AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts
Fellows learn from highly respected artists, curators, and art critics at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.
Cultivating Artistic Excellence
Each year, the AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts provides fine arts graduate students studying at American universities, or those who have completed their graduate studies within the past two years, fellowships to participate in the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Austria.
Founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka, as the School of Seeing, the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts offers a unique working environment at the Hohensalzburg Fortress, situated on a hill overlooking the city. Fellows learn from well-known and highly respected artists, curators, and art critics from around the world and immerse themselves in a European contemporary art scene, quite different from their U.S. academic environment. Fellows reside at Schloss Arenberg for the duration of their studies.
The American Austrian Foundation has administered this program since 2000. It is funded through the generosity of AAF Board Member Gerhard Seebacher and his wife Angelika.
AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts – Application
Applications for 2023 are closed. Information for 2024 will be posted in due course.