CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Writer of the City of Graz

Call for applications for the "Writer of the City of Graz" scholarship for the period of September 2015 until August 2016.

Donation / Intention of Promotion

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 EURO1.100,--. The Kulturvermittlung Steiermark will supervise the guest in consultation with the City of Graz-Department for Cultural Affairs.The intention is to promote writers who show innovative ability and examination of current subject matters, quality in aesthetic and linguistic terms, authenticity and artistic independence. The residence in Graz should contribute to cultural exchange and interaction with the local literature scene. The scholarship holders explicitly agree to stay in Graz for at least 8 months during this period.

Writers who already have been "Writers of the City of Graz" in the past cannot apply again for this scholarship.The submission deliberately does not provide any regional restrictions for the applicants, in order to make intercultural discourse between European and non-European writers possible.


call for applications: START-stipends 2015

The Arts Division and the Cultural Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria (Bundeskanzleramt) now accepts applications for START-scholarships  2015 to support young artist. In total 95 scholarships are given to:

  • visual artists (10 scholarships)
  • architects and designers (10 scholarships)
  • photo artists (5 scholarships)
  • video and media artists (5 scholarships)
  • fashion designers (5 scholarships)
  • musicians and performing artists (35 scholarships)
  • film artists (5 scholarships)
  • writers (15 scholarships)
  • cultural managers (5 scholarships)

The START-grants have a term of 6 months and are endowed with EUR 6.600.


Applications are only accepted by artists who are Austrian citizens or live in Austria for at least three years.

Application Deadline

Send your written application (in German) until March 31, 2015 (postmark) to:

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich
Sektion II - Kunst
Concordiaplatz 2
1010 Wien

>> Further details and application forms: (in German)


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