25th International Dresden Summer Academy for Visual Arts / 24.7. - 6.8.2022

Our world is in a state of upheaval. Especially in these uncertain times, art can give us support and strength. That is why we are looking forward to this summer, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Dresden International Summer Academy. On the occasion of this anniversary, we would like to look back. We are therefore particularly pleased to welcome many returning artists who have accompanied us on our way in recent years. David O'Kane introduces us to figurative painting, sharpens our sense of observation and playfully teaches us how to deal with oil paint. In Sophia Schama's abstract painting, we detach ourselves from the external characteristics of reality in order to condense emotion and reason in our paintings. With Martin Mannig, let's break new ground in our own figuration, train our sense of shapes, sizes and expression, and explore the graphic transitions between "depicting" and "non-representational" with Xenia Fink. This year we can look forward to three photography courses: Nadin Maria Rüfenacht stages images together with us in an exciting way, while Thomas Bachler lets us immerse ourselves in the almost 200-year-old tradition of black-and-white photography and its technical features. Jan Jindra, on the other hand, shows us that restrictions of any kind can also promote creativity. The decelerating effect of etching is the focus of Vlado Ondrej's printing course. And Diego Vivanco inspires us once again for the medium of the moving image. With what means and possibilities can we implement our ideas on film? With us, Antje Blumenstein addresses the questions of material and form, and helps us sharpen our perception in three-dimensional space. And we will also encounter familiar faces in the sculpture courses: Reinhard Voss will work with us to investigate the interplay of surface and natural resistance of wood, while Christoph Traub will join us in search of the individual form inherent in each stone. Our varied supporting programme will continue to serve as a creative source of strength in the anniversary year thanks to its exhibitions, artist talks, evening events and the traditional summer party. I am looking forward to getting to know each other and seeing you again, and of course to welcoming new participants to our Summer Academy!

Anke Dietrich, director
& the team of riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden

>>> Summer Academy Exchange Programm: Call for Entries is open!


from Mondays to Fridays 9.30 am - 5 pm

PAINTING I | David O'Kane
Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

PAINTING II | Sophia Schama
Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

DRAWING I | Martin Mannig
Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

PHOTOGRAPHY I | Nadin-Maria Rüfenacht
Course 25.7.-5.8.2022

PHOTOGRAPHY II | Thomas Bachler
Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 

Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

ETCHING | Vlado Ondrej
Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

VIDEO | Diego Vivanco
Course 25.7.-5.8.2022

Course A 25.7.-29.7.2022 Course B 1.8.-5.8.2022

SCULPTURE/WOOD | Reinhard Voss
Course 25.7.-5.8.2022

SCULPTURE/STONE | Christoph Traub
Course 25.7.-5.8.2022


International Dresden Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Anke Dietrich (director)
Tel.:+49 | (0)351 | 86602-13
Mail: soaksommerakademie-dresden.de


SUN | July 24th, 2022 | 6 pm
Inauguration of the 25th International Dresden Summer Academy and opening of the Faculty Exhibition | Motorenhalle

THR | July 28th, 2022 | 8 pm
Summer party with musical entertainment | Motorenhalle courtyard

FRI | August 5th, 2022 | 8 pm
Stip(p)visite - Exhibition opening and talk with the recipients of the scholarships
Rösslstube e.V., Friedrichstraße 37, 01067 Dresden

SAT | August 6th, 2022 | 6 pm
Opening of the student exhibition and closing ceremony of the 25th International Dresden Summer Academy | Motorenhalle

August 6th-20th, 2022 Student exhibition | Motorenhalle

every Tuesday and Thursday | 1 pm
Intermezzo at 1 pm. Join us for artist talks with selected faculty members about their work | Motorenhalle


riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden Workshops at Wachsbleichstraße 4a and Adlergasse 14, 01067 Dresden
Tram 1, 2, 6, 10, Bus 68 to „Bahnhof Mitte“, S-Bahn to „Bahnhof Mitte“

