Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory.


Is there a specific thematic focus?

No, although it may appear so in retrospect, the call for proposals does not prescribe a specific thematic orientation. However, sometimes the process of jury selection leads to the crystallization of a particular theme.

In the call for proposals, it says: “It is also compulsory to submit a proposal for a series of public events”. What does this mean?

Künstler:innenhaus Büchsenhausen offers a public program of events in the frame of which the fellows discuss their current work or other relevant topics and make them accessible to their colleagues and the interested public. Within the framework of their fellowship, the fellows have a budget for inviting experts with whom they can exchange ideas in the context of their project in Büchsenhausen. These experts should then also hold public events. This can be, for example, a lecture, a small symposium, a workshop, a film screening, or a discussion. The budget covers the fees, travel costs and accommodation of these experts. Events can also be realized by the fellows themselves without guests. Examples of events can be found on the website under Fellows / Archive.

Can we apply as a couple or a group?

Yes, that is possible. However, we would like to point out that the program was conceived for individuals, and therefore in this case the infrastructure (budget and accommodation) will have to be shared. The sum of the fellowship and the means provided will be no different, therefore.

Is it also possible to apply without a full academic degree?

In principle, yes. Candidates without a degree should be able to prove that they have worked for several years as an artist or art theorist.

Is a BA degree enough?

Our experience shows that in almost every case, candidates with BAs are most likely to not achieve the standard of other candidates. Nevertheless, they can still apply: like those without a degree at all, these candidates must also prove that they have been working as an artist or art theorist for some years.

Can I apply if I am planning on pursuing a PhD / PhD-in-Practice during the fellowship period?

This is not excluded, but also not advisable. Experience has shown that a parallel PhD program is too time-consuming and does not allow the Fellow to sufficiently benefit from the residency.

Is there an age limit for the Fellowship Program?


Is there a time limit for the works presented in the portfolio?


Does the portfolio have to be in paper form, on DVD, or digital?

The artistic portfolio can be submitted either in paper form, on DVD or CD, or digitally via a permalink. All these forms will be dealt with on an equal basis.
Please note: all other application documents must be sent by post.

Is it only possible to apply by post?

As a rule, we only accept applications by post. If this is not possible for any special reason, in exceptional cases please contact us to clarify the requisite procedure via fellowship@buchsenhausen.at.

What does ’9 February 2024 (postmark)‘ mean regarding the closing date for submissions?

It means that your postal submission must be stamped by your post office on 9 February 2024, at the latest.

Where can I find the electronic application form?

The link to the electronic application form can be found here only if the competition is opened.

Why did I not receive the confirmation e-mail after filling out and submitting the application form?

If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail please check first your junk folder, or inquire with your e-mail server to see if they blocked auto-confirmations. If none of this is the case, then write us an e-mail.

Does Künstler:innenhaus Büchsenhausen cover the costs of health insurance?

No. Fellows have to cover the cost of their health insurance.

Does Künstler:innenhaus Büchsenhausen cover the costs of travel?

Zum Teil. Den Fellows steht ein kleines Reisebudget zur Verfügung, das ausschließlich für Reisen, die nachweislich im Zusammenhang mit dem eingereichten Arbeitsvorhaben stattfinden müssen. Andere Reisen wie etwa regelmäßige Heimfahrten können nicht übernommen werden. Ausnahmen müssen immer mit der Programmleitung besprochen werden.

Who can apply for a fellowship at Künstler:innenhaus Büchsenhausen?

Professional visual/media artists, art theorists, art critics, and curators from all over the world are eligible for the fellowship. Relevant university degree and/or proof of the professional activity are required.

Are pets allowed?