Category Archives: Allgemein

Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.A.i.R.)

From now on until August 10th 2018 international artists as well as art theorists of all fields have the possibility to apply for an Artist in Residence-scholarship given by the Austrian region Steiermark/Styria. For a more detailed description of the program please click the link where you will also find the announcement with detailed information in English.

AAA-Steering Committee approves 33 new projects

The Steering Committee has met for its first meeting in 2018 on May 3rd at the seat of the presiding region Varaždin County (Croatia). The attendants were welcomed by County Prefect Radimir Čačić, who presides over the Alps-Adriatic-Council (political body of the AAA) in 2018 and 2019.
In the course of the meeting 33 new projects were approved. Among them are three for which a funding from the EU-programs “Creative Europe”, “LEADER” and “Erasmus+” will be applied for as well. The implementation costs for five other projects which already were approved by the EU-programs “Creative Europe” and “Erasmus+” were supported as well. The financial applications were handed in by the Thematic Coordination Points (TCPs) on Art and Culture, Energy and Environment, Equal Opportunities, Disaster Prevention, Higher Education, Inclusion, Healthcare, Lifelong Learning, Rural Development and Ethnic Heritage, Sports and Tourism.
Since its start in 2013 the AAA has therefore supported a total of 210 new project initiatives so far.
The upcoming autumn meeting of the Steering Committee will be focused on finalizing a new joint strategy for the AAA, therefore there is going to be no call for new financial applications.
The next call for new project applications is planned to be opened in spring 2019.

ImproCON / Graz Edition

Opening Performance: May 24th 20:00 Free improve.performance with Annette Giesriegl, JM Foussat, and Stefan Heckel at “Tubes”, Grieskai 74a, 8020 Graz.
All other events will take place at:
Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Puchstraße 41, 8020 Graz

Fri. May 25th:
11:00 – 15:00: Morning Talks & free Impro-Sessions
Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (AT) – Transgressing Borders
15:00 Coffee Table Talks:
Uroš Rojko (SI) – „Monologue of the fallen angel“, Performance/Lecture
Maria Gstättner (AT) – „… because you´re in the zone“, Performance/Lecture
16:30 – 18:30 Free Impro-Sessions
18.30 Evening Delights
Cooking with Irina Karamarkovic (Performance)
Tea Grahek (SI) – ImproCON 2017 (Videoscreening)
19:00 Opening with Patrick Schnabl, Head of the Department of Culture – Regional Government of styria and the initiators of ImproCON: Nenad Borovčak (HR), Mitja Hlupič (HR), Laszlo Juhasz (HU), Nataša Serec (SI)
19:30 Ivan Mršić (HR/NZ) – „Kakoschaumbadphonia Orchestra“
20:30 Irena Tomažin (SI) – „Moved by voice #clothed in silence“
21:30 „Untitled 2018“, Video-Soundperformance.Videos: Leon Eixenberger (St.A.i.R., DE). Live-Impro: Matej Bunderla (SI/AT), Yvonne Hofmeister (AT), Harald Hofmeister (AT), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (DE/AT), Alexandra Radulova (AT)

Sat. May 26th:
11:00 Morning Talks
Annemarie Seither-Preisler (AT) – „The musical brain: Research results of the international long-term study AMseL“
Norbert Stammberger (DE) – „The SoundOffice: Music as a question – Poetic perception as method and concept “
13:30 – 15:00 Free Impro-Sessions
15:00 Coffee Table Talks: Luka Zagoričnik (SI) – „Contingency of Sound?“
Werner Jauk – „Language-Barriers. How to tackle them in an auditory media culture“
16:30 – 18:30 Free Impro-Sessions
18:30 Evening Delights
Tea Grahek (SI) – Improcon 2017 (Videoscreening)
19:00 Norbert Stammberger (DE) – SoundDelivery of the days´collected sounds and noises
20:00 Tea Vidmar (SI) – „world in my word“ (Voice Improvisation)
21:00 Schrettle/Höfler (AT) – “TRANSCLAUDIA  (all we know)”
22:00 Igor F. Petković (AT) – „Titos borderwalk to Kumrovec“, a Psychodelic Roadmovie with Live-Music-Impro 

