in the Salettl at the community farmstead “Kleine Stadt Farm”
Foto: Thomas Ries
Who: International and Austrian artists
Categories: visual arts / literature / dance / performance / illustration ...
Duration: May 28 - June 25, 2023
Scholarship: € 1.700,- and combined studio and living space
The location and its history
In recent years the community farm project of the Kleine Stadt Farm in Vienna’s Donaustadt has been activated and presented to a wider public as a new social center in the 22nd district. Since 2012 numerous civil society initiatives have come together, which deal with questions of community made agriculture and sustainable nutrition, with the participatory design of our living space, with animal- assisted pedagogy as well as with artistic, artisanal and social approaches for sustainable development.
Today, the "Kleine Stadt Farm – Verein zur Förderung des Gemeinwohls" is an association of about 20 ecological and social organizations and cultural workers, in which about 500 people are participating. The community farm is jointly managed, played on and cultivated – with great commitment on a voluntary basis. The offer and the previous activities are designed and implemented on a low-threshold level.
The Salettl at the community farm project was originally designed and built as an educational venue for organic farming. Today it is to become a cultural, educational and event center for sustainable development. With the help of artistic and cultural activities and offers, we want to create a place of exchange that takes up the great potential of the initiatives, activities and networks of the Kleine Stadt Farm for socially and ecologically sustainable development – to expand it and carry it beyond the community farm into the neighborhood, the district and the city.
The Salettl Residency Program will take place for the second time in 2023 and aims to offer artists the opportunity to enter into direct dialogue with the community of the Kleine Stadt Farm and the surrounding nature in order to develop a project on site. Both during and towards the end of the residency, there is the opportunity to present the artistic process and results and to engage in exchange with the local people.
The program is aimed at professional artists whose work demonstrates an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approach and addresses issues of social and environmental sustainability. The thematic focus of the residency is to tie in with "Utopia" - the annual theme of cultural activities in the district of Vienna-Donaustadt. We invite the artist to work on this main topic from different perspectives and to realize it artistically.
The Salettl Residency Program 2023 includes:
Residency from May 28 to June 25
Final presentation on June 24
Living and working space in the Salettl
Stipend of 1.700 €
The costs for travel, materials and meals have to be paid by the artists themselves.
The application is open to all interested artists regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. Families are explicitly invited to apply. Children are welcome at the Kleine Stadt Farm.
The artists live and work in the Salettl at the community farm, which is used the rest of the year as an event and cultural venue by the community. The 160 m2 area of the Salettl offers space to work, a separable living and sleeping area, a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi and a toilet with sink. The shower and washing machine are located in next door and are shared with the residents of the main house.
The community farmstead is located near the Lobau-Donauauen national park. People work at the site in different initiatives and projects. There are some animals living at the farm and there are outdoor swimming places. There is a good connection to the city via the U2 and bus lines, as well as an attractive bike path connection (Donauinsel, Prater). Groceries can be purchased directly at the farm, as well as in nearby supermarkets.
Groups and partners / family members
The grant is primarily designed for individual artists. Groups of artists can only be accommodated to a limited extent and pay an additional fee of 50 Euro per person.
Individual artists may bring their partners/family members. They pay an extra charge of 250 Euro per person. Children up to 12 years of age may be brought at no extra charge.
Unfortunately, the buildings of the community farmstead are very limited or not at all accessible for wheelchairs. There is no barrier-free toilet on the premises. Disabled artists with an interest in the residency are asked to contact us in advance.
Applications will be accepted by email only.
The deadline for applications is February 20, 2023.
Applications must include the following:
Contact information (name, address, email address, phone number, website/social media if applicable).
Meaningful portfolio (PDF)
Curriculum vitae (1 page)
Motivation and description of the project to be implemented during the residency incl. ideas for the presentation (1 page)
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the call in early March.
Relation to the theme "Utopia"
Reference to the community farm project Kleine Stadt Farm in Vienna, Donaustadt
Comprehensible presentation of the ideas for the presentation of the project
Please send applications (all in one single PDF file) and questions to:
Salettl from outside
Salettl garden area
National park Lobau
Lore, a resident on the community farmstead
Photos by: Nikolai Ritter, Klaus Bauernfeind, Julischka Stengele
Gefördert und ermöglicht durch den Bezirk Donaustadt
Sponsored and made possible by the district of Donaustadt