literature scholarship | Writer of the City of Graz


Deadline 31/03/2022

Call for applications for the “Writer of the City of Graz” scholarship for the period from September 1st, 2022 to August 31st, 2023.
Since 1997 the Cultural Department of the City of Graz is awarding the literary scholarship on the basis of a city council resolution.
In the sense of a literary – cultural exchange as well as the very consciously promoted contact with the Graz literary scene, the city of Graz provides the scholarship holder with an apartment in the Cerrini-Schlössl on the Schlossberg in Graz free of charge from September, 2022 to August, 2023 as part of this annual stay.
Deadline for applications: 31.03.2022
All papers have to be sent as PDF. Other formats will not be accepted.
Applications should be sent to:
The city of Graz awards the “Writer of the City of Graz” scholarship each year. It includes the provision of an apartment for free in the Cerrini-Schloessl on the Schlossberg, from September 1st of the year of awarding until August 31st of the following year, and a monthly allowance of EURO 1.300.
Basic requirements
– cultural interest in and linguistic affinity to Graz
– basic German language ability
– at least one autonomous literary publication (no private publishing); five published
texts in magazines or anthologies; or two already broadcast or published radio plays;
or one stage play already performed at a theatre or published
– cooperativeness for a dialog between literature and the local urban environment
– 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
For further information please see this website.
The following links lead to the application guidelines in German and English:
For your questions please contact:
Konrad Stachl
Cultural Office of the City of Graz
Stigergasse 2 (Mariahilfer Platz), 2nd floor, A-8020 Graz
Phone: +43/316/872-4924
fax: +43/316/872-4909