Photo: © Q21
Photo: © Q21

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 2024!


Dana Kosmina from Ukraine
March – April 2024


Andrej Beštak from Croatia
Tia Čiček from Slovenia
May – June 2024


Anca Bucur from Romania
Aliza Orlan from Slovak Republic
July – August 2024


Hajnalka Tulisz from Hungary

Lucie Rosenfeldova from Czech Republic

September – October 2024


The Artist in Residence Programme at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna is part of ERSTE Foundation’s long-term endeavour to support contemporary art and to strengthen the fragile situation of its creators, especially in the region of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

The residency programme is carried out in close cooperation with ERSTE Foundation's key cultural partners: tranzit, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt Collection (Kontakt Collection will collaborate with the Zagreb based WHW Akademija.) Thus, the residencies are aimed at artists and curators from Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia working in the field of critical contemporary visual art to do research in their respective area.

Taking into consideration the urgencies raised by the ongoing war against Ukraine, we would like to express our solidarity and add a grant of a two-month stay for a participant from Ukraine.

The research character of the residency should make it possible to take a break from strenuous situations, from everyday production pressure and find time to concentrate on a specific interest. The participants are given the opportunity to live and work 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 residency grants a monthly stipend of EUR 1.300,– plus a one time travel grant of EUR 300,– (non-EU: EUR 500,–).

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

Everyone eligible is invited to take part in the open call.

Applications have to include the following documents:

1) The complete digital application form
via Google Forms ( or you can download it here

2) Portfolio (max. 10 MB, separate PDF)

3) Letter of intent explaining why you apply, what you expect and what you would like to focus on during the residence (max. 5000 characters) and a brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page) (in one PDF document) 

Please send your application with subject "MQ AiR 2024" to:

Please note:
• Accepted candidates are required to use the residence in its full length during the following fixed periods:

For Ukraine:                   March–April 2024

For Croatia:                    May–June 2024

For Slovenia:                  May–June 2024

For Czech Republic:         July–August 2024

For Slovak Republic:        July–August 2024

For Hungary:                  September–October 2024

For Romania:                 September–October 2024

• Applicants who have already received this residence in recent years or have previously participated in other educational programs supported by ERSTE Foundation like the Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy or the WHW Akademija Zagreb will not be given priority.

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

• The correct application form is required, other application formats cannot be accepted. All documents must be sent as PDF.

Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail to until 13.09.2023 (midnight). 

Selected participants will be notified until end of October 2023.


For further questions, please contact Esther Brandl /