Based in Innsbruck, Austria, the art and architecture school bilding is a free creative space for children and young adults from 4 to 19 years, who are supported in discovering and developing their creative interests, abilities and talents. In the bilding workshops participants work together with artists and architects in the fields of fine arts, sculpting, architecture, graphic design, film and new media. Through independent and hands-on experience artistic processes are triggered and practically developed.
‘bildingship’ is a working fellowship for young artists, allowing them to use bilding as space for their own artistic work as well as to actively engaging in the regular workshop programme for the duration of half a year (prolongation to one year is possible), including part-time employment (maximum income 446,81€ per month). The aim is to convey the concept and working methods of bilding to the artists, while at the same time imparting artistic processes directly to the children and adolescents based on the artists on-site work, to establish mutual ties and to promote and expand international discourse in the field of art and cultural mediation with young people, based on the practical experiences gained at bilding.
The organisers provide:
- Free accommodation in Innsbruck.
- Part-time employment (maximum 446.81€ per month).
- Unrestricted access to the bilding workshop as well as ample outdoor space for the artist’s own work.
- On-site materials and workshop equipment.
Foreign and domestic artists from the fields of art and architecture can apply. Artists should have language skills in German and/or English. The artists should be interested in working artistically with children and young adults.