English, German
1 to 3 months
Paid by host:

Monthly stipend of € 1.050,- and accommodation in a live/work studio apartment in the MQ Wien.

Paid by artist:

Travel, visa, material and living expenses.

Application guidelines:

Stipends in Q21 require the artists' presence on location, i.e. artists are required to spend at least three quarters of the stipend period in Vienna. There are no age limits for stipends. English language skills are required. Decisions on awarding the artist studios are made by the management of MuseumsQuartier Errichtungs- und BetriebsgesmbH.

In order to apply for the Q21 residency, a recommendation of one of Q21’s over 50 cultural institutions is necessary. Presentation of the recommendation by the cultural provider or other cultural institutions does not automatically establish the right to award of a stipend.

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Q21/ MuseumsQuartier Wien

Q21/ MuseumsQuartier Wien


Since October 2002, international artists who do not normally reside in Austria have the opportunity to live and work at Q21 as Artists-in-Residence. By now, nine live/work studios are available in the MQ complex.
These studios will be predominantly linked to the cultural providers of Q21. In special cases, the studios can be allocated to applicants recommended by other cultural institutions. The objective of this program is to expand the role of the MuseumsQuartier Wien as one of the world's largest contemporary cultural complexes over the medium and long term, above all through the active and continuous involvement of international creative artists, and to promote international cultural exchange, in particular with Austria's direct neighbours and other European countries.


In case of events within the context of the Q21 Artist-in-Residence Program, the residency has to be mentioned on printed matters, press releases etc.

Studio Information

Nine live/work studios are available in the MQ complex.

Contact information

Museumsplatz 1
MuseumsQuartier E+B Ges. Elisabeth Hajek, Koordination quartier21
1070 Vienna

ehajek [at]