Open Calls

Call for Entries 2019

Project proposals and portfolios for the exhibition program in the Kunstpavillon and in the Neue Galerie of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft in Innsbruck



The exhibition program for the Kunstpavillon and the Neue Galerie is put together in the main by a jury of art professionals, selecting from submissions received in response to an open call. The call is sent to members of the association as well as to national and international artists and curators. The jury of professionals is made up of members of the board of the association and the curator and managing director.


The Tiroler Künstler*schaft regards itself as a forum for contemporary art; as an association of artists, it promotes the freedom and independence of art. The program encompasses all forms of contemporary artistic expression and represents a forum characterized by its presentation of experimental, cross-disciplinary and sometimes controversial projects within a professional exhibition context.

The association of artists, which has been in existence since 1946, runs an international program of exhibitions in the rooms of the Neue Galerie in the Hofburg Innsbruck, as well as the Kunstpavillon in the Hofgarten. Since 2003, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen has provided the framework to our International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory (call for entries in autumn 2018), for which four individuals are nominated each year. In addition to series of events, lectures and dialogues within the regional art scene, the Tiroler Künstler*schaft represents the interests of those working in creative art in the Tyrol. As such, it is also engaged in current cultural-political issues.

You will find information about the current and past exhibition program at Four exhibitions are envisaged in both the Kunstpavillon and the Neue Galerie in 2019.

Exhibition Sites


The Kunstpavillon is located a few minutes’ walk from the city centre in the Kleiner Hofgarten. The building was constructed in 1842 as the summerhouse of the regional governor. In 1950 it was renovated into a classical gallery lit from above. The space is approximately 175 square metres large.

Neue Galerie:

Located on the ground floor of the Hofburg, at the entry to Innsbruck’s old city centre, the Neue Galerie comprises approximately 95 square metres of exhibition space. The historical arches have been general overhauled. In contrast to the Kunstpavillon, it is easy to make the space dark for projections.

Ground plans and images are available to download from our homepage

Application Procedure

Documentation representing an artistic oeuvre or suggestions for exhibition projects in the year 2019 should be submitted to the Tiroler Künstler*schaft, Kunstpavillon, Rennweg 8a, 6020 Innsbruck by April 27, 2018.
Applications will be considered from national or international artists, and curators with exhibition experience.

Applications should be made in writing, in English or German, and must include the following documents:

  • an informal letter of intent
  • a description of your concept (in the case of concrete project proposals, max. 1,000 words)
  • a portfolio or documentation of recent years’ work (max. 2 catalogues, max. 10 photos, please do not send originals!)
  • a short CV
  • films and video works (on DVD or Vimeo- or Youtube-links, no WeTransfer, no Dropbox-links!!): in addition, please provide a summary of content and video stills on two A4 pages. In the case of films/videos lasting longer than 10 minutes, the artist must prepare an excerpt.
  • the signed print-out of the email confirmation (Call for Entries 2019) receipt after your completed online registration ( call/)

Please note: only submissions made by post will be taken into consideration!

Jury 2018:
Artists of the board of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft
Ingeborg Erhart, curator and managing director of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft

The course of the programme for 2019 will be fixed some time in summer 2018.


Please direct your submission for both Kunstpavillon and Neue Galerie to the following

Tiroler Künstler*schaft – Kunstpavillon
Subject: Programme 2019
Rennweg 8a
6020 Innsbruck – Austria

Deadline for application: Friday, April 27, 2018 (date of postmark)


The applications will not be returned. Upon request, the material may be returned after receiving a processing fee of EUR 10,- in an envelope enclosed to the application. The applications may also be picked up in person at the Kunstpavillon. All material will be saved until the end of 2018.

Applicants have no legal entitlement. The jury decision is final and may not be appealed. The jury reserves the right to select individual positions from group submissions or to propose group exhibitions from solo submissions.

Submissions arriving too late or not properly filled-in cannot be included in the selection process.

All entrants will be informed of the selection results by e-mail (or by letter post).