Call for Applications for the Artist in Residence Programme

2017

In co‐operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2017.The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrianart scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residentsare expected to complete a project during their stay.During their stay, the artists in residence will be made familiar with the art scene andcultural environment. Activities on offer include visits at galleries, studios and museums,contacts to the literature and publishing sector, as well as access to Vienna’ orSalzburg’ music life. Whenever possible, the residents will receive free tickets for artand book fairs, performances at the Tanzquartier Wien, the international ImPuls Tanzdance festival and other events.During their stay in Salzburg, the artists in residence will be taken care of byKunstverein Salzburg.There is the possibility of participating actively in the Artists‐in‐Residence‐go‐to‐School‐Programme of KulturKontakt Austria (the programme includes workshops at Austrianschools).This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria andwho have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme.A 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 afterhe 31 December 1976. If an application is submitted by a duo at least one of the artistshas to be under the age of 40.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.the artists in residence will be selected by sector‐specific expert juries.

You are urgently requested to heed the sectorspecificinformation on the

Applications can be submitted for only one of the following disciplines:

 Visual arts *

 Art photography

 Video and media art **

 Arts & Science& Technology ***

 Composition

 Literature

 Literature for children and young people

 Literary translation

 Cultural education ****

* Applications from the sector of performing arts will not be accepted.**For organisational reasons, the programme cannot accept applications from the film sector (shorts, feature film, documentary, avant‐garde or experimental film, etc.).***Arts & Science & Technology. In this discipline applications are accepted from artists who work in the context of arts and sciences (e.g. natural science) and/or technology. This concerns projects at the interface between art and science and technology which, as a function of their quality and model character, are conducive to the development of new innovative thematic fields in art and culture.**** Cultural education. For an application in this sector please consider that cultural educators within the meaning of this call 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. Cultural education can take place in a variety of settings, including arts education in formal and non formal educational institutions and educational programs in cultural institutions.

Length of stay varies as a function of the artistic discipline:

 Residency of 3 months for visual artists, art photographers, video & media artists, arts & science & technology, composers Residency of 1‐2 months for writers and literary   translators Residency of 1 month for arts and cultural educators

The grants are funded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery within the framework of ist Artist‐in‐Residence‐Programme. KulturKontakt Austria acts as an advisor and provides organisational Support.

What can be expected from the residency?

 Residencies are provided in Vienna (all disciplines) or Salzburg (only visual arts, photography, video and media arts). Accommodation subject to availability, either in an apartment at the Schloss Laudon Parkdependance (14th district), a room in a flat in Vienna’s 3rd or 9th district or an apartment at Salzburger Kunstverein in the City of Salzburg.The assignment of accommodation in Vienna is made by the residency provider. Unfortunately, individual preferences cannot be taken into account. Use of a community studio in Vienna’s 2nd district, at Schloss Laudon or at the Salzburger Kunstverein. Contribution to cost of living expenses of € 800 per month. In case of absence exceeding 7 days, a pro‐rata share of cost‐of‐living expenses will be paid. One‐time contribution to art supplies of €300 for visual artists and composers. The costs of translation for one sample text (no more than 10 pages at 1800 characters each) from a foreign language into German for writers.  Travel expenses as well as visa fees will not be paid nor refunded. Accident and health insurance will be provided; insurance cover excludes chronic disease and dental work. For the duration of the stay and depending on the place of accommodation, residents are provided with a mobile internet connect stick including SIM‐card or WLAN for the duration of their residency. Notebooks will not be provided  For the duration of the stay, a cell‐phone with a one‐time prepaid credit in the amount of €40 will be made available to the residents. Residents will also receive monthly passes for public transport in Vienna or Salzburg for the duration of their stay. Regular cleaning service for the living quarters and change of bed‐linen and towels will be provided weekly or monthly, according to the place. A presentation of works may be arranged towards the end of the residency (subject to confirmation). No financial support can be provided for the production of catalogues, translations, book releases and performances. Residents may not bring other people (family members, friends, acquaintances,etc.) or pets to the residency. Only residents may spend the night at the accommodation. Neither the community studios nor the apartments are equipped for the needs of disabled. Compliance with the house rules of the residency is of the utmost importance.

