Arts and cultural education

Applicants need to establish proof of previous experience and/or work of several years in this sector.

For an application in this sector please consider that arts and cultural educators 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.
Arts and 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.

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 or description of professional career as an arts and cultural educator
  4. Motivation letter specifying current artistic interests and projects as an arts and cultural educator (no more than 1 DIN A4 page)
  5. Description of the project to be carried out during the stay in Austria (not more than 1 page)
  6. Letter of recommendation (e.g. from an institution related to art and culture, afestival, an art trade fair, an educational institution, etc.)
  7. Information about all previous residencies, study visits and traineeships abroad
  8. 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 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.