Call for Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2016

In cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery is offering 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2016.

The residency offers the opportunity to engage with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to get in touch with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. Activities include visits to 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 to art and book fairs, performances at the Tanzquartier Wien, the international ImPuls Tanz dance festival in Vienna, and other events. During the stay in Salzburg, artists in residence will be taken care of by the Kunstverein Salzburg.

Participants will also receive the possibility to be a part of the Artists-in-Residence-go-to-School-Programme of KulturKontakt Austria (including workshops at Austrian schools).

This call is open to artists who have completed their studies and live outside of Austria. 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 December 31, 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.

Application deadlines are August 31, 2015 / September 15, 2015 (deadline depending on the art discipline).

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 *** 

* For organisational reasons, the programme cannot accept applications from the film sector (shorts, feature film, documentary, avant-garde or experimental film, etc.).

** Interdisciplinary arts. This sector is open to artists who work in an interdisciplinary manner involving two or more artistic disciplines or a combination of art and a scientific discipline (e.g. natural science). 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 thematic fields in art and culture.

*** Arts and cultural education. For an application in this sector please consider that arts and cultural educators are responsible for the pedagogic part of an exhibition, concert, theater etc. and in charge for the communication between the audience and the artists or the art. Arts and cultural education can take place in a variety of settings, including arts education in formal and non formal educational institutions and educational programmes in cultural institutions.

For detailed information on how to apply, please refer to:

KulturKontakt Austria |
Federal Chancellery of Austria – Arts and Culture Division |