MAK Schindler Scholarship Program / MAK Center Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program



Application deadline:

16 August 2022 CET (Vienna)

Postmark; please do not send anything by registered mail. No submission at the MAK Porter’s Lodge. Please note that applications by e-mail and data transfer are not possible.

Applications are to be sent to the following address: 

MAK Schindler Scholarship Program 
Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program 
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
Stubenring 5 
1010 Vienna 
Contact: Bärbel Vischer (Coordinator of the MAK Schindler Scholarship Program)
T +43 1 711 36-246, F +43 1 711 36-252 
Awarding of Scholarships: 
The decision will be made by an international jury. All applicants will be notified in writing of the jury's decision. The application material submitted can be collected at the MAK after the jury’s meeting only by appointment or will be returned by mail.
Applicants should include no documents or originals indispensable to them since the material will be required at the MAK until approximately two months after the jury meeting. The MAK will not be liable for any damages or losses. 
Application Criteria: 
  • freelance artist or 
  • fine arts or architecture students at a university (who have completed the “2. Studienabschnitt”) or 
  • architects or artists who have just graduated 
The scholarship is also open to teams (of up to 3 persons). All members of the team have to be present in L.A. for six months. Teams have to name a contact responsible for its members.
As the scholarship is aimed at providing the prerequisites for the realization of certain projects, the Mackey Apartments will only be made available to the scholarship holders; family members (spouse, partner, children), relatives, and friends can only be accommodated for the limited period of two weeks during the duration of the scholarship. The visits have to be permitted beforehand by Jia Yi Gu, Director MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.
Eligibility for a MAK Schindler scholarship is excluded if the applicant has been granted or will be granted another scholarship in the USA immediately before or after the MAK scholarship or if the data form is incomplete or additional material required for the application is lacking. 
The scholarship: 
The scholarship amounts to six monthly rates of 1,400 US dollars in total and includes the holder’s travel expenses for one round-trip flight ticket of 1,300 US dollars at the most, which is also the amount granted in the case of teams. The flights are booked by the scholarship holders; the costs will be refunded upon arrival by the MAK Center. It is important to ensure that arrival and departure take place on the start and end dates of the respective scholarship. All extra costs (health insurance for abroad, incidental accommodation expenses, phone, local fares, etc.) have to be paid from the scholarship. An apartment in the Mackey Apartments will be available for each Artist or Architect-in-Residence respectively the team. 
Duration and Time of Residency:
Gruppe LIII: 4 April 2023 – 19 September 2023 (2 artists, 1 architect)
Gruppe LIV: 3. Oktober 2023 – 19. März 2024 (2 artists, 1 architect)
Mackey Apartments 
1137 South Cochran Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles 
Schindler House 
835 North Kings Road 
West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA 
T +1 323 651 1510, F +1 323 651 2340 
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
Stubenring 5 
1010 Vienna
T +43 1 711 36-246, F +43 1 711 36-252