SCALA Salzkammergut Craft Art Lab

New Paths Between Art & Crafts

A new space for encounters in the Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut is intended to serve as a “central point of departure, base camp and space for action”. SCALA invites the world to blaze new trails between art and crafts!

Subject to change
© Jörg Hoffmann, Traktor41

Paige Hamilton-Davis, Natalia Weiss, Irmgard Hofer-Wolf, Karin Forslund, Verena Schatz, Pascal Oudet, Marco Bellini, Héctor Ariel Olguin, Andrea Delogu, Elisabeth Öggl, Marie Liebl, Christian Fuchs, Susanne Padberg, Shae Bishop, Shige Fujishiro, Annalena Cecilia, Alexander Maislinger, Renata Samojedna, Toni Burger, Christian Kapun, Andreas Schönangerer, Rebekah Frank, Ellie Richards, members of the association HAND. WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut as well as artists, craftspeople and artisans from Veneto, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and the Salzkammergut (artists)
Penland School of Craft (US), Open Design School Matera (IT), Valetta Design Cluster (MT), Tabakfabrik Linz, Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Kultur Gemeinsam Beleben/Kulturplattform Goisern, Otelo Goisern, Otelo eGen, Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut, HTBLA Hallstatt, BFS für Holzbildhauer München, Fachschule für Gestaltung Hamburg (specialising in Gewandmeister), Modeschule Ebensee, NMS 1 & 2 Bad Goisern, BG/BRG Bad Ischl (cooperation partners),
Dietmar Laimer-Hubmann, Heidi Zednik, Barbara Kern, Michael Körner (project managers)
Donna E. Price, Andi Kienesberger, Jörg Hoffmann, Gisa Schosswohl, Verena Haidl, Margit Elser-Steglegger (co-operation)
Margit Bergmair-Ambach, Barbara Hrovat (Advisory Board)
Martin Hollinetz, Otelo eGen Vorchdorf (project organiser)
Georg Hrovat, Chairman of the HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut association (main partner)

Eva Mair, Christina Jaritsch (Head of Programme Building Culture & Crafts)

With the kind support of EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee

From fall 2022

About the project

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.