Open Call

in the field 2023

Apply now for
A Wiener Festwochen
scholarship programme
in co-operation with brut Wien

Open Call

in the field 2023

Apply now for
A Wiener Festwochen
scholarship programme
in co-operation with brut Wien

In the Field is a scholarship programme aimed at aspiring artists and cultural workers. 15 scholarship recipients from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic are set to reconvene once again in Vienna in 2023 as part of the Wiener Festwochen. Concurrently with the festival programme, they will take a closer look together at aesthetic and structural issues pertaining to contemporary art production and, over a period of ten days, explore both the international scene and the local context. In the Field focuses on transregional networking and knowledge transfer, bringing together young people from a 300 km radius around Vienna for exchanges with one another and the city itself.

Critical questions about the art sector as a whole run through each edition of In the Field: What are the economies in which we are operating, and how do we want to shape cooperation? What differentiates or unites the various contexts in which art is created and showcased around the world: across various disciplines, large institutions and self-organised structures, artists and collectives, international touring and site-specific work, commissioned work and guest performances? How do structural framework conditions and formal and aesthetic choices inform one another?

As a multidisciplinary festival that is both international in orientation and anchored within the city itself, the Wiener Festwochen provide a platform for a many-voiced reflection. Conceived in co-operation with brut Wien, a leading co-production space for Vienna’s independent arts scene, the programme also focuses on local actors and trends. This year, In the Field is led by Austrian playwright Gerhild Steinbuch.

The scholarship recipients have the opportunity to attend performances and rehearsals together on a daily basis, hear from experts, and then discuss their wealth of impressions within the group and with numerous guests. Through the exchanges among participants, with the organisers, with international artists performing at the festival and with Vienna’s cultural landscape in general, In the Field offers a space for dialogue and inspiration as well as a practical insight into the structures and working practices of the art and culture sector.

Details

Time frame 19 to 29 May
Working language
English

Mentor Gerhild Steinbuch (writer, head of the Institute for Language Arts at the University for Applied Arts Vienna)

The programme is aimed at aspiring artists and cultural workers as well as advanced students from a wide range of disciplines (undergraduates or Master’s and PhD study courses) with an interest in performative art. The group consists of five scholarship recipients from Vienna and ten from the federal provinces and neighbouring ountries.

The In the Field programme is free of charge for the scholarship recipients and includes tickets for selected performances at the Wiener Festwochen.

For all scholarship recipients not ordinarily resident in Vienna the scholarship also includes accommodation in single rooms (incl. breakfast) and expenses for travel to and from Vienna by train up to a maximum amount of EUR 200, as well as tickets for public transportation in Vienna.

Application

Application deadline 12 February 2023
To apply and upload the documents use the online form.
The notifications will be sent out as of mid-march 2023

Documents
CV and motivational letter (max. 2500 characters, in German and English): Why would participation in the In the Field programme be relevant or enriching for your reserach, education or practice? What sort of perspective, experience and expertise might you contribute to the group discussion?

For all questions, please contact
Eva Wolfesberger, inthefield@festwochen.at

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