Three comfortable live-work studios are available to artists of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria, 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 includes the stay of one to three artists for one to three months a year. Artists apply in their respective countries for a residency in the partner country. During these artist exchanges, public presentations and an Open Studio event offer insight into the artists’ work onsite. At the end of the exchange, all artists are invited to participate in a group exhibition at the Schafhof.
At present cooperations are set up with institutions in Bari/Italy, Budapest/Hungary, Kharkiv/Ukraine, Orońsko/Poland und Bratislava/Slovakia.
Free entry for the visit of the symposium.
Program of the symposium on 24 March, 2019:
Guided tour through the Center for Art and the studios as well as throigh the exhibition “Research NETWORK / CONNECTION” with artists from the artist exchange programs of 2018
Opening of the symposium and greeting by Josef Mederer, president of the District Council of Upper Bavaria
keynote speech: Cultural Exchange and Political Community? About International Cooperation in Culture. Presentation by Gitte Zschoch, director of EUNIC Global, the Office of the European Union National Institutes for Culture
Presentations of the directors or representatives of the partner institutions of Schafhof in the framework of the European artists' exchange Upper Bavaria (approx. 10 min. each)
Statements of artists currently participating in the artist exchange program at Schafhof and artists who took part in 2018 exhibiting in the current exhibition "Research Network/Connection" (approx. 10 min. each)
Round table with all participants and questions of the audience
Moderation: Björn Vedder, art theorist, and Eike Berg, director of the Center for Art