ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE STYRIA-ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE-Scholarship (St.A.i.R.) OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF STYRIA 2020 For foreign artists and art theorists in Graz
On behalf of the Regional Minister of Culture Mr. Christopher Drexler the Regional Government of Styria allocates scholarships for young people (maximum 40 years old) for the year 2020. These scholarships will be for international artists of all kinds as well as for art theorists. The scholarship requires the presence of the artists/theorists.
Entitled to participate are artists and art theorists who look for contacts with artists and creative scene in Graz, Styria. They are allowed a monthly payment of EUR 1,000 for subsistence.
A room with private bath plus a kitchen sharing is available at the outstanding baroque Priesterseminar in the very city centre. However, it is not possible to be accompanied by other people (family members, friends …) or pets. An appropriate level of courtesy, respect and communicativeness is therefore expected of the scholars.
The care and networking of the scholars take place through culture initiatives in Graz, who also arrange for a working space for the scholars. A presentation of selected works or an artist-talk is scheduled. The period of the scholarship depends on the extent of the artistic intention and the decision of the jury. The minimum stay is two month. The scholars have to pay for their travel costs and their material expenses. Furthermore they have to bear costs of all necessary insurances (health, liability and accident insurance) as well as for travel formalities. At the start of the scholarship, scholars must submit their policies for medical insurance, accident insurance and liability insurance valid for the duration of their stay abroad, otherwise scholars will not be accepted on the residency programme.
The application has to be available in printed form (max.20 pages), a short curriculum vitae, and statements of the desired duration of stay (minimum two month) and a description of the artistic/art theoretical working intention. Furthermore examples of former works should be provided, however no originals. It should be pointed out that the application has to arrive by post. If the illustration of artistic works implicitly need to be transmitted by electronic devices (film, video, performance) the following formats have to be used: Film mov, mp4 on DVD or on USB-Stick; Music mp3, mpeg on USB-Stick. Only complete applications are to be considered. Additional electronic devices will not be taken.
The dates of accession are to be assigned, whereby desired dates of the candidates will be considered whenever possible.
Applicants must fill in the hereinafter mentioned form.
Applications for a Styria- Artist-in-Residence-Scholarship have to be addressed to
with immediate effect until August 30, 2019 (date of postmark)
in fourfold drawing up and enclosed form to the Department 9 Culture, Europe and Foreign
Relations of the Regional Government of Styria, Landhausgasse 7, A-8010 Graz, password: “Styria–Artist-in-Residence” (St.A.i.R.)
Applicants will be notified in writing of the result of the jury’s decision.