Open Calls

Call for Entries 2020

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


Deadline for application: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (date of postmark)

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 one member of the board of the association and the artistic director along with one external expert.

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 2019), 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 2020.

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 2020 should be submitted to the Tiroler Künstler*schaft, Kunstpavillon, Rennweg 8a, 6020 Innsbruck by May 22, 2019.
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 e-mail confirmation (Call for Proposals 2020) receipt after your completed online registration (

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

A program jury comprising the guest juror Stephanie Weber, one member of the board and the artistic director will select the projects. In addition, an exhibition curated by the guest juror is being planned on the basis of submissions. The course of the program for 2020 will be fixed some time in summer 2019.

Program jury 2019:
Annja Krautgasser, artist, member of the board of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft (replacement Katharina Cibulka, Nora Schöpfer
Ingeborg Erhart, artistic and managing director of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft
Stephanie Weber, curator at Lenbachhaus, Munich

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

Tiroler Künstler*schaft – Kunstpavillon
Subject: Program 2020
Rennweg 8a
6020 Innsbruck – Austria

Deadline for application: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (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 2019.

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).