The main goal of the residency is for it to be used as a source of inspiration. Furthermore, the prize winner is given the opportunity to establish new contacts and expand his/her network. Apart from the exhibition, no further assignments are connected with the stay.
The awardee can therefore freely choose his or her conceptual focus and may also exhibit existing works from the previous five years at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The exhibition may also have a discursive, site-specific and/or participatory format.