2023/2024 IAS CEU Artist/Writer in Residence Program (up to €2,000)

Last Updated on July 19, 2022

IAS CEU Artist/Writer in Residence Program

Since 2015, the Artist in Residence Program defines one of the Institute’s core programs and is integral part of its activities.

IAS CEU offers annually one Writer in Residence fellowship and one Visual/New Media Artist in Residence fellowship to provide selected artists with opportunities to conceptualize and create new works while providing the fellow community with opportunities for meaningful interaction with artists working in various fields. These two residential fellowships (up to 5 months each with a minimum stay of 3 months) are offered on a competitive basis to internationally established as well as emerging artists, in creative writing (from poetry and prose to drama, screen and playwriting) and in the visual arts, including new media art (from painting to filming and from digital art to computer graphics to interactive art).

They seek artists who will be able to work independently, have a solid plan of work for their fellowship period and are ready to engage with the intellectual life at the Institute and the university. Artists in residence are expected to participate in the academic life of the community of IAS Fellows, which includes participation in the weekly Fellows’ seminar and a presentation of their own artistic or literary work.


  • A net allowance of EUR 2,000 per month + accommodation at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse and/or office space at IAS CEU premises as available, either of which may serve as a studio, limited equipment and technical support from the CEU Media Lab. They encourage all applicants for the visual artist fellowship to inquire about existing facilities and technology available.
  • Awarded fellows are responsible for their own travel arrangements and health insurance. Fellowships may start in October 2023. Fellows are required to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship.


Applications are expected from writers and artists who:

  • hold a relevant university degree;
  • preferably are actively involved in related artistic and academic fields;
  • have a solid portfolio of artistic projects or writings;
  • show potential to deepen and grow their creative practice;
  • demonstrate ability to engage with the IAS community;
  • are fluent in English.


Step 1: Prepare your application package: create one pdf file no larger than 12 MB containing all your application documents. The name of the pdf file should contain your last name, first name and the type of fellowship you are applying for in the following format: Doe, Jane_ AIR_Writer.pdf or Doe, Jane_ AIR_Visual-Media_Artist.pdf

Your application package should contain the following documents:

  • Cover letter indicating how the fellowship is beneficial for the artistic project (max. 3 pages)
  • Abstract of the project (max. 400 words)
  • For visual/media/new media artists: Project plan which describes a concrete project that can be developed while in residence, identifying any technical support needed (max. 1,500 words, not counting references; possible additional video material)
  • For writers: Work plan while in residence (max. 1,500 words, not counting references)
  • CV (max. 4 pages), including a list of published works and/or portfolio (the selection committee might request samples at a later stage)

Step 2: Complete the application form

Step 3: As a final step, upload your application package (pdf file), and submit your application.

Note that you cannot save your work and continue filling in the form at a later time, so you are asked to submit your application when you have all information and materials ready! Incomplete forms, or applications submitted in any other way than what is described in this Call will not be considered.

For more information, visit Artist/Writer in Residence Program.

Deadline: August 25, 2022

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