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Call for the Artists-in-Residence-Programme

Vienna, Austria, 2015

In cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available residencies in Vienna for the year 2015. The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to get familiar with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment, and to establish contact with Austrian creative artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. Activities on offer include visits to galleries, studios and museums, contacts to the literature and publishing sector, as well as access to Vienna's music life. Whenever possible, the residents will receive free tickets for art and book fairs, performances at the Tanzquartier, the international ImPuls Tanz dance festival and other events. Also, the possibility of participating actively in the Artists-in-Residence-go-to-School-Programme of KulturKontakt Austria is given (the programme includes reading events and workshops at Austrian schools).

This call is open to creative artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme. A basic working knowledge of German or English is required. Creative artists who have already participated in artists-in-residence-programmes organised by KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery or the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture are not eligible for participation.

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

  • Visual arts
  • Art photography
  • Video and media art
  • Design
  • Composition
  • Literature
  • Literature for children and young people
  • Literary translation
  • Art Educators
  • Curators.

Length of stay varies as a function of the artistic discipline:

  • Residency of 3 months for visual artists, art photographers, designers, composers, video and media artists
  • Residency of 1-2 months for writers and literary translators
  • Residency of 1 month for curators and art educators.

The grants are funded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery within the framework of its Artists-in-Residence-Programme. KulturKontakt Austria acts as an advisor and provides organisational support.

Submissions are to be sent as no later than 31 July 2014 to the following address: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Abteilung II/6, Concordiaplatz 2, 1010 Wien, Austria.

In case of questions, please send an e-mail to charlotte.sucher@bka.gv.at or call +43 (0)1 53120-6860.

The required application form is available on the website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at and on the website of KulturKontakt Austria at www.kulturkontakt.or.at