Motorenhalle. Project Centre for Contemporary Art The 400 square metres large, former industrial building is an important venue of art exhibitions and events in Dresden. Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden
Tram 1, 2, 6, 10, Bus 68 to „Bahnhof Mitte“, S-Bahn to „Bahnhof Mitte“

external places
Buchkinder e. V.
offers book workshops for children. The 100 sqm large and bright studio space of Sabine Heinrich and Henry Puchert in the back house of a former mattress factory Wachsbleichstraße 22, 01067 Dresden

Medienkulturzentrum Dresden e. V. The Media Culture Center offers year-round media educational and media artistic programme in their fully equipped media studio. It is located at the industrial monument Kraftwerk Mitte, a lively location of culture, art and creativity.
Kraftwerk Mitte 3, 01067 Dresden

Rates & Services

Photo I, Video, Sculpture Stone/ Wood
450,- €/380,- €¹ plus material costs

Painting I and II, Drawing I and II, Photo II and III, Etching, Sculpture/Installation
300,- €/260,- €¹ plus material costs

The one-week courses can be combined to give a two-weeks discount
260,- €/230,- €¹ per week plus material costs

¹ for pupils, students, trainees, FSJ, federal volunteers or voluntary military service, recipients of benefits according to SGBII and XII, severely disabled persons, social welfare recipients and recipients of basic pensions with proof of entitlement to a discount at the time
of registration.

are not included in the course fees. The cost of materials depends on techniques and individual needs.

The restaurant of riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden offers lunch from Mondays to Fridays (including vegetarian food).

Each participant will receive a personalized card which allows for discounts at various vendors in Dresden during the period of the Summer Academy.

General Terms and Conditions

Please note our terms and conditions.

With the registration or admission to an activity of riesa efau's General Terms and Conditions (GTC) and the house rules in their current version. valid version. The registration is non-transferable and binding. A claim to participation arises only after payment of the corresponding fee. The allocation of places will be allocated in the order in which payment is received. After receipt of the you will receive a confirmation of participation in text form. With the registration you agree that riesa efau stores your personal data. This data will neither be passed on to third parties nor used for any other purpose.

Terms of payment - The usage or event fee is to be paid in cash or in cash or in cash during the opening hours of the Visitor Service. For bank transfers please state the invoice number as the reason for payment. From a fee of 80 Euro, payment in two installments can be arranged by prior arrangement. Then
the right to participate in the event comes into effect when 50 % of the fee has been paid have been paid and riesa efau has been given a written bank direct debit authorization for the remaining 50% has been granted. If individual event dates cannot be attended, there is no claim for reimbursement of the fee. Ten-tickets and vouchers are valid for three valid for three years and are not transferable. In the event of a price adjustment, the value of the voucher will be charged pro rata. 

Reduction of fees - Only for events for which a reduction price is shown is shown, there is the possibility of a reduction. For a reduction proof of eligibility must be provided at the time of registration. Reduced prices apply to schoolchildren, students, trainees, volunteers in the social year, in the Federal Volunteer Service voluntary military service, the unemployed, and recipients of benefits under according to SGBII and XII, recipients of basic pensions, holders of the Dresden Pass, holders of the Ehrenamtspass, people who belong to the group of eligible persons according to §1 of the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act, as well as severely handicapped persons from 80 percent (GdB) and their accompanying person as well as supporting members of riesa efau. Excluded is the reduction for sponsoring members at the summer academy. No retroactive reductions can be granted.

Minimum/maximum number of participants - Certain minimum and minimum and maximum number of participants. If the maximum number of participants is is reached, there is no right to participate in the course. Please check with us regarding fully booked courses. 

Cancellation by riesa efau - riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden can in case of insufficient participation, cancellation of course instructors, speakers or artists or for reasons of force majeure to cancel or terminate a course/event. In In these cases, the fees/admission charges already paid will be refunded in full or, in the case of a or, in the case of cancelled courses, on a pro rata basis. In case of cancellation of course instructors, speakers, artists riesa efau is entitled to provide a substitute of equal value.

