Project Funding Academy | Art | Public Sphere

Deadline: Thursday, Mar 18, 2021, 11:00am

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is a place of diverse artistic, scientific, social practices, perspectives and thought. It sees itself as a social force and proactively intends to become more involved in public debates within the coming years.

One of the Academy's declared focal points is its engagement within different and diverse public urban audiences, addressees and actors. Characterising its understanding of artistic practices, including intervention in public space, as well as actionist and activist art forms, mediation of scientific work and profiling university policies.  

At the same time, the Academy's claim onto artistic and scientific research is recursive in a comprehensive way: Shaping public discourses which condition the Academy itself. The work of such a recursive university is based on a coordinated and well-networked event policy, nurturing greater public influence of artistic interventions and political debates as well as scientific conferences. (Link to the Mission Statement ACADEMY | ART | PUBLIC SPHERE)

The call for proposals Project Funding Academy | Art | Public invites all regular students and staff of the Academy to submit projects that proactively position themselves in public spheres.

Submission for funding is possible for 

- Projects initiated and implemented by employees or students of the Academy

- new project ideas as well as projects already in progress

- projects that will be realised between June and December 2021

- individual as well as group projects

Submissions will be accepted only from and email addresses.

The total budget for funding all projects this year is 15,000 euros. The selected projects will receive financial support and will be supported on an infrastructural level as well as in establishing visibility.

The funded projects will be publicly presented in the summer semester and realized between June and December 2021.

The jury consists of five persons nominated by the Senate (faculty, students, general staff) as well as two external jury members, the Rector and a representative of the Office of Public Relations.


Submission documents

in a PDF with 10 to max. 30 pages and max. 5 MB

- short description (max. 800 characters)

- project description with concept, sketches or photos as well as naming of possible cooperation partners

- budget and time schedule

- portfolio of previous projects

- CV

Please submit all information in this order in one PDF!

Links to audio files and videos can be filled in n the application form.


Deadline Thursday 18 March 2021, 11.00 a.m.

Submissions will only be accepted from and email addresses.

For further information please contact Ruby Sircar (


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