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.

It is not possible to submit applications per email.

An application portfolio contains mandatorily the following documents according to the following order:

  1. Completely filled‐in and signed application form,
  2. Portrait photograph,
  3. CV and/or artist resume, including a detailed list of publications or translations,
  4. Motivation letter (no more than 1 DIN A4 page) specifying current artistic interests and projects
  5. Description of the project to be carried out during the stay in Austria; projects with some reference to Austria will be preferred (1 DIN A4 page max.),
  6. 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. 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 September 15, 2015 (date of postmark) to:

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Abteilung II/6
Concordiaplatz 2
1010 Wien

The submission must be clearly marked with “Artist‐in‐Residence‐Literature”!

It is not possible to submit applications per email.

In case of questions please send an email to:

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.

Application documents will not be returned! 

The required application form is available on the culture website of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and on the website of KulturKontakt Austria.