Withdrawal by participant - Cancellation of courses, workshops or seminars is to be communicated to riesa efau in text form. We ask for your understanding that for cancellations at short notice cancellation fees must be charged (from four weeks before the start 25%, two weeks before the start 50%). For any kind of cancellation a fee of 10 EUR will be charged. From one week before the start or during the course, workshop or seminar, no reimbursement can be no reimbursement will be made. In exceptional cases, such as prolonged illness, special arrangements can be made by special arrangements can be made. If the day and time of the course change of the course, a withdrawal is possible without charging a processing or cancellation fee. cancellation fee. A return of admission tickets and event tickets is not possible.

Other Reimbursement - Additional costs incurred (e.g., materials, travel expenses) will not be reimbursed unless otherwise specified.

Location - The venues will be announced to the participants before the start of the event or published on ‣ riesa-efau.de.

Behavior at the event locations - The house and workshop House and workshop rules are to be observed and applicable regulations are to be followed, the user has a duty of care. The rooms are to be left in an orderly condition. Defects or inadequacies are to be reported immediately.

Liability and insurance - The association is not liable for lost objects of any kind. kind. Information and explanations of the employees or through the riesa efau exclusively serve the direct realization of the event, no liability claims can be derived from them. no liability claims can be derived from them. The liability of the association is limited to gross negligence and intent. The visitors are obliged in the event of a disturbance or an accident to do everything reasonable to contribute to the to contribute to the repair of the damage or the disturbance. During the events, the participants are participants are not insured against accidents through riesa efau. We also recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance if necessary.

Exhibition/ Presentation - Works, that have been created in the context of courses, workshops, seminars, etc. in riesa efau and or made available for presentation purposes, cannot be collected during the presentation period. riesa efau will provide sufficient protection for the works within the scope of its possibilities. sufficient protection of the works. However, the works are not insured during the at riesa efau are not insured. If the works are not collected after the agreed period, they become the property of riesa efau. they become the property of riesa efau. A forwarding of the works as additional service of riesa efau takes place only with deposit of sufficiently stamped shipping material or by cash on delivery.

Dataprotection Policy - Der riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden e. V. Adlergasse 14, 01067 Dresden (responsible person in the sense of the Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter referred to as "riesa efau") hereby declares to you, which personal data we collect, process and store about you and for what purposes
store: We collect and process your data when you apply to riesa efau for a membership as well as when you register for one of our courses for the purpose of contract initiation and implementation within the framework of Art.6 para. 1 b DSGVO. For this we need your name and address for the implementation of the course and - together with the together with the bank data within the scope of the selectable SEPA direct debit procedure - for the invoicing. If you are entitled to a reduction, we need a corresponding proof of legitimacy. corresponding proof of legitimacy. We need the information about your gender
for the correct form of address. We need your date of birth for doubtless identification in case of duplicate names and to avoid multiple storage in our database. Your contact details (phone and e-mail) are used for queries and to notify you in case of course changes. All data provided by you in the course of registration will be stored by us on internal servers. will be electronically processed and stored by us on internal servers. A data is only passed on to the extent that this is necessary in individual cases to carry out the course including the notification of course changes. Therefore, as a rule your name and, if applicable, your telephone number to the course instructor. course instructor. In addition, services provided by us that are sponsored by third parties may require the transfer of your data to the sponsor, a transfer to the funding body may be necessary. These transfers are based either on Art. 6 para. 1 c DSGVO (legal obligation) or Art. 6 para. 1 b DSGVO (necessity for the execution of the contract). The transfer takes place personally, by mail or in encrypted form. Your data will be deleted as soon as we no longer need your data purposes (incl. limitation of claims) and after expiry of the statutory retention periods (max.
statutory retention periods (max. ten years). In all data protection matters in particular to exercise their rights pursuant to Art. 51 et seq. of the DSGVO (information about the processed personal data, their origin, recipients and the purpose of the processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification, restriction of processing or Deletion and revocation or objection) you can contact our data protection officer, René Seim, at rene.seim@riesa-efau.de. Your concerns will be treated treated. In addition, if you do not agree with the processing of your data by us, you can contact the data processing by us, you can contact the supervisory authority (Sächsischer Data Protection Commissioner). 

Validity - The GTC are valid with effect from 1.1.2022, collateral agreements require the written consent of the management. The validity of the GTC is not affected in its not affected in its entirety. The place of jurisdiction is the state capital Dresden.