*Application is open till May 31st. *
Schmiede is a producers festival and community, a playground where our
ideas come to play.
Since 2003 annually, Schmiede produces this focused collective
experience far off on an island in the Austrian countryside. We provide
space, time, basic tools, food, events, a heterogeneous group of
participants (Smiths), guests and projects. Schmiede unites to work and
connect – genre, origin, tribe, eating habits – it doesn´t matter,
motivation, quality and the will to work and engage with others are the
Schmiede receives around 200-250 applications per year. Schmiede accepts
around 150 participants a year (numbers vary according to background
eg.: a musician needs more space than a graphic designer) and invites
around 30 guests. The SchmiedeNetwork consists of around 500 producers
from over 20 nations and 5 continents. The annual mix of participants is
split between 60% returning participants and 40% new participants. The
age distribution is focused lies between 18 and 45, however the majority
of Schmiede participants range from 20 to 35.
For ten days the Saline in Hallein becomes an open and free playground
(2000m2) for 150+ digital creatives and artists from all around the
world. Depending on the needs and possibilities of its members the
SmithNetwork moves along the borders of art, culture, handcraft and
creative industries. Schmiede ends with the SchmiedeWorkshow, a grand
public exhibition, where the Smith productions of the past ten days are
presented to the the public and media.
Do you have a project in mind, but don’t have the space, people or tools
to realize it?
Do you want to meet like minded creatives to collaborate, exchange ideas
or just get inspired?
Do you want to present your project or idea in front of your peers and
Schmiede might be the right place for you to get started or continue.
Austria, Salzburg, Hallein