ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators – Call for Applications

Photo: Abstract Possible, installation view, Malmö Konsthall, 2010. Photographer: Helene Toresdotter.

ERSTE Foundation offers three fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to take part in the curatorial course at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg between 25 July and 06 August 2011.

The principal aim of the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts is a wide variety of artistic production. Every summer more than 300 students from more than 40 countries worldwide work in some 20 classes on art projects. The Academy is distinguished by the high repute of the teaching artists and the internationality of all participants. For the first time in its history the Summer Academy offers 2011 a course in curatorial studies open for artists and curators.

The course The histories and practices of curating is held by Maria Lind, an outstanding curator and critic based in Stockholm. The three participants will be given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and their experience in curating, to reflect their own work, develop new ideas and get contacts on an international level. To allocate the three fellows ERSTE Foundation forms a jury together with its long term project partners, and

The fellowship will cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course. Each fellowship is worth EUR 850 and consists of EUR 450 course fee, EUR 200 travel expenses, EUR 300 per diems, and EUR 350 accommodation costs (i.e., single room at student hostel, 14 nights). More information about the accomodation you will find here.

Applications need to include the following documents:
–  Contact information: name, address, email, phone
–  Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
–  Letter of intent explaining why you apply, what you expect from participation in the course and why you think you are qualified for participation (max. 5,000 characters)
For more information about the course visit the Summer Academy webpage.

Fellowship applications are accepted only by e-mail until 15 May 2011. Please send applications to For further questions please contact Marlies Pillhofer,, at