Edges and Curves

Covid-19 project grant 2021 of the Ernst Krenek Institute

In the spirit of Ernst Krenek, who was versatile and actively creative in greatly varied fields, the Ernst Krenek Institute announces a Covid-19 project grant of 2,000 Euros. Through the awarding of the grant, an artist will receive support in the current crisis situation, and the development of new artistic works will be stimulated. Eligible are artists in all fields with their main residence in Austria. The only stipulation is that the submitted project must have a connection to the life and/or work of Ernst Krenek.

Ernst Krenek often combined contrasting elements in his personality, his thinking, and his works. For this year’s grant, we proffer this contrariety as an inspiration for the development of projects. Excerpts from two very different texts show Krenek as a composer who reflects upon his craft in a strictly methodical manner, and as a creator of stage works in which he positions himself as a commentator on the social and political issues of his time. The excerpts from “Musik und Mathematik” (1937) and “Circling my Horizons” (1974) can be downloaded here

Or perhaps the “Edges and Curves” of the illustrated items from the Kreneks’ household are an inspiration?

Further information about Ernst Krenek can also be found on our website

To be submitted are:

  • an anonymized description of a specific artistic project that will be realized with the aid of the grant (no name should appear in the document or in the title of the document)
  • a curriculum vitae including an account of one’s artistic career up to now

Submission deadline: 15 July 2021. Project submissions that arrive after this deadline cannot be considered.

Selection process:
The project will be judged and selected by the management team of the Ernst Krenek Institute according to the following criteria: creativity / originality / feasibility.
The results will be announced by 30 July 2021. This is a voluntary assistance to which no legal right shall be constituted.

After acceptance, the project is to be finished by 15 November 2021. 75% of the amount will be transferred upon accepance, 25% after completion.

Usage of funds:
The grant is bound to the realization of the project. The designated usage of funds is to be verified by means of a short project report as well as pictorial and sound material, according to the type of project, and after consultation with the Ernst Krenek Institute.
The project will be publicized on the website as well as the social media platforms and the Newsletter of the Ernst Krenek Institute.

Data protection:
Your personal data will be used for the purpose of processing your submission and for the handling of the grant. Your information will not be passed on to third parties.
Please see our privacy statement for further information

With the submission of your documents, you accept our privacy statement.

Please send your documents via e-mail to office@krenek.com or by post to:

Ernst Krenek Institut Privatstiftung
Dr. Karl Dorrek Straße 30
3500 Krems, Austria

For further information and questions, please contact:


Portrait Clemens Zoidl

Mag. Clemens Zoidl

Scholary and Artistic head / Head of Archive +43 660 3053378
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