It is an invitation to slow down one’s working process, to elaborate and delve more deeply into the development of a project. The residency hopes to foster an intercultural dialogue in which the artistic process, research and production can be explored in juxtaposition with local themes. Applications to the open call will be assessed by a jury of experts (including the cultural minister of Schwaz, two curators and an artist) who will subsequently award the residency.
Studio visits, networking and trips to cultural institutions will be facilitated through a partnership with Kunstraum Schwaz. .
The residency will be launched with a “lunch presentation” to introduce the selected project. An artist talk will also be arranged towards the end of the residency
A studio apartment as well as a studio/workroom will be available to the resident for a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 weeks. The planned period includes April and May 2023. The studio is centrally located in Innsbrucker Straße in Schwaz, directly in the Mathoi Haus (city archives). The apartment is within a few hundred metres of the studio in a beautiful location.
An old mining town, Schwaz is surrounded by nature and has a wide range of cultural offerings in a concentrated area.