Open Call: Artists-in-Residence Programme at the Museumsquartier, Vienna 2021



We thank everyone who took part in the open call and congratulate the selected participants, who will participate in the residency programme MQ AiR in 2021!

Martin Toldy (artist)
for Slovak Republic: May – June 2021
Maja Hodošček (artist)
for Slovenia: July – August 2021
David Přílučík (artist)
for Czech Republic: September – October 2021
Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó (artist)
for Hungary: October – November 2021
Lea Vene (curator)
for Croatia: October – November 2021
Ana Kun (artist)
for Romania: November – December 2021

About the open call

The Artist in Residence Programme at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna (MQ AiR) is part of ERSTE Foundation's and tranzit's long-termed endeavour to support contemporary art and to strengthen the situation of its creators in the region of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The MQ AIR program is realized with tranzit, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt Collection. Kontakt collaborates with the Zagreb based WHW Akademija.

The residencies are designed for artists, curators and theoreticians from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Croatia working in the field of contemporary art to do research in their respective area. The research character of the residence should make it possible to take a break from the everyday strenuous production pressure and find time to concentrate on a specific interest. The participants are given the opportunity to live and work for the period of two months in one of the MuseumsQuartier studios right in the heart of Vienna. The apartments offer both living and working space, but do not provide room for large-scale artistic works. During the stay various meeting possibilities are offered to the participants. Each residence grants a monthly stipend of EUR 1050,-.

Artists, curators or theoreticians from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia, are invited to take part in the open call - see below for details.

Together with its long-time project partners from,,,, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt Collection/WHW Akademija, ERSTE Foundation forms the jury to select the participants.

Applications have to include the following two documents:
1.) Complete digital application form, including the following information:
• Your contact information 
• Letter of intent explaining why you apply, what you expect and what you would like to focus on during the residence (max. 5000 characters)
• Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
2.) Portfolio (max. 10 MB)

Please use the application form, to be downloaded from the website:

Please note:
• Accepted candidates are required to use the residence in its full length during the following fixed periods:
Slovak Republic: May – June 2021
Slovenia: July – August 2021
Czech Republic: September – October 2021
Hungary: October – November 2021
Croatia: October – November 2021
Romania: November – December 2021

• Only one participant can be selected from each country.

• Applicants who have already received this residence in recent years or have previously participated in our Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy cannot be given priority.

• Applicants are asked to hand in a written report after completion of the residence.

• The correct application form is required (please see above for download link), other application formats cannot be accepted. All documents must be sent as PDF.

Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until: 6 December 2020!

Please send your application with subject "Q21/MQ AiR 2021" to:

Selected participants will be notified latest until end of January 2021.

For further questions please contact Michaela Geboltsberger /

CLICK HERE for all details.