Sun. May 27th:
11:00 – 15:00 Art Brunch atBad #36: Morning Talks & free Impro-Sessions
Davorka Begović (HR) – „Crossing borders: new curatiorial practices in the field of contemporary music“
Free Impro-Sessions: Rainer Binder-Krieglstein (AT), Gobi Drab (AT), Annette Giesriegl (AT), Mijo Gladović  (HR), Mija Hlupić (HR), Keyvan Paydar (IR/AT), Peter Plessas (AT), Mara Probst (AT), Irena Tomažin (SI) and others.
Performers: Davorka Begović (HR), Rainer Binder-Krieglstein (AT), Matej Bunderla (SI/AT), Edgar Bültemeyer (AT), Leon Eixenberger (DE), Johannes Feuchter (AT/CH), JM Foussat  (FR), Annette Giesriegl (AT), Mijo Gladović (HR), Maria Gstättner (AT), Richie Herbst (AT), Stefan Heckel (AT), Mija Hlupić (HR), Max Höfler (AT), Yvonne Hofmeister (AT), Harald Hofmeister (AT), Werner Jauk (AT), Damir Prica Kafka (HR), Irina Karamarkovic (YU/AT), Michael Laab (AT), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (DE/AT), Jean-Christophe Mastnak (AT), Ivan Mršić (SI/NZ), Niki Passath (AT), Keyvan Paydar (IR/AT), Igor F. Petković (AT), Peter Plessas (AT), Mara Probst (AT),  Alexandra Radulova (AT), Uroš Rojko(SI), Johannes Schrettle (AT), Annemarie Seither-Preisler (AT), Norbert Stammberger (DE), Irena Tomažin (SI), Tea Vidmar (SI), Patrick Wurzwallner (AT), Luka Zagoričnik (SI) and many others

Entrance Fee: musical participation / voluntary donations

Cooperation Partners:
KUD Mreža,, Nataša Serec (Ljubljana, SI)
GOKUL,, Nenad Borovščak (HR)
Bistrica ob Sotli Klub Metulj,, Mitja Hlupić (SI)

ImproCON, which is a project supported by the AAA, started at Kumrovec (CRO) in 2014 as a platform for artistic and theoretical cooperation: Musicians of free improvised cross-border music scenes meet with visual and video artists, theoreticians, curators and music organizers for an exchange and common experiments. Kumrovec is also the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito. In 2016 “Schaumbad” from Graz was invited to join the cooperation.
The call of the region of Styria titled “The limits of my language are the limits of my world. Is that how it works?” inspired an even stronger mix of theory and practice which includes the specific resources of Graz, such as the internationally acclaimed musical college and the lively cultural scene of the city.
Interested musicians are invited to bring their instruments and participate in the free sessions. The organizers look forward to a numerous participation! Travel costs and overnight stays may be taken care of after previous consultation.
If you are interested please contact

Excursion: “Meet the Culture – Contemporary History in Bad Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla

In the framework of the TCP on Art and Culture´s project “Meet the Culture – Alps-Adriatic Network” an excursion to Bad Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla in Carinthia will be offered on Friday May 18th 2018:
Concerning the 2nd World War Bad Eisenkappel has a very interesting resistance history. Partisan memorials and descendants of Slovenian speaking partisans as well as contemporary regional cultural initiatives will be visited. The participants will have the opportunity to meet with contemporary artists from both Slovenia and Carinthia and discuss how history affects the present situation in the area. The excursion will be accompanied by the local theologian Božo Hartmann who is also very focused on the local history.
As on the previous trips to Slovenia and Vas this excursion also offers the possibility to network culturally across borders and to learn about possible funding opportunities, such as the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance.

07:30 Departure from Graz, Freiheitsplatz at the Schauspielhaus, 07:45 departure from Murpark – carpooling and networking possibilites while driving with boarding options along the way
10:00 Arrival in Bad Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla. Greetings by Willi Ošina (Cultural Association Zarja) and Poldi Zunder – Visit of town and background information on local cultural initiatives
11:00 Old elementary school Leppen/Stara ljudska šola Lepena – Sightseeing
11:30 Peršmanhof – Visit with historical introduction, songs from Carinthian Slovenes
13:45 Cultural, culinary and networking get-together – Lunch, introduction about the Alps Adriatic Alliance and networking opportunities
17:00 Return to Graz

Literature: Maja Haderlap, Engel des Vergessens (German)

Costs: € 15, – Euro and what is needed for personal meals. Visitors are asked for a voluntary donation at Peršmanhof

Meeting point for all who drive directly to Bad Eisenkappel: 10:00 at the church in Bad Eisenkappel 71

Please register by May 14th: or Tel.:+43 664 540 4289 (Michaela Zingerle).

 “Meet the culture – Alps Adriatic Network” is a project in the Alps Adriatic area with the aim of getting to know art formats, cultural initiatives, artists and events across borders.

For further information please contact:

Michaela Zingerle
Club Styrian Summer Art
Schloss 1
8225 Pöllau
Tel.: +43 664 540 42 89

Echoes from Invisible Landscapes: „GOING GÖRTSCHITZ“

The exhibition “GOING GÖRTSCHITZ” will be opened at the Alps-Adriatic University in Klagenfurt on April 13th 2018 at 17:00. It can be seen as an ethnographic-artistic exploration of the Görtschitz Valley in Carinthia by using a multimedia approach which focuses on photography and sound. The exhibition is a result of the project “Echoes from Invisible Landscapes” which is co-financed by the EU-“Europe for Citizens”-program and the AAA. It is open from April 14th until May 6th 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00.