Krems is a 12th century township located at the junction of the Danube and Krems rivers, 88.5 kilometres northwest of Vienna in the Wachau region of Lower Austria. The studios at AIR Artist in Residence Krems were founded in 2000 by the federal state of Lower Austria to foster international cultural exchange in the region. The studio apartments are suitable for individuals and small families and are equipped with a fully-furnished kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, linen and towels. The residency at Krems provides a studio apartment, a stipend of €1300 per month, personal support, and access to a common area with some tools and office facilities (computer, wireless internet and printer).
Please note that freight costs, airfares, other transport expenses and insurance are not provided. Applicants are advised to be aware of the financial responsibilities that will not be covered by the residency agreement and stipend. It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply for other forms of funding or grants, if required, for additional costs such as travel, insurance, and materials. Please be aware of the deadlines, requirements, and anticipated distribution for those grants. Please note that this exchange will support applications to other funding and grant bodies.
Once a successful applicant has been chosen, AIR Krems will put forward proposals to galleries and exhibition spaces in Lower Austria on their behalf. Please note that artists will be expected to exhibit works if selected, but that an exhibition is not a guaranteed component of the residency. As a component of the exchange, Melbourne-based successful candidates will also be expected to present a talk on their art practice at RMIT.
This residency is generously supported by the Krems International Studio Residency Program
Candidates must provide documentation demonstrating they are linked to one of the following groups:
Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
The successful candidate will be invited to undertake a residency from 20 August to 28 October 2018.
Applications must be submitted by close of business on Thursday 31 August 2017.