Sectorspecific application requirements

Visual arts, photography, video and media art, arts & science & Technology The grant is designed for individuals who have completed their artist training and/or have been working as free‐lance artists for at least five years. Whereas students are not eligible for application, post‐graduate students are welcome. For organisational reasons, the programme can neither accept applications from the film sector (shorts, feature film, documentary, avant‐garde or experimental film, etc.) nor from performing arts.

In the discipline of Arts & Science & Technology applications are accepted from artists who work in the context of arts and sciences (e.g. natural science) and/or technology. 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 innovative thematic fields in art and culture.

Applications may involve projects which, for instance Combine artistic or cultural issues with approaches, perspectives and strategies from fields of science, Approach phenomena from an artistic and a scientific perspective and focus on the interfaces between these perspectives, Create new momentum for innovative developments at the interface between art and science and technology. The application portfolio has to be submitted before the deadline in five copies (only copy able documents, no originals), each application portfolio in its own labelled envelope. Application documents will not be returned! It is not possible to submit applications per email. An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents according to the following order:

1. a completely filled‐in and signed application form,

2. portrait photograph (standard quality, e.g. passport picture),

3. CV and/or artist resume, (if two artists apply both must document their artistic career),

4. a motivation letter (no more than 1page) specifying current artistic interests and Projects,

5. a description of the project planned for the stay in Austria; projects with some reference to Austria will be appreciated (1 page max.),

6. one letter of recommendation (e.g. from a university institution, an art college, a gallery or other institution related to art and culture etc.),

7. information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships abroad,

8. documentation of previous artistic work (portfolio), meaning a representative cross section of no more than 10 pages (no catalogues, no photo books, no posters, no originals!); in case of video and media artists: no more than 1 DVD with a max. presentation time of 10 min.

Submissions are to be sent as of now until no later than October 15, 2016 (date of postmark) to

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich

Abteilung II/6

Concordiaplatz 2

1010 Wien

The jury meetings will take place in early November Applications which have not reached the jury by that date cannot be taken into consideration.

The submission must be clearly marked with “ArtistinResidence Visual arts”!

It is not possible to submit applications per email.In case of questions please send an email to: charlotte.sucher@bka.gv.at

Telephone enquiries at 0043 (0)1 53115 ‐ 206860

The juries will only consider complete applications (documents relating to items 1 to 8 in the order specified). The applicants will be informed in writing about the receipt of their application and the result of the jury session. Jury statements will not be disclosed.

Application documents will not be returned!

The required application form is available on the website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at and on the website of KulturKontakt Austria at www.kulturkontakt.or.at

Literature, literature for children and young people, literary translation

The grant is addressed to writers with at least two published works, as well as to literary translators who have completed their training and have published at least two literary translations (students are not eligible). Translators are only eligible if they translate Austrian literature into a foreign language.The application portfolio has to be submitted before the deadline in five copies (only copy able documents, no originals), each application portfolio in its own labelled envelope. Application documents will not be returned!It is not possible to submit applications per email. An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents according to the following order:

1. a completely filled‐in and signed application form,

2. portrait photograph (standard quality, e.g. passport picture),

3. CV and/or artist resume, including a detailed list of publications or translations,

4. a motivation letter (no more than 1 page) specifying current artistic interests and projects,

5. a description of the project planned for the stay in Austria; projects with some reference to Austria will be appreciated (1 page max.),

6. one letter of recommendation (e.g. from a publisher, an editor, an author, a university institution or other institution related to art and culture etc.),

7. information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships abroad,

8. a representative selection of texts or translation samples (10 pages max., sorted, clearly legible photocopies). The texts need to be submitted in German or English translation (do not send courtesy copies of publications!).

