Hilde Zach Art Scholarships

In order to promote the Innsbruck art scene, the City of Innsbruck awards two scholarships in the field of visual arts each year.

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Endowment: 7.000 & 3.000 Euro

  • Art scholarship: 7.000 Euro
  • Art promotion scholarship: 3.000 Euro

The total funding amount of 10,000 euros is divided into a large scholarship and a support scholarship. This division ensures that both established visual artists of the local scene and young talents are supported.

What is supported?

The Hilde Zach Art Scholarships support Innsbruck-based visual artists, giving them the opportunity to devote themselves intensively to their artistic work.

Who awards the scholarship?

City of Innsbruck

How do I apply?

You can submit your documents via the platform: kultur-innsbruck.vemap.com
The current submission period runs from Monday, April 3, 2023, starting at 8:00 a.m. until Monday, June 12, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Step-by-step instructions for submission can be found here.

Who can apply?

Artists who were

  • were born in Tyrol or
  • live in Innsbruck and
  • are permanently and creatively active as artists in Innsbruck and
  • are of age (at least 18 years old).

The following also applies to the scholarship:

  • By 31.12. of the previous year of the award, the 35th year of age must not have been exceeded.

What can be submitted?

  • Drawing/Graphics
  • Painting
  • Sculpture/Installation
  • New Media/Photography
  • Art on building/architecture

cross-disciplinary submissions are also possible.

Which documents are required?

The following documents in German and in pdf format are required for submission on kultur-innsbruck.vemap.com:

  • Scan of birth certificate
  • Scan of the current registration form from the year of submission
  • current portfolio of works (with max. 20 DIN A4 pages) with the following content:
    • Short curriculum vitae of the applicant
    • Brief description of the artist's works or artistic oeuvre
    • representative images/photos of the artist's current works or artistic oeuvre
  • In addition, a maximum of ten photos in jpg format and two video files in mp4 format can be uploaded to the portfolio of works.

The required data sheet with information about your person and artistic education/activity can be filled out online.

Who decides on the award?

The selection of the fellows is made by a three-member jury of experts, which changes annually and whose members consist of visual artists and representatives of the fields of art education, art theory and exhibitions.

Previous scholarship holders

Zwei KünstlerInnen erhielten das Hilde-Zach-Kunststipendium 2022: Benjamin Zanon und Sophia Mairer mit Kulturstadträtin Uschi Schwarzl und Natalie Pedevilla (Referat Bildende Kunst und Kulturprojekte, re.)

Two artists received the Hilde Zach Art Grant 2022: Benjamin Zanon and Sophia Mairer with City Councillor for Culture Uschi Schwarzl and Natalie Pedevilla (Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Projects, right)© Stadt Innsbruck/S. Awad

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Zwei KünstlerInnen erhielten das Hilde-Zach-Kunststipendium 2022: Benjamin Zanon und Sophia Mairer mit Kulturstadträtin Uschi Schwarzl und Natalie Pedevilla (Referat Bildende Kunst und Kulturprojekte, re.)

Two artists received the Hilde Zach Art Grant 2022: Benjamin Zanon and Sophia Mairer with City Councillor for Culture Uschi Schwarzl and Natalie Pedevilla (Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Projects, right)© Stadt Innsbruck/S. Awad

YearArt GrantArt grant
2022Benjamin ZanonSophia Mairer
2021Judith KlemencClemens Sellaoui
2020Katharina CibulkaJanine Weger
2019Annja KrautgasserMatthias Noggler
2018Johanna TinzlLukas Thaler
2017Michael StrasserSarah Decristoforo
2016Barbara HuberEsther Ostrich
2015Bernd OpplAndrea Lüth
2014Nicholas SchlettererValerie Messini

Last updated 03.06.2023