Vienna Artists-in-Residence Programme

Deadline: 31 May 2013
Open to: artists, writers, composers, curators and art educators whose place of residence is outside of Austria.
Fellowship: living accommodations in Vienna, studio space, monthly allowance of EUR 800, EUR 300 for material costs in the fields of fine arts, artistic photography, design, video and media art and composition, prepaid mobile phones and Internet access, free tickets to art fairs & performances in Vienna.


It is impossible to imagine the arts scene today without Artists in Residence programmes. Engaging in exchange with other artists and experiencing new cultures can enrich artists’ creativity and significantly influence their work on artistic projects.

Up to now, both the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture and KulturKontakt Austria have successfully implemented Artists in Residence programmes, which, in recent years, have become an important factor in the strengthening of international networks between artists and the Austrian art scene. In order to promote the visibility and public awareness of these programmes, they are now being amalgamated and newly structured.

After a transition phase, in which the programmes will be continued in the established manner while being provided with new organisational features, the grants for the new, jointly implemented Artists in Residence programme will be advertised as of 2014. From then on, a total of 50 residencies in the fields of fine arts, artistic photography, design, video and media art, composition, literature and literary translation, contemporary dance and choreography will be available. In addition, residencies for cultural educators and curators have been created. The residencies in the field of dance and choreography are distinguished by a special feature: the grants are offered in cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien. The residencies vary in length from one to three months, depending on the art field; the selection of the grant winners is made by several juries consisting of renowned experts from the respective fields.

The chosen Artists in Residence can expect an ideal setting in which to work intensively on artistic projects. They are provided with living accommodations either in an annex of Schloss Laudon, a baroque palace surrounded by a park in Vienna’s 14th district, or in more central apartments located in Vienna’s 3rd and 9th districts. Two communal studios are also available for the artists’ use. Besides a monthly allowance of EUR 800 for living expenses and a subsidy of EUR 300 for material costs in the fields of fine arts, artistic photography, design, video and media art and composition, Artists in Residence are also provided with prepaid mobile phones and Internet access. At the end of their residency, they are given an opportunity to present their works in an exhibition.

In addition to working on their own art projects, networking with the Austrian arts scene is an integral part of each Artist in Residence’s sojourn in Vienna. For this reason, the programme also offers visits to galleries, ateliers, museums etc. and provides contacts to the scenes of literature and publishing and access to musical life in Vienna. As often as possible, the Artists in Residence are given free tickets to art fairs, book fairs, performances at Tanzquartier Wien, the “ImPulsTanz” international dance festival and other events. Also, if they wish to do so, all Artists in Residence have the possibility of participating actively in KulturKontakt Austria’s “Artists in Residence Go To School” programme by holding readings or leading workshops for pupils at schools in Austria.


This call is open to artists, writers, composers, curators and art educators whose place of residence is outside of Austria. In addition, art educators and curators are also invited to apply.

The residencies are available for the following disciplines:

  • Visual arts
  • Art photography
  • Video andmedia art
  • Design
  • Composition
  • Literature and literary translation
  • Contemporary dance and choreography

A (basic) command of the German and/or English language is necessary. For the visual arts, art photography, design, video and media arts the age limit is 35 years. For literature, literary translation, composition, contemporary dance and choreography, art education and curators the age limit is 40 years.


Applications for 2014 must be submitted by 31 May 2013. Each discipline has it’s own required documents to be submitted, so please carefully review the information on the call for applications HERE and the application form HERE.

Applications must be sent to the following address:
Bundesministerium fürUnterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Abteilung V/6
Concordiaplatz 2

In case of questions please contact: or call the organizers at 0043‐1‐53120‐6860. For more information see the official website HERE.

8 thoughts on “Vienna Artists-in-Residence Programme

    1. Dear Kalida,

      The eligibility requirements is for applicants to be from outside of Austria, so yes African countries are eligible.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Ana,

      Please note that Mladiinfo is only sharing the information, thus it's best that you direct this concern to the responsible contact person either available in the post, either at the official webpage.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  1. To whom it may concern,
    Is there any way to submit the application online. Because I am not sure that my application will get directly to the address by 31 May. Or it should be sent by the deadline.
    Thank you in advance.

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