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MAK Schindler Scholarship for Artists and Architects in Residence

The Federal Ministry of Austria: Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKOES), Division Arts and Culture, in cooperation with the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, is going to award a total of six scholarships for residency at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles, in 2023/2024. These scholarships are open to freelance artists, advanced students of architecture, and graduates of architecture immediately after completion of their degree. The scholarship is also open to teams of up to 3 persons.

The main focus of the residency is on the purposeful long-term support of individual young artists and architects, and on creating new interdisciplinary opportunities and confrontations through lively exchange.

The scholarship amounts to six monthly grants of 1400 US dollars in total and includes the holder’s travel expenses for one round-trip flight ticket of 1300 US dollars at the most, which is also the amount granted in the case of teams. An apartment in the Mackey Apartments will be available for each Artist or Architect-in-Residence respectively in the team.

Application Criteria:
– freelance artist or  fine arts or architecture students at a university (who have completed the
“2. Studienabschnitt”) or  architects or artists who have just graduated

The scholarship is also open to teams (of up to 3 persons). All members of the team have to be present in L.A. for six months. Teams have to name a contactresponsible for its members. As the scholarship is aimed at providing the prerequisites for the realization of certain projects, the Mackey Apartments will only be made available to the scholarship holders; family members (spouse, partner, children), relatives, and friends can only be accommodated for the limited period of two weeks during the duration of the scholarship. The visits have to be permitted beforehand by Jia Yi Gu, Director MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.

Eligibility for a MAK Schindler scholarship is excluded if the applicant has been granted or will be granted another scholarship in the USA immediately before or after the MAK scholarship or if the data form is incomplete or additional material required for the application is lacking.

The scholarship:
The scholarship amounts to six monthly rates of 1,400 US dollars in total and includes the holder’s travel expenses for one round-trip flight ticket of 1,300 US dollars at the most, which is also the amount granted in the case of teams. The flights are booked by the scholarship holders; the costs will be refunded upon arrival by the MAK Center. It is important to ensure that arrival and  departure take place on the start and end dates of the respective scholarship. All extra costs (health insurance for abroad, incidental accommodation expenses, phone, local fares, etc.) have to be paid from the scholarship.

An apartment in the Mackey Apartments will be available for each Artist or Architect-in-Residence respectively the team.

Duration and Time of Residency:
Gruppe LIII: 4 April 2023 – 19 September 2023 (2 artists, 1 architect)
Gruppe LIV: 3. Oktober 2023 – 19. März 2024 (2 artists, 1 architect)

deadline: 16 August 2022
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