Artist grant for Smartno now advertised

The provincial capital of Klagenfurt is now advertising the artist grant for Šmartno for the coming year. Artists from the fields of fine arts, photography and/or new media can apply for the 2023 working grant in Slovenia. The application period ends on November 30, 2022.

The Goriška Brda with its medieval town of Šmartno is a fairytale region that is hard to beat when it comes to idyll. In the middle of these vineyards, the provincial capital of Klagenfurt has set up an artist’s studio, which it makes available to artists from Carinthia as a place of work, in conjunction with a grant.
Olive farmers and winegrowers as well as excellent regional gastronomy are the economic anchors of the Brda, which is also called Slovenian Tuscany. In addition to hiking and relaxing, a stay here is ideal for retreat and inspiration.
In the coming year, the city will again be offering an artist grant of 3,000 euros with free rent for a maximum of five months (May to September) in Šmartno. In addition to the disciplines mentioned, artists who work across disciplines are also invited. The resulting works will be exhibited the following year in the Stadtgalerie’s Living Studio.
Numerous artists from Carinthia, including Martin Egger, Edith Payer, Tanja Prušnik, David Maier, Nora Kurzweil, Marco Lipuš, Eduard Lesjak, Marlies Liekfeld-Rapetti and Paul Kulnig, have already worked in the artist’s studio in Šmartno, made possible by the provincial capital of Klagenfurt and be enchanted by the picturesque atmosphere of Goriška Brda.

The studio plus grant is awarded on the basis of the quality of the submitted work, which is assessed by a specialist jury.

Applications with examples of work and biography to:
Municipality of the provincial capital of Klagenfurt
Department of Culture
Theatergasse 4
9020 Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
Email: kultur@klagenfurt.at
Infos: 0463 / 537-5227, www.kultur.klagenfurt.at

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