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Krems Exchange: One- to two-month residencies
June 15–August 15, 2019 (note year)

Kunstmeile Krems in Krems, Austria
Open to Faculty in the Degree Program

The Residency

To promote international exchange, the federal state of Lower Austria has established an artist-in-residence program with five studio apartments and a large common room on the top floor of the former carpet factory within the Art Mile in Krems (Kunstmeile Krems). To ensure diversity, a vibrant atmosphere, and the opportunity for both international and interdisciplinary exchange, the program awards its scholarships to artists from many different countries who work in the visual arts, literature, architecture, and music.

Through an exchange program, SAIC artists are provided a furnished apartment and a shared studio space from June 15 to August 15 each summer. In exchange, artists from Austria are awarded SAIC-sponsored residencies in Chicago from June 1 to August 1 each summer.

While there are multiple international artists-in-residence in Krems at any one time, each is sponsored by a different organization. Consider this an unstructured and independent residency with informal support from the sponsoring agency. SAIC provides a $1500 stipend per month to assist with travel expenses. Travel by train or car to Vienna (2 hrs), or to Venice, Prague, and Budapest (5 hrs). Knowledge of German is extremely helpful but not required.

Once selected, recipients are asked to provide extensive documentation of their practice to the sponsoring arts organization in Krems, and submit a final report to be posted on their website.

Summer 2019 Dates

Applicants are asked to prioritize residency dates for either a one– or two–month residency:

Submitting an Application

By or before Monday, March 5, 2018 send materials via email to, and entitle the email Krems_Last name, as in Krems_Smith.

The email(s) should include three documents:

  1. Summary and Dates: Name, Rank, Department, Hire date, 25-word summary of proposal, and preferred date of residency (or other proposed dates)
  2. Proposal: One to two page description of project and its relevance to both your practice and the region or site, including the potential for completed works or outcomes. Include images as appropriate.
  3. CV: Current résumé or curriculum vitae

Format each required document as a PDF (maximum file size of 25 MB) and use the file naming convention of "Krems_Last Name_Document.pdf":

Krems_Smith_Summary.pdf, Krems_Smith_Proposal.pdf, and Krems_Smith_cv.pdf

Former Recipients
Krems, Austria

2018 Eric Leonardson, Marlena Novak
2017 Mary Lou Zelazny, Margaret Hawkins
2016 Dan Price, James Yood
2015 Lou Mallozzi, Alison Ruttan
2014 Nic Collins, Mary Patten
2013 Irina Botea, Ruth Margraff
2012 Adelheid Mers, Shawn Decker
2011 Aimee Beaubien, Peter O'Leary
2010 Anders Nereim, Brian Torrey Scott
2009 Calvin Forbes, Mayumi Lake
2008 Simon Anderson, Fred Nagelbach
2007 Rolf Achilles, Michiko Itatani
2006 Alan Labb, Mark Booth
2005 Vince Michael, Michael Ryan
2004 Dan Devening
2003 Ken Fandell, Gordon Powell
2002 Sally Alatalo, Michelle Grabner
2001 Frances Whitehead

Austrian Recipients
2018 Marie Reichel
2017 Eva Engelbert
2016 Christoph Bruckner
2015 Johann Lurf
2014 Sissi Makovec
2013 Michael Strasser, multidisciplinary artist and photographer
2012 Nina Hoechtl, photographer
2011 Michael Niemetz, interdisciplinary artist and Johanna Braun, painter
2010 Stefan Schuster, painter and interdisciplinary artist
2009 Sebastian Weissenbacher, painter
2008 Philip Haupt, interdisciplinary artist
2007 Felix Malnig, painter
2006 Rainer Spangl, painter Veronika Dirnhofer, painter
2005 Edeltraud Haselsteiner, architectural theorist and historian
2004 Christine Gloggengiesser, interdisciplinary artist
2003 Katarina Matiasek, architect