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Focus > Linz

The artist-in-residence project Focus > Linz takes place in the framework of the European Art Scholarship of the District County of Upper Bavaria. Partner of the cooperation is the art center Salzamt in Linz, Austria.

Date :

01.06.2019 until 31.12.2024

Focus > Linz
© Josef Pausch 


The goal of the European artist exchange of the District County of Upper Bavaria is to consolidate the cultural relations between countries of the European community by a partnership and to enrich the regional as well as the Upper Bavarian cultural scene.

The artist exchange with the art center Salzamt in Linz started in 2019. One artist each from Austria and from Upper Bavaria are living and working for each 1 month in the respective partner country.




  • Artist from Upper Bavaria in Linz: Judith Grassl
  • The residence of an Austrian artist was postponed.


  • Artists from Austria in Freising: Sigrid Krenner and Clemens Bauder
  • Artist from Upper Bavaria in Linz: Marie Jaksch


  • Maria Berauer (January in Linz - stipebd from 2022)
  • Margit Greinöcker und Tobias Hagleitner (February in Upper Bavaria- Stipends from 2022 and 2019)


Upcoming dates in Freising

19:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
Opening of the exhibition Fragmented World | Focus Europe IV with participants of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria (Bezirk Oberbayern) ... >>>
18.02.2023 - 10.04.2023
The exhibition presents the works of 10 artists who participated in the previous year's European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria. ... >>>

Previous dates in Freising

Ausstellung Fokus Europa I Blick Tonnengewölbe
21.02.2020 - 14.06.2020
The exhibition FOCUS EUROPE I presents the works of 15 artists who participated in the European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria in 2019. ... >>>

About the Atelierhaus Salzamt

Since July 2009, the Atelierhaus Salzamt has been a cultural institution of the city of Linz in a central location on the Danube:

  •  Five artists' studios for international scholarship holders
  •  Four studios for regional artists from Linz or Upper Austria
  •  Housing for the international artists
  •  Exhibition and event hall with ongoing exhibition activities
  •  International artistic exchange and integration of guests in various Linz projects
  •  Art education through artist talks and studio visits

Bright, friendly, lots of glass and charming glimpses of the old building fabric - this is how the renovated Salzamt on Obere Donaulände presents itself. International and national artists live and work in this cultural institution of the city of Linz.

Regional - International

The Atelierhaus Salzamt is a meeting place for young visual artists from Austria and abroad. A total of nine studios are available here.

Four international scholarship holders are each provided with a small apartment and their own studio free of charge for a period of one to three months. The artists will receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses. A fifth studio is rented to the province of Upper Austria. The goal is that in return Linz artists will also be provided with studios and scholarships in international partner institutions. Four additional studios without residential units will also be given free of charge to artists from Linz and Upper Austria. They can use them for a period of two years.

Exhibitions & Projects

Exhibitions, lectures, discussions, presentations and other events take place in the 170 square meter exhibition hall on the ground floor of the Salzamt.


Salzamt Linz
Obere Donaulände 15
4020 Linz

Benefits of the scholarship

  • free living and working opportunity on site
  • 700 € / month
  • travel expenses (once there and back by arrangement)
  • participation in the collective exhibitions of the scholarship holders in the Schafhof - European Art Forum Upper Bavaria in Freising in the year following the stay


AIR Presentation EN Icon

Booklet about the AIR-Program
for screen
(PDF, A4, 11 pages, 864 KB) 
print quality
(PDF, A4, 11 pages, 14,8 MB)



The artist-in-residence program takes place in the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria.

During the stay of the guest artists in Freising presentations and open studio days provide the possibility to meet with and know more about the artists. There is always the option to arrange individual visits and meetings as well.