ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE STYRIA-ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE-Scholarship (St.A.i.R.) OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF STYRIA 2024
For foreign artists and art theorists in Graz
On behalf of the Regional Minister of Culture Mr. Christopher Drexler the Regional Government of Styria allocates scholarships for young artists (maximum 40 years old) for the year 2023. These scholarships will be for international artists of all fields as well as for art theorists. There is no individual legal claim to be allocated a scholarship position. Entitled to participate are artists and art theorists who look for contacts with artists and the creative scene in Graz, Styria. They will receive a monthly payment of EUR 1.000,-- for subsistence. The scholarship requires the presence of the artists/theorists.
A room with private bath plus a shared kitchen is available at the outstanding baroque Priesterseminar in the very city centre. However, it is not possible to be accompanied by other people (family members, friends…) or pets. An appropriate level of courtesy, respect and communicativeness is therefore expected of the scholars. The care and networking of the scholars take place through cultural initiatives in Graz, who also arrange a working space for the scholars. A presentation of selected works or an artist-talk is scheduled. The period of the scholarship depends on the extent of the artistic intention and the decision of the jury. The minimum stay is two months. The scholars have to pay for their travel costs and their material expenses. Furthermore, they have to bear costs of all necessary insurances (health, liability and accident insurance) as well as for travel formalities. At the start of the scholarship, scholars must submit their policies for medical insurance, accident insurance and liability insurance valid for the duration of their stay abroad; otherwise, scholars will not be accepted on the residency programme.
The application has to be available in printed form (max. 20 pages), consisting of a short curriculum vitae, statements of the desired duration of stay (minimum two months), and a description of the artistic/art theoretical working plan. Furthermore, examples of former works should be provided; however, no originals. It is pointed out that the application has to arrive by post. If it is indispensable for the presentation of the artistic work, representative links (not more than 5) or USB sticks can be provided. Only complete applications will be submitted to the jury. The starting dates will be assigned, whereby the requests of the candidates will be considered whenever possible.
Due to possible COVID-19 restrictions, the Land Steiermark assumes no liability if scholarships cannot be started. Likewise, there is no entitlement to compensatory payments for the scholarship holder.
Submissions must be made by using the form below. Applications for a Styria- Artist-in-Residence-Scholarship have to be addressed to with immediate effect until August 7, 2023 (date of postmark) in fourfold drawing up and enclosed form
to the Department 9 Culture, Europe, Sports of the Regional Government of Styria, Landhausgasse 7A-8010 GrazAustria
password: „Styria–Artist-in-Residence“ (St.A.i.R.)
Applicants will be notified in writing of the result of the jury’s decision.