In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2019. Foreign artists can apply for this grant programme electronically via the www.artists-in-residence-austria.at platform. 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. In the field of cultural education, the stay is primarily designed to foster exchanges and networking and not the realisation of a project. 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 music life. Whenever possible, the residents will receive free tickets for art and book fairs, 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. Residencies in Salzburg are only available for artists from the fields of the visual arts, artistic photography and media art. 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 foreign artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme. A high level of proficiency in English or German is required in order to enable participants to engage in a creative dialogue in an international context. Participants are obliged to submit a final report about their stay.
The age limit for applicants is 40 years, i.e. the applicants’ date of birth has to be after December 31, 1978. If an application is submitted by a duo at least one of the artists has to be born after December 31, 1978, and the artistic career of both individuals must be presented. 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.
Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.