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The goal of the European artist exchange of the District County of Upper Bavaria is to consolidate the cultural relations between countries of the European community by a partnership and to enrich the regional as well as the Upper Bavarian cultural scene.
The artist exchange with the art center Salzamt in Linz started in 2019. One artist each from Austria and from Upper Bavaria are living and working for each 1 month in the respective partner country.
Since July 2009, the Atelierhaus Salzamt has been a cultural institution of the city of Linz in a central location on the Danube:
Bright, friendly, lots of glass and charming glimpses of the old building fabric - this is how the renovated Salzamt on Obere Donaulände presents itself. International and national artists live and work in this cultural institution of the city of Linz.
Regional - International
The Atelierhaus Salzamt is a meeting place for young visual artists from Austria and abroad. A total of nine studios are available here.
Four international scholarship holders are each provided with a small apartment and their own studio free of charge for a period of one to three months. The artists will receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses. A fifth studio is rented to the province of Upper Austria. The goal is that in return Linz artists will also be provided with studios and scholarships in international partner institutions. Four additional studios without residential units will also be given free of charge to artists from Linz and Upper Austria. They can use them for a period of two years.
Exhibitions & Projects
Exhibitions, lectures, discussions, presentations and other events take place in the 170 square meter exhibition hall on the ground floor of the Salzamt.
Obere Donaulände 15
Benefits of the scholarship
Booklet about the AIR-Program
(PDF, A4, 11 pages, 864 KB)
(PDF, A4, 11 pages, 14,8 MB)
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.