Introduction

Austria is appreciated worldwide for its cultural treasures of the past and present. These are reflected in grandiose architectural monuments, multifaceted musical styles, literary masterpieces, successful theater and film projects and, of course, in the fine arts., Austrian art and culture and art and culture from other European countries  have been constantly influencing each other leading to a close relatedness.

The Federal Chancellery (BKA)

In the field of art and culture the BKA is responsible for grants and scholarships provided by the federal government, as well as for the care and preservation of the cultural heritage (libraries, federal museums, monument protection, cultural promotion) and the federal theaters.
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Culture in the federal states

The nine Austrian federal states play an important role in the cultural field. On the one hand they create the legal and social framework for cultural events. On the other hand the states often actively organize and manage such events or they support private projects by awarding grants and scholarships.

Cultural events, organizers, institutions and players in the individual federal states as well as regional promotion programs and much more can be found on the following webpages:

Federal State of Vienna (Link)

Federal State of Vorarlberg (Link)

Federal State of Tyrol (Link)

Federal State of Styria (Link)

Federal State of Salzburg (Link)

Federal State of Upper Austria (Link)

Federal State of Lower Austria (Link)

Federal State of Carinthia (Link)

Federal State of Burgenland (Link)

International Artists in Austria

Artist Mobility Guide

In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Austrian UNESCO Commission, and the interest representations for the arts, the Federal Chancellery has compiled a guide that summarises all regulations and issues relevant for artistic work. It is designed to provide information for creative artists coming to Austria, as well as for organisers of cultural events who extend invitations to Austria, and support them in realising their artistic projects.

The guide covers the following subjects:

  • Entry and stay for a duration of up to 6 months,
  • Residence of more than six months,
  • Employment

The guide is available online. (Link)

Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by the Federal Chancellery (Vienna and Salzburg)

In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2018.

The 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. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. In the field of cultural education, the stay is primarily designed to foster exchanges and networking and not the realisation of a project.

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Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by Q21 (Vienna)

In the framework of its artist-in-residence program, the Q21 annually invites about 40 international artists to the MuseumQuartier in Vienna for a period of 2 months with the objective of promoting international cultural exchange.
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Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by the Belvedere Museum (Vienna)

Within the AIR-Program of the Belvedere Vienna artists from all around the world were invited to the capital city to develop and present their works, while getting to know the Austrian art scene. Starting in 2018, the Artist in Residence programme will be redesigned and pursued along new lines.
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Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by studio das weisse haus (Vienna)

Since spring 2013, “studio das weisse haus” offers residencies for young international artists who work and / or have academic experience in the fields of fine arts, photography or media arts. The aim is to connect the elected artists to the Viennese art scene and provide them with an insight into the local institutional environment.
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Artists in Residence Program>me sponsored by BLOCKFREI (Vienna)

The independent cultural organisation “blockfrei” offers AIR-programs like the Curators’ Agenda which offers help to talented curators who want to get involved with the Viennese culture scene and deepen their knowledge.
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Scholarship “Grazer StadtschreiberIn” (City of Graz)

The city of Graz awards the “Writer of the City of Graz” scholarship each year. It includes the provision of an apartment for free in the Cerrini-Schloessl on the Schlossberg, from September of the year of awarding until August 31st of the following year, and a monthly allowance of EURO € 1,100,- .The Kulturvermittlung Steiermark will supervise the guest in consultation with the City of Graz-Department for Cultural Affairs.
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Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by the federal state of Lower Austria (Krems)

In order to promote international exchange of artists, the federal state of Lower Austria has initiated an artist-in-residence program. Scholarships which include accommodation in a studio apartment in Krems are being awarded to artists in the field of visual arts, literature, architecture and music.
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Fellowship Program for Art and Theory Büchsenhausen(Innsbruck)

The Fellowship Program for Art and Theory has taken place in Büchsenhausen since spring 2003. The program aims to provide a platform for artists and theorists to have international art and societal discourses in relation to local topics and issues. At the same time, it offers an artistic laboratory of experimentation, where new practices and strategies may be tried out.
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Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz)

The atelier house Salzamt is managed by the city of Linz giving four international artists the chance to work and live in an inspiring environment up to six months.
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Artists in Residence Programme sponsored by the City of Salzburg (Salzburg)

In order to promote intercultural exchange the city of Salzburg launched an AIR-program in 1986 and since then it has been supporting international artists by providing the opportunity to live and work in Salzburg for 1 to 2 months.
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Art Magazines

A large number of journals provide information on art and art events in Austria:

Culture

Mottingers Meinung (Link)

artmagazine (Link)

Parnass Kunstmagazin (Link)

neuesmuseum (Link)

Parabol Art Magazine (Link)

Portrait (Link)

Spike Art Quaterly (Link)

Springerin (Link)

Falter – Wiener Wochenzeitschrift mit Eventkalender (Link)

Film & Fotography

Camera Austria (Link)

EIKON (Link)

Fotogeschichte (Link)

ray Filmmagazin (Link)

Music

Musikzeit (Link)

Österreichische Musik Zeitschrift (Link)

The Gap (Link)

Architecture

aktuell (Link)

Literature

Flugschrift (Link)

Lichtungen (Link)

Literarisches Österreich (Link)

Die Rampe (Link)

Kolik 73 Zeitschrift für Literatur (Link)

Literatur und Kritik (Link)

manuskripte (Link)

Zaunkönig (Link)

Wespennest (Link)