Submissions are to be sent as of now until no later than October 15, 2016 (date of postmark) to

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich

Abteilung II/6

Concordiaplatz 2

1010 Wien

The jury meetings will take place in early November. Applications which have not reached the jury by that date cannot be taken into consideration

The submission must be clearly marked with “ArtistinResidence Literature”!

It is not possible to submit applications per email.In case of questions please send an email to: charlotte.sucher@bka.gv.at Telephone enquiries at 0043 (0)1 53115 ‐206860 The juries will only consider complete applications (documents relating to items 1 to 8 in the order specified). The applicants will be informed in writing about the receipt of their application and the result of the jury session. Jury statements will not be disclosed.

Application documents will not be returned!

The required application form is available on the website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at and on the website of KulturKontakt Austriaat www.kulturkontakt.or.at

Composition

The grant is addressed to composers who have completed their training and/or have been working as composers for at least five years. Whereas students are not eligible for application, post‐graduate students are welcome. In case they are accepted, applicants need to be ready to compose a piece for an Austrian ensemble. A performance during the residency cannot be guaranteed.Musical instruments and electronic equipment cannot be provided. If notified to the organisers well in advance, a recording studio may be made available for several hours. The organizers ask applicants for their understanding that musical exercises above room volume are only possible in the community studio of Schloss Laudon. Instruments taken along must be announced ahead of the residency.The application portfolio has to be submitted before the deadline in five copies (only copy able documents, no originals), each application portfolio in its own labelled envelope. Application documents will not be returned! It is not possible to submit applications per email. An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents according to the following order:

1. a completely filled‐in and signed application form,

2. portrait photograph (standard quality, e.g. passport picture),

3. CV including a detailed list of works and performances,

4. a motivation letter (no more than 1 page) specifying current artistic interests and projects,

5. a description of the project planned for the stay in Austria; the project needs to include some reference to Austria (1 page max.),

6. one letter of recommendation (e.g. from a university institution, a music college, an orchestra, a music ensemble, institution related to art and culture, a concert organiser, etc. ),

7. information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships abroad,

8. documentation of previous work as a composer (max. 2 exemplary scores, optionally one CD of a performance of one of these compositions; in case of electroacoustic works please submit the score usually used in this medium; graphic scores are admissible).

Submissions are to be sent as of now until no later than September 30, 2016 (date of postmark) to

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich

Abteilung II/6

Concordiaplatz 2

1010 Wien

The jury meetings will take place by mid‐October. Applications which have not reached the jury by that date cannot be taken into consideration. The submission must be clearly marked with “ArtistinResidence Composition”! It is not possible to submit applications per email. In case of questions please send an email to: charlotte.sucher@bka.gv.at Telephone enquiries at 0043 (0)1 53115 ‐206860 The juries will only consider complete applications (documents relating to items 1 to 8 in the order specified). The applicants will be informed in writing about the receipt of their application and the result of the jury session. Jury statements will not be disclosed. Application documents will not be returned! The required application form is available on the website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at and on the website of KulturKontakt Austria at www.kulturkontakt.or.at

Cultural education

For an application in this sector please consider that cultural educators within the meaning of this call are responsible for the pedagogic part of an exhibition, concert, theatre etc. and in charge for the communication between the audience and the artists or the art. 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. Applicants need to establish proof of previous experience and/or work of several years in this sector. The application portfolio has to be submitted before the deadline in five copies (only copy able documents, no originals), each application portfolio in its own labelled envelope. Application documents will not be returned! It is not possible to submit applications per email. An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents according to the following order:

1. a completely filled‐in and signed application form,

2. portrait photograph (standard quality, e.g. passport picture),

3. CV or description of professional career as a cultural educator,

4. a motivation letter specifying current artistic interests and projects as a cultural educator (no more than 1 page),

5. a description of the expectations as to the benefit of the residence period regarding contacts and networking as well as future projects (not more than 1 page)

6. one letter of recommendation (e.g. from an institution related to art and culture, a festival, an art trade fair, an educational institution, etc.),

7. information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships abroad,

8. detailed documentation of completed or ongoing projects, meaning a description of the educational activity of no more than 10 pages (no catalogues, no photo books, no originals!), no CDs or DVDs.

