The European Center for Art - Schafhof in Freising near Munich (Germany / Upper Bavaria) is looking for cooperative partners for a European artist-in-residence exchange program.
What we are looking for:
A partner institution, which is interested in an artist exchange with Upper Bavaria. Each year, 1-3 participants per country live and work for 1-3 months in the respective partner country. The number of participants and length of residency are the same at both institutions.
The partner institutions are responsible for providing the artists free live/work opportunities in their respective country, a monthly stipend, one-time travel costs, and professional onsite support. Conditions are negotiable according to situation.
The Artist-in-Residence program (AIR) of the Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria is open to artists from across Europe. The artists and their personal and artistic needs form the focal point of the artist-in-residence program.
The location in the midst of nature and the exceptional architecture create an atmosphere in which artists can concentrate on their own work, while they can also integrate into the rich contemporary art scene of Munich and Upper Bavaria.
The values of a borderless, open and free continent, a Europe of regions, are reflected in the program’s purpose and meaning. Forming the main themes are the two poles of technology and nature as central pillars of a modern and sustainable community, which is fostered by the setting and facilities of the art center.
The Schafhof is a public institution of the Bezirk Oberbayern. The District Council of Upper Bavaria set up a scholarship for contemporary artists in 2005 with the aim to promote European ideals and enrich the region’s cultural life.
Artistic field: Contemporary art, all genres. The artist-in-residency-program is addressed to professional artists.
Application: The institutions preselect a shortlist of artists for the exchange program, while the respective partner institution makes the final decision for the winner(s). Other procedures can be negotiated.
Planned period: spring and autumn, 2019-2025
All conditions can be changed by agreement.
Director of the European Center for Art - Schafhof
P: +49 (0) 8161 146231
F: +49 (0) 8161 146268
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.