HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark is pleased to present, as part of its new program, the so-called Panther Residencies. Named after the dazzling mythical creature and heraldic animal of Styria, the program unites two grants for artists whose practice is in the field of contemporary art.
The focus is on the annual promotion of one international and one outstanding local position. In close exchange with HALLE FÜR KUNST Styria and the City of Graz, the guests are provided with project-specific support for their artistic work. In the course of the residencies, a new work is produced through research and exchange with local protagonists, which is presented within the exhibition program.
HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark sees itself as an initiator of diverse dialogues and would like to make local resources available to both international and local fellows in order to create the best possible living and working environment. At the same time, it is a concern of the institution to introduce new and relevant artistic voices to the diverse cultural and art scene in Graz as well as to the general public. Thus, guests are invited to present their practice in various public formats and to respond to the vibrant local art scene. Both residency formats are directly related to the thematic focus of the institution through their concrete connection to an exhibition.
The international fellowship is awarded by one of the two curators at the institution in the context of a project. This year’s international resident is Colin Self (*1987, in Aloha, lives in Berlin), who will present a new performance piece within the series Give Rise To beginning of next year. The local fellowship is linked to a group exhibition and is announced through an open call.
In the context of the group exhibition Domestic Drama, HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark awards a production and work grant to a local artistic position.
HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark is pleased to accept applications in the form of a meaningful portfolio and cover letter until May 30, 2021. The call for applications is addressed to artists who are connected to the city of Graz and/or the wider region.