Submissions are to be sent as of now until no later than September 30, 2016 (date of postmark) to

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich

Abteilung II/6

Concordiaplatz 2

1010 Wien

The jury meetings will take place by mid‐October. Applications which have not reached the jury by that date cannot be taken into consideration. The submission must be clearly marked with “ArtistinResidence– Cultural education”! It is not possible to submit applications per email. In case of questions please send an email to: charlotte.sucher@bka.gv.at Telephone enquiries at 0043 (0)1 53115‐206860 The juries will only consider complete applications (documents relating to items 1 to 8 in the order specified). The applicants will be informed in writing about the receipt of their application and the result of the jury session. Jury statements will not be disclosed. Application documents will not be returned! The required application form is available on the website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery at www.kunstkultur.bka.gv.at and on the website of KulturKontakt Austria at www.kulturkontakt.or.at

 

 

 

 

 


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | ACFNY TRANSLATION PRIZE 2017

New York, May 18, 2016 - The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to announce its call for the 2017 ACFNY Translation Prize. Honoring outstanding translations of contemporary Austrian literature, the prize of 5.000 USD is awarded every two years. This year's call was launched yesterday at an expert panel addressing how literature in translation can - and should - impact current American publishing. The ACFNY now invites qualified translators into English to submit proposals by 10 October 2016.

THE PRIZE - TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Prize of 5.000 USD will be awarded for outstanding translations of contemporary Austrian literature (both poetry and prose). Selected texts from a living author have to be published in the original German after 1945. A sample translation (10 pages/ approx. 4000 words of both the English translation and the original) must be submitted no later than 10 October 2016.

The successful candidate will be informed by the end of 2016 after which date she/he will be invited to work on a full translation by mid-2017.

Applicants need to demonstrate a credible effort towards a successful publication of their complete work in English by the end of 2017. A formal award ceremony at the ACFNY's New York City landmark building will take place in 2017.

Applications including a cover letter, bio, records illustrating the translator's previous work as well as the proposed sample texts should be submitted to translation@acfny.org by 10 October 2016.

THE JURY
A bi-national US-Austrian jury of eminent publishers, scholars, and authors will select a winner from among qualified applications. Jury members from the US include Fatima Naqvi, Tess Lewis, and Michael Z. Wise. Austrian jury members are Daniela Strigl, Rüdiger Wischenbart, and Christian J. Ebner (on behalf of the ACFNY).

For more information, please visit: www.acfny.org/about/translation


European Funding Guide

European Funding Guide is a non-profit organisation based in Germany called ItS Initiative für transparente Studienförderung (Initiative for transparency in student finance). The main objective of the initiative is to bring transparency in the EU funding landscape and to ensure that study support is being accessible for everyone. They started their mission in Germany with the platform www.myStipendium.de showing through a matching algorithm all pupils and students in Germany which support options match their profile.

Because of the great success of myStipendium in Germany, they decided to launch an EU version of it. This version does not only cover scholarships but also all other types of funding that could be applied for to finance your own studies. With more than 12,000 funding opportunities and 28 filter criteria, European Funding Guide is the largest study funding portal within the EU. The project is being co-financed by the European Commission.

For more information, please visit: http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/content/about-us


impulS: 10th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music

February 10th to 22nd, 2017

Impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition. 
impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.  

For information on composers selected from our last call back in 2014 please have a look at Composers for 2017. For information on former composers selected for this program, please have a look at Archives.

The current call runs from May 31st to October 31st, 2016. Please check conditions and send us your application form as soon as possible to announce your participation.

