Since 15 year the District Council of Upper Bavaria awards the European Art Fellowship, which is committed to developing and promoting an European outlook and enriching cultural life in the region. Visual artists from outside Germany are given the opportunity to live and work for a number of months at the Schafhof. In exchange, Upper Bavarian artists take part in residencies in the partner countries.
The artist exchange generally takes place as a cooperative arrangement with a partner institution. This arrangement with the partner usually lasts for several residency exchange periods and provides tha base for a sustainable and intensive cooperation. The artists are able to benefit from the network of the hosting insitution. In the same time they are cultural ambassadors in other countries and regions.
The aim of the symposium is to provid an insight into the various profiles of the artist-in-residence programs as well as to discuss the significance of artist exchanges.
In 2020 cooperations with institutions in Bari/Italy, Linz/Austria, Budapest/Hungary, Kharkiv and Travneve/Ukraine, Orońsko/Poland as well as Bratislava and Kosice/Slovakia are expected.
The symposium takes place in the framework of the celebration of the anniversary "15 Years Europen Center for Art / 200 Years Schafhof".
Free entry for the visit of the symposium.
RESIDENCE EUROPE II
Program of the symposium on 24 March, 2019:
Opening of the symposium and greeting by Josef Mederer, president of the District Council of Upper Bavaria
Presentations of the directors or representatives of the partner institutions of Schafhof in the framework of the European artists' exchange Upper Bavaria - part 1.
Presentations of the directors or representatives of the partner institutions of Schafhof in the framework of the European artists' exchange Upper Bavaria - part 2.
Open talk and discussion with the audience
approx. 6 pm
The artist-in-residence program takes place in the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria.
During the stay of the guest artists in Freising presentations and open studio days provide the possibility to meet with and know more about the artists. There is always the option to arrange individual visits and meetings as well.