Provision of an apartment for free in the Cerrini-Schloessl on the Schlossberg, from September of the year of awarding until August 31st of the following year, and a monthly allowance of EURO 1.100,--.
Travel expenses, insurance
Every April the city of Graz awards the one-year Writer of the City of Graz-scholarship. The intention is to promote writers who show innovative ability and examination of current subject matters, quality in aesthetic and linguistic terms, authenticity and artistic independence. The residence in Graz should contribute to cultural exchange and interaction with the local literature scene.
Criteria for applicants: cultural interest in and linguistic affinity to Graz, basic German language ability, and at least one autonomous literary publication (no private publishing), and cooperativeness for participation in readings, lectures at schools, discussions etc.
Find the application guidelines here (pdf).
The International Writers House scheme includes a fellowship programme, where international writers are invited to come and live and work at the 'Cerrini Schlössel' on the Grazer Schloßberg. The IHAG organizes events, places artistic and intellectual tasks and edits texts of the authors in the original and in german translations. The objective of the invitations is to enable writers from different cultures to meet and interact with each other, so that their imagination is brought to bear in a diversified manner instead of being restricted only to literary culture, and to investigate, in the spirit of enlightenment, the extent to which different cultures develop contemporary tendencies in accordance with their own understanding.
Cooperativeness for participation in readings, lectures at schools, discussions etc. arranged by the City of Graz-Department for Cultural Affairs or the Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, in order to connect with the public and the cultural scene in Graz.
Working out a proposal for a specific project, which shall be realised during the duration of the stay
The International Writers House has three apartments at its disposal in the Cerrini Schlössel an the Schloßberg. The two-story house stands in a protected landscaped park in the centre of Graz. The historic building has been adapted to the needs of scholarship-holders and is looked on today as a kind of campus.