23rd International Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach, Austria

September 3 - 11, 2016

The International Johannes Brahms Competition at Pörtschach is now in its twenty-third year. It is scheduled from September 3rd until September 11th and open for the categories violin, viola, cello, lied and chamber music. Piano will be offered again in 2017. On September 11th the final concert for all prize winners will be held. Without participating in the final concert no prize can be awarded!

There is no age limit for the participants. Pianists,string players, singers and chamber musicians from any country who have reached international competition standard are welcome.

All performances shall be open to the public. Furthermore, the jury assessment shall be made public and each adjucator shall submit his evaluation with his name immediately after each competitor's performance, showing the points awarded on a score-sign. Points from 0-6, to one decimal, shall be awarded separately for technical mastery of the instrument and for artistic expression, and then be added together. The candidates can see the score immediately after their performance.

For more information, please visit: http://2016.brahmscompetition.org/?page_id=2&lang=en


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS FOR COMPOSITION

Since 2005 a compe­tition for compo­sition has been organized for one of the categories of the inter­na­tional compe­tition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”. One year prior to the compe­tition for chamber music inter­pre­tation one or two prizewinning works in the selected category are picked by an inter­na­tional jury. These works will be on the program of the compulsory repertoire of the respective category and will be performed (first) by the partic­ipants in the framework of the competition.

For more information, please visit: http://schubert.kug.ac.at/kompositionswettbewerb/


International Language Testing (ISK)

Throughout the year ISK make learning a new language, no matter your level, available. From A1 (beginner) to C2 (master) there is something for everyone. The German courses are based on intensive training for a professional setting, and will enable you to become more inter-connected with politics, culture, law and medicine. Since 1948, summer classes (July and August) are also available. The basic model includes a small group setting from level a1 to c2. Additional models, such as private classes, host family living, excursions and language diploma courses, are also available. When signing up for a course, remember to clearly state that you have become aware of ISK through the Austrian Cultural Forum DC and get 20% off the basic model!

For more information: http://www.deutschkurse-salzburg.com/

 

INTPA | International Net for Dance and Performance Austria

We are glad to announce that the performance support project INTPA - International Network for Dance and Performance Austria, supported since 2012 by BKA:Kunst and BMEIA, which strives to increase the international presence of artistic creation in contemporary dance and performance from Austria, will be continued in 2016. The application for the support of individual guest performances is officialy open for submissions and we are also tendering two supported focus events.

Since the foundation of Tanzquartier Wien in the year 2001, dance and performance in Austria got important impulses towards the development of an internationally networked scene, as it was the first time that regular performances, audience liaison, rehearsing sites, trainings and workshops were offered; since 2009 international networking also has been promoted increasingly. The artists and productions of the Austrian dance and performance scene profit significantly from this. With the support programme INTPA, we offer organisers in Europe a strong incentive to present productions from Austria.

Here you'll find the exact support possibilities and structures in a detailed survey:
http://www.tqw.at/sites/default/files/INTPA_2016_Fördermöglichkeiten_ENG.pdf
http://www.tqw.at/en/international/intpa

 

Online Classical music academy vienna

Vienna Virtuoso is a new online conservatory for classical music. This new website already launched their Piano Lessons program and Audition Preparation program. Their vision is to provide the same high-quality music education in every part of the World that students in Vienna's best conservatories receive.  Vienna Virtuoso offers an innovative online video technique called "Focus Lessons" through our technology for about €13 per lesson.  This is combined with a groundbreaking contest system where the best learners advance to world famous virtuoso tutors every six months. All online.

To celebrate their launch they are offering a 50% discount on all gift certificates on piano and audition services for 50 days. That means that Certified Lessons from Vienna's Official Online Piano Academy will be offered for €6 per lesson for a limited time.
Deutsch:  http://www.viennavirtuoso.com/de/gift-certificates/
English: http://www.viennavirtuoso.com/en/gift-certificates/

In addition, they built an online "Vienna Virtuoso Campus" that allows students from around the world to rate each other's practices, share sheet music and transcriptions, and earn points to win prizes such as concert performances and free tutoring with our world-class Vienna tutors and special guest celebrities. It also is a tool for Music teachers to monitor their students' practices and make group lessons easier. This practice campus is FREE for everyone in the World as a Gift of Music Education from Vienna. This websites technology works in 100 languages and can be implemented on a country-by-country and language-specific basis depending on funding.

