Global Academy? Learning and teaching art in the globalised world Conference in Salzburg on 5/6 August 2016

Today, education is a crucial topic in the global art field. This conference deals with the specific question: how can art be learned and taught in the globalised world? State-run academies are increasingly geared to global demand; countless studio programmes for residencies worldwide allow artists and curators to make contacts, carry out research, etc. in specific places. The focus of this symposium is on models and initiatives for a variety of formal and mainly informal artistic training and development facilities.



Regina Bittner, Bauhaus Academy, Dessau DE, Schools of innovation: Bauhaus and Shantiniketan

Sam Thorne, Nottingham Contemporary, GB, Art School Confidential


Alessio Antoniolli, Triangle Network, London GB

Diana Campbell Betancourt, Samdani Seminars und Art Foundation, Dhaka BD

Anna Colin, Open School East, London GB

Tony Evanko, Casa Tres Patios, Medellín CO

Carla Herrera Prats, SOMA Mexico Summer, Mexiko City MX

Koyo Kouoh, RAW Material Company Dakar SN

Ahmet Öğüt, The Silent University, London et al., The Studio of Urgency (ended), and The Day After Debt (a long-term strategy for student loan relief)

Farid Rakun, ruangrupa; Jakarta ID

Gabriëlle Schleijpen, DAI Roaming Academy, Arnhem NL

Toleen Touq, Spring Sessions, Amman JO


Further details and registration until 20 July:

20/05/16 12:12 Summer Academy 2016

Open call for travel grant applications to attend the Global Academy? conference in Salzburg on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August 2016.

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts is offering several travel grants for attendance at the Global Academy? conference in Salzburg on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August 2016.

The aim of the conference is to discuss "Learning and teaching art in the globalised world", and to arrive at new forms of collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Who can apply? Anyone who deals with the subject matter of the conference, whether as teacher, researcher, curator, writer or student. The grants are intended for those who are unable to afford the travel costs.

What does the grant include? Travel costs (flight, train, bus, public transport), hotel (max. 3 nights). For those travelling long distances, arrival on Thursday 3 August is recommended. In cases of special need, there is an expense allowance of 25.- Euro per day.

Application documents: CV, letter of motivation and statement of need. Please state your point of departure and mode of travel (flight, train, etc.).

Application deadline: 10 June 2016. Written applications to

A jury will decide on awarding grants.

The grants are financed by the Austrian Federal Chancellery/Arts division.


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One of the main characteristics of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts is that artists from all over the world are invited to direct the courses. Imran Qureshi, based in Lahore (Pakistan), will introduce participants to the secrets of miniature painting. Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli will guide them through the process of photography, from finding the subject to the final presentation. And jewellery designer Marc Monzó from Barcelona will take the Big Bang theory as the starting-point for his course.
The Summer Academy still welcomes your application to participate in one of these or 19 further courses!

Imran Qureshi about his latest solo show at Barbican - The Curve in London. Still on view until 10 July.

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Why study at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts?

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the "School of Vision" is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Every year, some 300 participants from more than 50 countries attend some 20 courses.

– open for application to anyone interested
– unique opportunity to study with outstanding artists/curators/writers who mostly don't hold a professorship elsewhere
– during 1–4 weeks, you can devote yourselves exclusively to reflecting on and producing art
– individual attention, one-on-one critiques, as well as group discussions
– fantastic atmosphere in the ancient locations
– some 80 grants, usually covering participation fee only, are available

Priority deadline for regular application: 2 May 2016

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Grant application deadline ends soon

The Summer Academy awards a number of grants for participation in one of the 22 courses. Submit your application here by 8 April 2016.

Special features of this year are topical positions in painting (Varda Caivano, Melissa Gordon), sculpture and installation (Nora Schultz), as well as unusual and rarely-taught artistic techniques such as miniature painting (Imran Qureshi), ceramics as a sculptural medium (Aaron Angell) and stone sculpture (Andreas Lolis). Teachers from all over the world work together with students from over 50 countries in the creative atmosphere of Hohensalzburg Fortress – join us and be part of this!
See full details of the programme here.


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