KulturKontakt Austria Artists in Residence Program 2017

határidődeadline: 2016. október 15.

Call for Applications

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

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 residenc 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.

Applications can be submitted for only one of the following disciplines:

Visual arts
Art photography
Video and media art
Arts & Science & Technology
Literature for children and young people

Length of stay varies 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

The artists in residence will be selected by sector-specific expert juries.

What can be expected from the residency?

Residencies are provided in Vienna or Salzburg.

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

Accident and health insurance; 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.

In principle, a presentation of works may be arranged towards the end of the residency.

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 accommodation.

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

Travel expenses will not be paid nor refunded.

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 free‐lance 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 copyable 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:
a completely filled‐in and signed application form,
portrait photograph (standard quality, e.g. passport picture),
CV and/or artist resume, (if two artists apply both must document their artistic career),
a motivation letter (no more than 1page) specifying current artistic interests and projects,
a description of the project planned for the stay in Austria; projects with some reference to Austria will be appreciated (1 page max.),
one letter of recommendation (e.g. from a university institution, an art college, a gallery or other institution related to art and culture etc.),
information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships abroad,
documentation of previous artistic work (portfolio), meaning a representative cross section of no more than 10 pages (no catalogues, no photo books, no posters,
no originals!); in case of video and media artists: no more than 1 DVD with a max. presentation time of 10 min.
Submissions are to be sent as of now until no later than October15, 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 submission must be clearly marked with “Artist in Residence Visual arts”!

It is not possible to submit applications per email.
In case of questions please send an email to:
Telephone enquiries at 0043 (0)1 53115 ‐ 206860

The juries will only consider complete applications (documents relating to items 1 to 8 in the order specified). The applicants will be informed in writing about the receipt of their application and the result of the jury session. Jury statements will not be disclosed.
Application documents will not be returned!

The required application form is available on the website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at and on the website of KulturKontakt Austria at www.kulturkontakt.or.at.