Here you can find all the questions & answers about the Open Call.


What is Supergau for contemporary arts & what is the idea behind it?

Supergau is an imaginary landscape, a cultural primordial landscape! Supergau is temporarily limited and, during the festival, lays itself like a second layer over the existing topography of Salzburg’s districts (linguistically and historically preloaded called Gaue). Supergau is liberated from the supposed dominance of the city with its programmed cultural spaces, liberated from municipal museums, theatres, cabarets that have to be filled with target audiences. Freed from the concept of public space, because Supergau only knows landscape. Supergau is surface and depth at the same time. Supergau has forest and meadow landscape, mountain landscape, house landscape, asphalt and concrete landscape. All these landscape forms and more can become a stage in Supergau, an artistic field of action. Supergau is a festival that takes place every biennium exclusively in outdoor spaces. Supergau 2021 celebrated its premiere in Flachgau.


Who is behind the festival?

Supergau is based on the initiative of the province of Salzburg and implements a central measure within the framework of the cultural development plan KEP Land Salzburg. The province of Salzburg is thus expressly committed to promoting contemporary art production, with which new things are conceived, developed, realised and shown.

Supergau was conceived by Theo Deutinger and Tina Heine. In 2022, Tina Heine will be the artistic director.


Will there be another Supergau and if so, where and when will it take place?

Yes! Every 2 years a different location in the province of Salzburg will be played. The next Supergau will take place in Lungau at the end of May 2023.


Where can I find information on Supergau 2021 and documentation as well as insights into the projects?

All information on the respective projects can be found here. If you want to browse further and immerse yourself in Supergau 2021, you can hear, see and read impressions and insights in the magazine (unfortunately only in german at this point).


Where can I find press reviews and press material?

All this can be found behind the press button. Further exciting insights and perspectives can be found in our magazine.


Who can visit the festival?

In principle, everyone is invited to come to the Supergau. Of course, there are restrictions at one or the other location or due to the project in terms of accessibility or age limits. We try to keep these as low as possible. The relevant information will be published as soon as it is known.


How much does admission cost and where can I get tickets for the festival?

The festival is free to attend, and there are no tickets either. You can just drive off and let yourself drift freely. There may be individual projects for which you have to register or pay a small fee.


How and where can I apply as an artist for Supergau?

Applications can be sent to until 10 April 2022.

All necessary requirements and information can be found in the Open Call.


Who can answer my questions about Supergau?

If something is not answered in our information, please contact for questions about applying as an artist and for general questions.