The KulturKontakt invites applications for Artists in Residence (AIR) Programme from artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. 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. 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). The artists in residence will be selected by sector-specific expert juries.
Study Subject(s): 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.
Course Level: It is a 1-2-3 month residency program in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg).
Scholarship Provider: Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt, Austria
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria (Vienna and Salzburg)
Eligibility: 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 basic 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 1975. 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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: This program is available for international students.
Scholarship Description: In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2016. 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-Program of KulturKontakt Austria (the program includes workshops at Austrian schools).
Number of award(s): Up to 50 residencies available in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2016.
Duration of award(s): The duration of the artist’s stay will vary as a function of the artistic discipline:
-Residency of 3 months for visual artists, art photographers, interdisciplinary artists, composers, video and media artists.
-Residency of 1-2 months for writers and literary translators.
-Residency of 1 month for arts and cultural educators.
What does it cover? The Artists in Residence Program include:
-Residencies are provided in Vienna or Salzburg
-Accommodation subject to availability, either in an apartment or flat.
-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.
-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.
-Use of a community studio in Vienna’s 2nd district, at Schloss Laudon or at the Salzburger Kun.
-Monthly allowance totaling to € 800 per month.
-One-time contribution to art supplies of € 300 for visual artists and composers.
-Accident and health insurance, insurance does not cover chronic disease and dental work.
-A cell phone with a one-time prepaid credit in the amount of € 40 will be made available to successful applicant (for the duration of the stay).
-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.
-Residents may not bring other people (family members, friends, acquaintances, etc.) or pets to the residency. Only residents may spend the night at the accommodation.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications can be submitted via post for only one of the following disciplines: Visual arts; Art photography; Video and media art; Interdisciplinary arts; Composition; Literature; Literature for children and young people; Literary translation and Arts and cultural education.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline for arts and cultural education and composition disciplines is 31 August 2015 and for literature, literature for children and young people, literary translation, visual arts, photography, video and media arts, interdisciplinary arts disciplines is 15 September 2015.