The Jorisch Family Artist Residency, launched in the presence of Georges Jorisch’s descendants at Concordia on November 21, 2016, will provide support for one graduate student annually to experience life and learning in Salzburg, Austria.
Every year, one selected student will complete an artist residency at the Amalie Redlich Tower of the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.
“We are grateful to the Jorisch family for creating this unique opportunity at the Museum der Moderne where our Fine Arts students will benefit from what is sure to be a transformative experience,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard.
In memory of his grandmother and to foster increased artist residencies, Georges Jorisch had previously donated money to restore the Amalie Redlich Tower at the Museum der Moderne.
As part of his original agreement, he had requested that a Canadian artist take residency at the museum one month of each year.
Thanks to his family’s $250,000 gift to Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Georges Jorisch’s original vision is now a reality. “Concordia made it easy,” says Stéphane Jorisch. “The university has one of the largest and most comprehensive fine arts faculties in Canada — it just made sense to us.”
A legacy of continued learning