Literature, literature for children and young people, literary translation

The grant is addressed to writers with at least two published works, as well as to literary translators who have completed their training and have published at least two literary translations (students are not eligible). Translators are only eligible if they translate Austrian literature into a foreign language.

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, including a detailed list of publications or translations,
  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 letter of recommendation (e.g. from a publisher, an editor, an author, a university institution 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. a representative selection of texts or translation samples (10 pages max., sorted, clearly legible photocopies). The texts need to be submitted in German or English translation (do not send courtesy copies of publications!).

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