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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 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.

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"Lower Austria Contemporary" sees itself as an open platform for independent art institutions in Lower Austria and shows that there is also scope for contemporary art outside the metropolises.
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