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Who: International and Austrian artists

Discipline(s): visual arts / literature / dance / performance / illustration ...

Residency duration: 1 - 30 June, 2024

Scholarship: € 1.800,- and combined studio and living space  

Application period: 1 - 25 February, 2024

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 third time in 2024 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. At the end of the residency, the residency outcomes should be presented during a public event. Additionally, a talk format provides the opportunity to engage with the local community, discussing the artistic process and the outcomes of the residency.


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 connected to "Expand Boundaries", the annual theme of cultural activities in the Vienna-Donaustadt district. We invite the artist to work on this main topic from different perspectives and to realize it artistically. 


The Salettl Residency Program 2024 includes:

  • Residency from 1 June to 30 June 2024

  • Final presentation on 29 June 2024

  • Living and working space in the Salettl

  • Stipend of 1.800 €


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, shower and washing machine on the premises.

Application process

  • The deadline for applications: 25 February, 2024; 23:59 (CET)

  • Applications can only be accepted via the online form.

  • The following documents must be uploaded to the form: 

  • informative portfolio (max. 5 projects that represent your work)

  • CV (max. one page)

  • motivation and description of the project (max. one page)

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the call at the end of March.


In case of technical problems with the online submission, please contact us.


Selection criteria

  • Relation to the theme „Expand boundaries“

  • Reference to the community farm project Kleine Stadt Farm in Vienna, Donaustadt

  • Comprehensible presentation of the ideas for the presentation of the project

  • Artistic quality



Applications can only be accepted via the online form.

Copyright_ Klaus Bauernfeind

Salettl indoors


Salettl garden area


National park Lobau

Copyright_ Klaus Bauernfeind

Salettl from outside


Farmstead area


Lore, a resident of the communal farm

Photos: Nikolai Ritter, Klaus Bauernfeind, Julischka Stengele



Gefördert und ermöglicht durch den Bezirk Donaustadt

Sponsored and made possible by the district of Donaustadt


Gefördert von der Stadt Wien Kultur

Sponsored by the City of Vienna Culture

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