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Irmgard Lettner and Ernst Lemberger scholarship for supporting final degrees

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This is a cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Irmgard Lettner and Ernst Lemberger.

Target group
Students of the Institute of Fine Arts (diploma studies Fine Arts, MA Critical Studies, PhD in Practice), who are in their last year of studying (preparing their final degrees) and who are socially disadvantaged will be supported. Applicants have to live and work in Vienna.

Fellowship holders get the possibility to live free of charge in a flat with atelier (size: 70 m 2 ; duration: 11 months from September 2016 until July 2017; location: 1020 Vienna, Karmeliterplatz 3). Accommodation facilities: Living room, bedroom (double bed), bath, atelier (full furnished and equipped). For keeping pets you need a special permit. The kitchen is furnished with an electric cooker, freezer, the bath includes a washing machine. The house includes a terrace and a garden, which can be co-used by the fellowship holder. There is also the possibility to park a bicycle.

Past fellows: Anastasyia Yarovenko, Daniela Zeilinger

Awarding conditions

The following documents have to be submitted:

  • short description of project (max. 1,5 pages) and digital portfolio of the artist
  • letter of motivation
  • proof (narrative) which demonstrates social disadvantage
  • a statement why the person should be supported by the thesis advisor
  • students from third country nations (non-EU members) have to demonstrate a legal permit to stay

The jury consists of four professors of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as one external artist or curator.

Exclusively digital versions have to be sent until 15. May 2016 to the following address:

The fellowship holder will be disclosed at the graduation day in June 2016. An official confirmation to get the scholarship will be forwarded beforehand. The presence at the annunciation of the scholarship is required.

Andrea B. Braidt

Vice-Rector for Art | Research