bilding Kunst- und Architekturwerkstatt für Kinder und Jugendliche
Name of Residency: bildingship

“bildingship” is a working fellowship for young artists, to use bilding as space for their own artistic work as well as actively engaging in the regular workshop programme for the duration of half a year (prolongation to one year is possible), including part-time employment (maximum income 446,81€ per month). The aim is to convey the concept and working methods of bilding to the artists, while at the same time, imparting artistic processes directly to the children and adolescents based on the artists on-site work, to establish mutual ties and to promote and expand international discourse in the field of art and cultural mediation with young people, based on the practical experiences gained at bilding.

“bildingship” is intended to expand the artistic spectrum offered in the continuous programme as well as enabling a new artistic approach to special fields of art that are hard to fill on site. For bilding, young artists represent an important and complementary link to the children and young adults. For many young creatives, they facilitate a natural close relationship, which dismantles potential barriers in the professional exchange and provides a basis for an ideal working atmosphere. During the “bildingship”, the artist is given the opportunity to present his/her own work in an exhibition on site. This allows an expansion of the artists own range of activity, as well as offering the young bilding creatives an opportunity for gaining first-hand exhibition experience.

“bildingship” is intended to get the artist acquainted with the regional artistic and cultural scene while facilitating contacts to local artists. The aim is the use of bilding as a studio on the one hand, and an opportunity for artistic exchange with young people and local artists on the other.

The “bildingship” is projected for the span of one semester. Dependent on interest and development the residency can be prolonged for another semester.
Period: March – August 2020
Submission deadline is January 16th 2020

Residency Programme since: 2019
Description of Organisation:

The art and architecture school bilding is a free creative space for children and young adults from 4 to 19 years, who are supported in discovering and developing their creative interests, abilities and talents. In the bilding workshops participants work together with artists and architects in the fields of fine arts, sculpting, architecture, graphic design, film and new media. Through independent and hands-on experience artistic processes are triggered and practically developed. bilding offers a continuous education programme, which ranges from aesthetic early learning for toddlers, to accessible, experimental creative support for children and adolescents to continuative artistic support for young adults. Participation in all continuous bilding workshop programmes is free of charge and accessible to all interested children and young adults regardless of their social and cultural background. bilding is funded by the City of Innsbruck, the State of Tyrol, the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, the Chamber of Civil Engineers Tyrol and Vorarlberg and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 6 – 12
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : we have a number of partnerships with local cultural and artistic institutions as well as schools and universities
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): 446,81€
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Workshop
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Innsbruck Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Innsbruck Main Station
    Street & Number: Amraser Strasse 5a
    Postal Code: 6020
    City: Innsbruck
    Country long: Austria
    Amraser Strasse 5a
    Innsbruck 6020 AUT
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