Virtuoso Campus introduction: Click Here to Learn About the Virtuoso Campus

 

IFK Senior and Research Fellowships

Application Information

Senior Fellowships are designed to support excellent scholars, who are well advanced in their academic careers. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation; although preference is given to applicants of international repute who have published significant papers in recognized refereed journals and books that establish the author as a leading expert in his/her academic field.

Duration and funding: Senior Fellowships will be granted for one academic semester (1 October 2016–31 January 2017 or 1 March–30 June 2017). Fellowships entail a maximum monthly stipend of € 2.325,-- (€ 75,-- per day), office space at the IFK equipped with electronic facilities including internet access as well as one-time travel costs to and from Vienna and free accommodation in a studio apartment (40 m2). The IFK will not contribute to retirement or health benefits.

Research Fellowships are designed to support post-doctoral scholars early in their careers. Applicants must have a Doctorate or a Ph.D. at the time of application. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation; although preference is given to qualified Austrian applicants.

Duration and funding: Research Fellowships will be granted for one academic semester (1 Octo-ber 2016–31 January 2017 or 1 March–30 June 2017). Fellowships entail a maximum monthly stipend of € 2.325,-- (€ 75,-- per day), office space at the IFK equipped with electronic facilities including internet access as well as one-time travel costs to and from Vienna and free accommo-dation in a studio apartment (40 m2). The IFK will not contribute to retirement or health bene-fits.

Further Information can be found here: http://www.ifk.ac.at/index.php/latest-calls.html


European Funding Guide

Because of the great success of myStipendium in Germany, the German Initiative for transparency in Student finance decided to launch an EU version of it. This version does not only cover scholarships but also all other types of funding that could be applied for to finance your own studies. With more than 12,000 funding opportunities and 28 filter criteria, European Funding Guide is the largest study funding portal within the EU. The project is being co-financed by the European Commission.

Further infromation can be found here: http/www.european-funding-guide.eu

 

ActiLingua Academy – THE German language school in Vienna!

This modern language school is situated in beautiful Vienna and with more than 20 years of experience one of the leading schools for German as a foreign language. The varied course programme is recognized worldwide and recommended by international educational consultants.
ActiLingua Academy – the right choice for learning German in Vienna!

For further information visit: http://www.actilingua.com/

 

 

Artist mobility - Guide for foreign artists

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture(BMUKK) has put together a guide for artists and organizers of cultural events that contains information about visas, residence permits and labor market law provisions in Austria.

For further information please visit
http://www.artist-mobility.at/en/

 

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Program

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Program promotes the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to develop their creative project, enabling them to engage in a cultural diversity dialogue.   The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. UNESCO-Aschberg advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures. The calls oare open to creative writers, musicians and visual artists.

For further information and current open calls please visit http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/aschberg-bursaries-for-artists/

 

IFK Akademie - International Research Center for Cultural Studies at the University for Arts and Design Linz

The International Research Center for cultural Studies at the University for Arts and Design Linz offers fellowships for excellent scholars in various fields.

For further information on the programs and current open calls please visit
http://www.ifk.ac.at/index.php/ifk_senior-fellow_en.html

 

Grants and stipends for non-Austrians

www.grants.at is the Austrian database for Scholarships and Research Grants.It contains information on application conditions, duration, quotas and benefits for each grant in German and English, including grants for international students, graduates and researchers in Austria, prizes and practical training courses all over the world and national grants and universities' individual grants. The website is an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) and the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD).

