Austria | Artist-in-Residence programme 2018

In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the Artist-in-Residence programme for the year 2018.

The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to artists aged under 40 to familiarise themselves with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. In the field of cultural education, the stay is primarily designed to foster exchanges and networking and not the realisation of a project.

Applications can be submitted for only one of the following disciplines:

  • Visual arts *
  • Art photography
  • Video and media art **
  • Composition
  • Literature
  • Literature for children and young people
  • Literary translation
  • Cultural education ***

* Applications from the sector of performing arts will not be accepted.
**For organisational reasons, the programme cannot accept applications from the film sector (shorts, feature film, documentary, avant-garde or experimental film, etc.).
*** Cultural education. For an application in this sector please consider that cultural educators within the meaning of this call are responsible for the pedagogic part of an exhibition, concert, theater etc. and in charge for the communication between the audience and the artists or the art. Cultural education can take place in a variety of settings, including arts education in formal and non formal educational institutions and educational programs in cultural institutions.

During their stay, the artists in residence will be made familiar with the art scene and cultural environment. Activities on offer include visits at galleries, studios and museums, contacts to the literature and publishing sector, as well as access to Vienna’s or Salzburg’s music life. Whenever possible, the residents will receive free tickets for art and book fairs, performances at the Tanzquartier Wien, the international ImPuls Tanz dance festival and other events. During their stay in Salzburg, the artists in residence will be taken care of by Kunstverein Salzburg.

There is the possibility of participating actively in the Artists-in-Residence-go-to-School-Programme of KulturKontakt Austria (the programme includes workshops at Austrian schools).

This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme.

A high level of proficiency in English or German is required in order to enable participants to engage in a creative dialogue in an international context.

Participants are obliged to submit a final report about their stay.

The age limit for applicants is 40 years, i.e. the applicants’ date of birth has to be after the 31 December 1977. If an application is submitted by a duo at least one of the artists has to be under the age of 40.

Application deadline: September 18, 2017

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