The Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) participants of the KulturKontakt Austria programme

The 2016 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 as well as complete one project during the stay.

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.

There is the possibility of participating actively in the Artists-in-Residence-go-to-School-Programme of KulturKontakt Austria that includes lectures and seminars at Austrian schools.

This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. The age limit for applicants is 40 years and a basic working knowledge of either German or English is required.

Applications can be submitted 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
  • Arts and cultural education

In addition to accommodation, participants will receive a contribution to cost of living expenses of €800 per month, health insurance, mobile Internet and a cell-phone with a prepaid credit in the amount of €40, as well as monthly passes for public transport in Vienna or Salzburg for the duration of their stay.

Application deadline: 15 September 2015


More details on KulturKontakt Austria website: www.kulturkontakt.or.at

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