Under the motto ART MEETS CRAFT MEETS ART, SCALA invites artists and craftspeople from Austria, Europe and overseas to spend several weeks working in the Salzkammergut between March 2023 and October 2024. Here they will come together – in the material categories of glass, wood, metal/jewellery, textiles/leather and book/print/paper – with craftspeople, schools, people interested in manual creativity and the cultural characteristics of the region.
The exchange and promotion of manual skills form the common denominator.
SCALA promotes the emergence of “new paths between craft and art” with a variety of meeting spaces: open studio hours, work presentations, workshops, exhibitions, public events and panel discussions enable manual and creative transfer, exchange and interaction between people of different ages and backgrounds.
As a legacy project within the framework of Salzkammergut 2024, SCALA is more than just a temporary art and culture programme, it creates new sustainable structures in the rural cultural area and performs pioneering work at the interface between crafts and art.
SCALA is a joint project of Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut, Otelo Goisern and Otelo eGen.