For more information please visit
www.grants.at

 

InterNations

InterNations is the largest international online social network exclusively for people living and working abroad. As a network of trust, InterNations is a place where its members can interact with other internationally-minded individuals sharing the same situation abroad, similar interests, and needs. The local community in Washington, D.C. comprises more than 3000 members from about 150 different national backgrounds including a large German-speaking group. Regular events and get-togethers are hosted and organized by the Local Ambassadors, who are expats themselves and take special care of anyone new to Washington.

For further information please visit
www.internations.org

 

Studying in Austria

It is an important decision to go to a foreign country and to study there. In order to help you with your decision and to give you access to important information, the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD) has compiled guides, leaflets and folders containing up-to-date information. The brochures provide the most important facts to help you get started with your studies in Austria and gives information on administrative procedures and requirements as well as practical information concerning accomodation and healthcare.

For further information please visit http://www.oead.at/oead_infos_services/documentation/publications/study_in_austria/EN/

 

World of the Habsburgs

Like no other dynasty, the Habsburgs determined the fate of Austria and the whole of Europe. The virtual exhibition "The World of the Habsburgs" is the product of an initiative by the Austrian federal government in 2007 and 2008 and was created by a team of historians of the University of vienna as a tool for communication and interaction. This online exhibtion comprises more than 1000 visual representations and keeps expanding. It serves as an introduction to the topic and can also be used as a tool for schoolchildren, students and scholars.

For further information please visit
http://www.habsburger.net/en/

 

Austria-Lexikon

This online encyclopedia about Austria includes over 40.000 texts and over 60.000 pictures about Austria. The homepage is devided in three parts: an alphabetic lexicon, a collection of specific Austrian terms and pictures and a community part. (German only)

For further information please visit
http://www.austria-lexikon.at/af/

 

Ariadne Press - Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture and Thought

Ariadne Press is a publishing house that wants to spread the image of Austrian literature and its ideas to a wider audience and make it availabe to English-speaking readers. Ariadne Press specializes in translations of established and new authors as well as scholarly works.
For further information please visit
www.ariadnebooks.com

 

exil.arte

exil.arte is a non-profit organization and serves as a contact point for the reception, research and preservation of Austrian composers, performers, musical scholars and thinkers who where persecuted or oppressed during the time of the Nazi regime.
 
For further information please visit
www.exilarte.at/home_en.html

 

Goethe-Institut New York Library


The Library of the Goethe-Institut in New York is one of the few German-language lending libraries and comprises about 7000 volumes including books, audio material, newspapers, CDs, DVDs and magazines. The library is open to the public and in-house use of the materials is free of charge. Members also have the opportunity of long-distance loans.
 
For further information please visit
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/bib/enindex.htm

 

Austrian Department for Culture and Speech

News of the Austrian Department for Culture and Speech on teaching and learning German for children in schools all over the world.

For further information please visit www.kulturundsprache.at

 

SOS Children´s Villages from 1949 to Present - Austrian Roots, Global Impact

The SOS Children's Villages organization was founded in 1949 by the Austrian child welfare worker Hermann Gmeiner and has helped provide a home, medical care and vocational training to over 1 million beneficiaries in 132 countries.
 
For further information please visit
www.sos-usa.org/about-sos/what-we-do/60-years-of-history/pages/austrian-roots.aspx/?embassy&embassy

 

univie: winter school

The univie: winter school for Cultural-Historical Studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible.
The two week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe. This unique program consists of high level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. Ringstraße, Konzerthaus, Schönberg Center) and to different museums (Leopold Museum, the Museum for Applied Arts, and the Wien Museum) in the afternoon. Outside the framework of classes, Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury.

The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the International Summer Program our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who study one of the following fields: History, Cultural Studies, Art, Literature, Psychology, and Political Science.

Folder Winter School 2017

Application Form Winter School 2017

More information about the univie: winter school for Cultural-Historical Studies can be found on the homepage ate: http://shs.univie.ac.at/winterschool.
The application deadline for the winter school is November 30, 2016.

For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinator, at sommerhochschule@univie.ac.at