Bild-Werk Frauenau has invested a lot of voluntary work in GLASS WORKS over the past years, because we we are convinced that it is important to support emerging glass makers in Germany and Europe and give them a career perspective. But there is still a big funding gap which we now try to close with our crowdfunding campaign.
If you are convinced that we are on the right track with GLASS WORKS as well, please support our campaign! You can support us by simply donating money, getting some nice gifts in exchange for your donation or by sharing the information about the campaign with all the people you know. Go to https://www.startnext.com/en/glass-works to get more information and to support GLASS WORKS!
Our printed course catalogues for the 2022 academy program have finally arrived. If you would like one or more sent to you, please contact our office: info[at]bild-werk-frauenau.de or +49(0)9926/180895.
Would you like to help us advertising for our summer academy in Germany and/or internationally? We would be happy if you help us distribute the catalogues to associations, museums, institutions etc. related to art and design, crafts and/or glass. On request, we will also be happy to send out flyers for display!
A digital commemorative book has been published on our website. Anyone who would like to share memories of and thoughts about Erwin is invited to post them there: www.bildwerkfrauenau.de/gedenkbuch/memorial-book-for-erwin-eisch
ith the death of Erwin Eisch Bild-Werk Frauenau has lost its founder, mentor and inexhaustible source of inspiration and encouragement. Accompanied by his family, he passed away on January 25th, 2022 at the age of 94 years.
Erwin Eisch was born on April 18, 1927, the son of Valentin Eisch, glass engraver in the crystal glass factory Isidor Gistl in Frauenau, and the woodcutter's daughter Therese Hirtreiter. He was deeply influenced by his growing up in a working class environment that was conscious of craftsmanship and art, and from which he drew his spirit of contradiction, his humour and his musicality.
Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung awards scholarships for emerging artists
In 2022, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung awards up to ten scholarships for participation in a workshop at the International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau. With the scholarships the foundation aims to support emerging artists who work with the medium glass, and to make it easier for them to start their careers. The workshops enable the scholarship holders to expand their professional knowledge and develop their artistic skills through encounters and intensive exchange. The scholarship enables the artists to experiment and to implement their own designs and concepts with the material glass.
The scholarships, endowed with 2,000 euros, are awarded to artists who, at the time of their application, have graduated from an art academy or completed their artistic training at a glass college or university of applied sciences within the last five years. For more information, please visit the website of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung:
About the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung promotes art and science. It was established in 2000 by the entrepreneur Alexander Tutsek and his wife Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek as a non-profit foundation. The foundation is consciously committed to the special, the neglected and the overlooked.
News concerning COVID-19
The courses of the International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau will take place according to the current state of affairs. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Frauenau this summer!
If courses are cancelled due to the pandemic, or if you are unable to attend this year due to travel restrictions or quarantine measures, you will receive a full refund of any fees already paid. Alternatively, we will be happy to issue you a credit note.
Hygiene and distance
The health of the participants, our staff and the course instructors is very important to us. We are closely monitoring the development of the pandemic and, for the protection of all, we will adapt our hygiene concept, which was tried and tested last year, to the applicable regulations at that time. You will receive detailed information on this before the start of the course.
Dear friends of Bild-Werk!
the uncertainties due the coronavirus COVID19 and the consequences , which are at this point not fully predictably, are very concerning for us as the Bild-Werk Team.
Right now, we primarily think about the spring academy.
We are most concerned about the well-being of our staff and future teachers and students.
Nonetheless, we have decided to not cancel the spring nor summer academies.
We are watching the events as they develop very carefully and will do everything we can to asses the situation objectively and professionally.
We ask you in this time of uncertainty to think of the beauty and importance of Bild-Werk and other such places for so many creative people world-wide. Our wish and hope for this year´s academy is to continue being the vibrant and inspirational place for artist from all over the world to connect and create. We very much are looking forward to welcoming international teachers and students.
We stay positive that at the time of the spring academy the most severe effects of the virus will be overcome and travel will be possible without restrictions.
We are hopeful and will inform you immediately about any changes in the academy program.
Wholeheartedly, we wish you all the best and stay healthy!
The team of Bild-Werk