Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria

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Name of Residency: European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria

The artists and their personal and artistic needs form the focal point of the artist-in-residence program. The stipend and residency in the host countries are intended to provide artists the opportunity to devote themselves exclusively to their artistic work for this time period. This specifically includes conceptual work, networking and research; artists are not required to produce work.

The Center for Art organizes various activities and events for residents conducted in consultation with them, e.g. visiting regional art venues, the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and exhibitions and openings in and around Munich. It is possible to hold your own events and meetings with the support of the Center for Art. Get-togethers with guests and relaxing evening barbecues in the garden also add to the residency’s appeal.

The artist’s residency at the Schafhof includes a public presentation, an artist talk and a joint exhibition of all artists in the center for art’s gallery spaces in the year following their stay.

Residency Programme since: 2005
Description of Organisation:

The Art Center has a dual focus: the Artist-in-Residence program organized in collaboration with international partner institutions as part of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria as well as an international exhibition program. Its function as a professional, locally, regionally and internationally networked art center is complemented by a  extensive program of events under the rubric Center for Art LIVE, featuring lectures, workshops, and guided tours, traditional crafts markets, as well as the sculpture garden.

The diverse cultural program of the Schafhof defines the institution as a center for contemporary art that serves as a platform for regional and international cultural exchange. Situated in a natural setting in Freising, not far from Munich, the art center is a popular destination for day trips and excursions with its unique architecture and the Café Botanika.

Organisation founded in: 2005
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Other
If other, please specify: The Schafhof – European Art Center Upper Bavaria is a public institution of the District Council of Upper Bavaria. The District Council of Upper Bavaria is a regional authority a on the third communal level and is responsible for the areas of social, health, education, environment, cultivation of the home region, and culture.
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • New Media
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Woodworking tools
  • Computer
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Networking
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Other
  • If other, please specify: Children and partners are welcome after agreement depending on the situation.
    Application process: Other
    If other, please specify: The Schafhof Artist-in-Residence program generally takes place on a collaborative basis with partner organizations from European countries. Artists apply to the institution in their respective country for their residency in the partner country.
    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): 800 € / month
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: MUC – Munich airport / Franz-Josef-Strauss airport
    Nearest Train Station: Freising Hbf (main station)
    How to reach by plane: Munich Airport (MUC) – from Munich airport take the bus 635 to Freising train station (about 15 min), then bus 620, stop “Wettersteinring”, or bus 630 or 631 to “Plantagenweg”, follow the white signs in Plantagenweg (about 5 minutes).
    How to reach by train: Freising Hbf (main station) – 25 minute by Regional Express train from Munich, 40 minute with S-Bahn (S1). Then with bus from the Central Bus Station (just beside the train station): bus 620, stop “”Wettersteinring””, or bus 630 or 631 to “”Plantagenweg””, follow the white signs in Plantagenweg (about 5 minutes).Train connections including the Freising city bus timetables are available from the Deutsche Bahn AG., There is also information online for Munich Airport, Munich public transport and Freising.
    How to reach by car: Autobahn A9 Junction 67 “”Allershausen”” towards Freising, on the outskirts of Freising make a left to Weihenstephan Ring, and a left when you reach the city limit sign.Autobahn A92 Junction 7 “”Freising Mitte”” towards Freising Stadtmitte (Centre) at the train station (3rd traffic light) make a left towards Wippenhausen crossing Saar- and Johannisstra??e to the end of Wippenhauser Stra??e there make a left towards Wippenhausen, and a right after 30 metres.
    Street & Number: Am Schafhof 1
    Postal Code: 85354
    City: Freising
    Country long: Germany
    Am Schafhof 1
    Freising 85354 DEU
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