International Call for Application ARTIST IN RESIDENCE


’ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich’ annually grants a studio apartment in Krems as well as a scholarship financed by the Federal Province of Lower Austria to artists focusing their work on architecture. 
ORTE is dedicated to contemporary architecture education and building culture issues in Lower Austria and is interested in practice-related projects. We are looking for concepts that focus on living environments and local interaction, and are less interested in purely theoretical and scientific work or ones that address international phenomena not directly or clearly related to Lower Austria. The scholarship is linked to a final presentation of the on-site created work, which can also take up the own work or source-related architectural topics or current topics of the local architectural scene. 
The providing of a studio apartment for free as well as the awarding of a scholarship by the Federal Province of Lower Austria are based on the following premises: enabling artists from abroad to work in Austria and to get to know the architectural scene of Lower Austria. A jury of experts selects the applicants to be accepted into the AIR architecture program. Scholarship recipients are required to reside in Krems for a minimum of 80% of the scholarship duration. 
WHAT do we offer?
We provide a studio as well as a living space free of charge. The selective duration of the stay is currently one to three months. Scholarship recipients will also be given a stipend of 1,300 EUR per month; travel costs will not be refunded.  ORTE provides you with opportunities to network with the Austrian building culture scene and possibly even to present your work to a broad audience.  
WHO can apply?
In order to apply for an AIR scholarship in architecture, applicants must have completed their studies in a building culture field (architecture, urban development, urban planning, spatial planning, landscape planning, etc.). Austrian citizens and/or residents of Austria are excluded from the program. German or English are assumed as languages of communication. Any translation costs for presentations and communication during the stay in Krems will not be provided.  
WHEN to apply?
As of now applications are possible. Application deadline for the 2021 scholarship: May 31st, 2020 (the valid date is the postmark). 
HOW to apply?
The following documents must be submitted in written form - in German or English: 
• Personal data (contact details)
• Biography (max. 1-2 A4 pages)
• Portfolio (max. 3 A4 pages)
• Completed and signed application form (download link below)
• information about the desired duration of stay
• Suggestion of work topic for the duration of the visit (max. 6,000 characters incl. spaces)
• Motivation letter that also conceptually describes the project planned for Krems in a short form (max. 1,000 characters or free depiction)  
Applications that are a.) incomplete; or b.) surpass the listed size limits will be rejected without review. 
Further information
and download of the application form:
WHERE to apply?
Applications only must be sent to: 
Mrs. Heidrun Schlögl
ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich
Steiner Landstraße 3
A 3500 Krems | Austria