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

Information and Competition Criteria

Application deadline

30 March 2020 CET (Vienna)
(postmark or personal submission at the MAK Porter's Lodge, please do not send anything by registered mail).
Please note that applications by e-mail 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

or they may be submitted in person to:
MAK Porter's Lodge, for the attention of Bärbel Vischer
Weiskirchnerstraße 1
1010 Vienna
(daily 8 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Awarding of Scholarships

The decision will be made by an international jury to be nominated in February 2020.
All applicants will be notified in writing of the jury's decision, probably in May 2020.
The application material submitted can be collected at the MAK after the jury’s meeting only by appointment or will be returned by mail at the latest starting from July 2020.

Applicants should include no documents or originals indispensable to them since the material will be required at the MAK until June 2020. 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 Priscilla Lovat Fraser, 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 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. 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

approximately 6 months each
Group 1: 2 October 2020–19 March 2021 (2 artists, 1 architect)
Group 2: 5 April–17 September 2021 (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