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15 Oct 2016

Austria | artist residencies in Vienna and Salzburg


In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) each year. The call is open for 2017 residencies in a wide range of artistic disciplines.

The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself 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. 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 working knowledge of German or English is required. The age limit for applicants is 40 years.

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

  • Visual arts

  • Art photography

  • Video and media art

  • Arts & Science & Technology

  • Composition

  • Literature

  • Literature for children and young people

  • Literary translation

  • Arts and cultural education

Length of stay varies according to the artistic discipline:

  • Residency of 3 months for visual artists, art photographers, interdisciplinary artists, composers, video and media artists

  • Residency of 1-2 months for writers and literary translators

  • Residency of 1 month for arts and cultural educators

Please check all the application details, what is provided as part of the residency (note: international travel to Austria is not covered) and download the CALL AIR 2017 from the website

It is NOT POSSIBLE to submit applications by email.

Applications with required documentation must be sent by post!

Deadline for submission (latest postmark date): October 15 2016