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 of the year of awarding until 31 August of the following year, and a monthly allowance of 1,100 Euro. The Kulturvermittlung Steiermark will supervise the guest in consultation with the City of Graz-Department for Cultural Affairs.
The intention is to promote writers who show innovative ability and examination of current subject matters, quality in aesthetic and linguistic terms, authenticity and artistic independence. The residence in Graz should contribute to cultural exchange and interaction with the local literature scene. The scholarship holders explicitly agree to stay in Graz for at least eight months during this period.
Writers who already have been 'Writers of the City of Graz' in the past cannot apply again for this scholarship.
The submission deliberately does not provide any regional restrictions for the applicants, in order to make intercultural discourse between European and non-European writers possible.
Posted to News on 31 Jan 2018.