Call for Applications for the Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2017


In co‐operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2017.

Submissions are to be sent as of now until no later than October 15, 2016 (date of postmark) to:

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Abteilung II/6 Concordiaplatz 2 1010 Wien The jury meetings will take place in early November. Applications which have not reached the jury by that date cannot be taken into consideration.

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.

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 working knowledge of German or English is required.

The age limit for applicants is 40 years, i.e. the applicants’ date of birth has to be after the 31 December 1976. If an application is submitted by a duo at least one of the artists
has to be under the age of 40.

Artists who have already participated in artist‐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. The artists in residence will be selected by sector‐specific expert juries. You are urgently requested to heed the sectorspecific information on the following pages!

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
– Cultural education ****
– 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.).

***Arts & Science & Technology. In this discipline applications are accepted from artists
who work in the context of arts and sciences (e.g. natural science) and/or technology.
 This concerns projects at the interface between art and science and technology which, as
a function of their quality and model character, are conducive to the development of
new innovative thematic fields in art and culture.

**** 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.

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

– Residency of 3 months for visual artists, art photographers, video & media artists,

– Residency of 1‐2 months for writers and literary translators

– Residency of 1 month for arts and cultural educators
The grants are funded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery within the framework of its
 Artist‐in‐Residence‐Programme. KulturKontakt Austria acts as an advisor and provides
organisational support.

What can be expected from the residency?

– Residencies are provided in Vienna (all disciplines) or Salzburg (only visual arts,
 photography, video and media arts).

– Accommodation subject to availability, either in an apartment at the Schloss
Laudon Parkdependance (14th district), a room in a flat in Vienna’s 3rd or 9th
district or an apartment at Salzburger Kunstverein in the City of Salzburg.

– The assignment of accommodation in Vienna is made by the residency provider. 
Unfortunately, individual preferences cannot be taken into account.

– Use of a community studio in Vienna’s 2nd district, at Schloss Laudon or at the 
Salzburger Kunstverein.

– Contribution to cost of living expenses of € 800 per month. In case of absence
exceeding 7 days, a pro‐rata share of cost‐of‐living expenses will be paid.

– One‐time contribution to art supplies of € 300 for visual artists and composers.

– The costs of translation for one sample text (no more than 10 pages at 1800 
characters each) from a foreign language into German for writers.

– Travel expenses as well as visa fees will not be paid nor refunded.
– Accident and health insurance will be provided; insurance cover excludes chronic
disease and dental work.

– For the duration of the stay and depending on the place of accommodation, 
residents are provided with a mobile internet connect stick including SIM‐card or
 WLAN for the duration of their residency. Notebooks will not be provided.

– For the duration of the stay, a cell‐phone with a one‐time prepaid credit in the
amount of € 40 will be made available to the residents.

– Residents will also receive monthly passes for public transport in Vienna or 
Salzburg for the duration of their stay.

– Regular cleaning service for the living quarters and change of bed‐linen and towels
 will be provided weekly or monthly, according to the place.

– A presentation of works may be arranged towards the end of the residency
 (subject to confirmation).

– No financial support can be provided for the production of catalogues, translations,
book releases and performances.

– Residents may not bring other people (family members, friends, acquaintances,
etc.) or pets to the residency. Only residents may spend the night at the

– Neither the community studios nor the apartments are equipped for the needs of

– Compliance with the house rules of the residency is of the utmost importance.

Sector­specific application requirements: Visual arts, photography, video and media art, arts & science & technology

The grant is designed for individuals who have completed their artist training and/or have been working as freelance 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.

In the discipline of Arts & Science & Technology applications are accepted from artists who work in the context of arts and sciences (e.g. natural science) and/or technology. This concerns projects at the interface between art and science which, as a function of their quality and model character, are conducive to the development of new innovative thematic fields in art and culture.

Applications may involve projects which, for instance:

– Combine artistic or cultural issues with approaches, perspectives and strategies from fields of science,

– Approach phenomena from an artistic and a scientific perspective and focus on the interfaces between these perspectives,

– Create new momentum for innovative developments at the interface between art and science and technology.

The application portfolio has to be submitted before the deadline in five copies (only copy able documents, no originals), each application portfolio in its own labelled envelope.

Application documents will not be returned

It is not possible to submit applications per email.

An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents according to the following order:

1.  a completely filled‐in and signed 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 1page) 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 abroad,

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!).