Visual arts, photography, video and media art

The grant is designed for individuals who have completed their artist training and/or have been working as free-lance artists for at least five years. Whereas students are not eligible for application, post-graduate students are welcome.

For organisational reasons, the programme can neither accept applications from the film sector (shorts, feature film, documentary, avant-garde or experimental film, etc.) nor from performing arts.

The following application documents need to be submitted electronically via the "artists in residence"-online platform within the respective deadline. Applications by post or email cannot be considered.

An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents:

  1. a completely filled-in application form,
  2. portrait photograph (standard quality, e.g. passport picture),
  3. CV and/or artist resume, (if two artists apply both must document their artistic career),
  4. a motivation letter (no more than 1 page) specifying current artistic interests and projects,
  5. a description of the project planned for the stay in Austria; projects with some reference to Austria will be appreciated (1 page max.),
  6. one (1) letter of recommendation (e.g. from a university institution, an art college, a gallery or other institution related to art and culture etc.),
  7. information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships in Austria within the last 5 years,
  8. documentation of previous artistic work (portfolio), meaning a representative cross section of no more than 10 pages (no catalogues, no photo books, no posters, no originals!); in case of video and media artists: no more than 1 DVD with a max. presentation time of 10 min.

Applications can be submitted as of now until no later than September 25, 2017, 24.00, upon registration at Artists in Residence-Website. The electronic timestamp will be used to determine whether the submission was within the deadline (Central European Summer Time – CEST).

Jury meetings will be held at the end of October. The jury shall only consider complete applications.

Applicants will be informed in writing of the receipt of their submission and of the result of the jury meeting. Reasons given by the jury will not be communicated.

Please address queries to
Charlotte Sucher

Telephone queries under 0043 1 531 15-20 68 60
Kunst und Kultur
Artists in Residence