Open Call

Open call: Summer School for Land and Environmental Art

Alps Art Academy

With Funding
Tenna, Switzerland


We encourage proposal submissions from artists working with landscape and the environment across genres and media, as well as from theoreticians, facilitators and curators engaged in research on the topic of Land Art. We welcome applications accompanied by a concrete concept that can be realized during the period of the summer school. The concepts should reflect the 2020 Alps Art Academy theme “ANALOG – DIGITAL.” Fee The fee entails 10 days academy, accommodation in double room, board, excursions during the academy: Travel expenses to and from the Academy is not inclusive and have to be carried by the participants. For participants in need of a financial support there is the possibility to apply for a funding. Funding The academy is committed to a diversified group of participants (age, gender, origin, underrepresented groups). Lower-income applicants may apply for a reduction of the tuition fee and / or a travel funding. Details on website.

Number of Participants

Program Gathering circa thirty participants over a period of ten days, the Academy offers a rich program of workshops, seminars, field trips, artist talks and presentations, as well as a thematic symposium. Participants have the opportunity to explore what does it mean to create in, and interact with, the Alpine landscape and apply their experience in their work. Participants work together with international instructors who offer practical and theoretical mentoring. The Academy is linked to the Land Art Biennale Art Safiental (July 4–October 18, 2020) and offers an opportunity to present final projects.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 25, 2020 - July 04, 2020


  • $10.00 travel budget
  • $10.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $1,200.00 program fee (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Library


Hotel, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Tea, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Discussion, Exhibition, Panel, Readings, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Land Art



Program Description

The third international Alps Art Academy will take place between June 25–July 4, 2020, in the Safiental (Grisons, Switzerland). Located in Tenna, 1650 meters above sea level, the summer school focuses on Land and Environmental Art. In a dialogue with the canonized Land Art of the 1960s–70s, the Academy focuses on contemporary approaches to Land and Environmental Art by bringing them into a relationship with the Alpine landscape. We wish to create a platform of potentialities for the contemporary and future Land Art, which integrates not only natural landscape and the environment but also other “media” and the wider social context. Instructors Matthias Bildstein (AT), Les Frères Chapuisat (CH), Sally de Kunst (BE/CH), Fragmentin (CH), Gabriela Gerber / Lukas Bardill (CH), Hanna B. Hölling (CH/UK), Richard Saxton (USA), Ella Tetrault (CAN), Lucie Tuma (CH) and additional guests.

Similar Open Calls