Due to worldwide travel restrictions the open call for residencies in Krems in 2021 will be postponed until further notice. Please check this page for updates or subscribe to the AIR-Newsletter to receive information on our open calls.


Grant prerequisites

Studio apartments and grants shall be awarded based on the premise that foreign artists are to be given the opportunity to work in Lower Austria and get to know different art and cultural institutions in this country. By bringing foreign artists in contact with the Austrian artist scene, AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich seeks to contribute to the internationalization of art in our country and to promote a process of interdisciplinary exchange in the arts. Since this international exchange takes place primarily on an institutionalized level, private applications can only be accepted as an exception.


The basic prerequisite for funding is a degree in a field of art (university level). If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career. In any case, the applicant must demonstrate regular artistic activity in the proposed areas of funding. Applicants can be artists from the areas of visual arts, music, sound art, literature, and architecture. Austrian artists and artists residing in Austria are not eligible to apply.


Participants will be determined by an advisory council for the given discipline. 

The application deadline for each upcoming year is May 30th (postmark).
We do not accept applications via e-mail.
Application material which has been submitted will not be returned.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A notification will be send unexceptionally at a positive conclusion of the selection process.
An 80% attendance at AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE is compulsory.


In general, the duration of residency is limited to one to three months. Studio and living quarters will be provided free of charge. In addition, the artist-in-residence will also receive a sum of 1.300,- Euros per month. 

In some cases AIR can facilitate the presentation of projects developed in Krems or previously planned artwork. Generally speaking, AIR events are realized in cooperation with a number of art institutions in Lower Austria and Vienna with the aim of establishing a permanent place for AIR projects in the annual programs of these institutions, thus integrating the grant recipients in the Austrian art and artist scene.


Applicants must submit the following documents:

1.Résumé in chart form, including artistic career and a list of previous grants (scholarships)

2. Statement of the applicant’s artistic objectives during the residency (maximum

character limit 6000, including spaces)

3. Visual Arts: At least 10 but not more than 20 photos or other representative visual material (no slides or Ektachrome) of current artistic work, plans, etc. [max. size European DIN A3 (297 x 420 mm)]

4. Not more than five exhibition catalogues or literary publications

5. Literature: At least 5 but not more than 10 text samples

6. Video, music, sound art: A digital storage medium (USB memory stick, CD, DVD) or links to media from YouTube and/or Vimeo with a maximum duration of 10 minutes

7. Completed and signed application form

8. Applications have to be presented as printouts and on a digital storage medium (USB memory stick, CD, DVD) in the order listed above with up to 10 images.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2019 (date of post stamp)

Post Adress:
AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich
Steiner Landstraße 3
3500 Krems an der Donau



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