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Deadline | 06.09.2021, 11.00 a.m.

The art mentoring program of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna aims to support graduates of the Academy with independent artistic practice in developing a professional artistic career. Set at the interface between studies and freelance artistic work, the one-year scholarship program is aimed at graduates from all fields of study at the academy who want to receive mentoring for the first phase after their studies. This individual transfer of knowledge and experience by mentors from outside the university from the arts and culture is, in addition to financial support, the central aspect of the program.

Scholarship benefits

  • Scholarship of € 8,000 per person, paid out quarterly. (Any travel costs or other expenses incurred in the course of the program year are not specifically compensated).
  • Individual support from a mentor during the program year
  • Possibility to use the workshops / laboratories at the academy after consultation with the MPK-office and the workshop manager
  • Offer of a workshop for mentees
  • Offer of four training workshops, two of which can be attended. The content of the workshops will be discussed with the scholarship holders by the MPK-office at the beginning of the program year.
  • Continuous exchange of experiences between the scholarship holders (peer group meetings) as well as network meetings with the people involved in the program (mentees, mentors)
  • Final publication with texts about each scholarship holder

Application requirements

  • Degree (Diploma / Master) at the Academy between October 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021
  • Completed application form (to be found at https://calls.akbild.ac.at/calls/MPK22/)
  • Curriculum vitae with information on training and an overview of previous artistic career (solo and group exhibitions, grants and prizes)
  • Portfolio with 5 selected works from the previous artistic résumé
  • Registration form
  • Letter of recommendation from an academy-internal or external person from the artistic field, which can provide information about the applicant's artistic qualifications. (The letter of recommendation should not be written by the head of the department from whom one graduated).
  • Persons who have already been selected to participate in the Akademie Studio program 2021-22 are excluded from application.

Selection criteria

  • Quality of the submitted application
  • Academic success
  • Artistic résumé, previous exhibitions, etc.
  • The motivation of the participants must correspond to the goals of the MPK

For more information please see https://calls.akbild.ac.at/calls/MPK22/.