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Artist Wanted In Pilsen, Czech Republic

OPEN A.i.R. Artist in Residence Program in the DEPO2015 Creative Zone is inviting artists of all genres and from all over the world to live and work in the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Date of residency: August 2018 – November 2019. The artist would choose the period of his/her residency, however the residency time frame has to be approved by the coordinators. 

Number of participants: up to 2 at the same time, the artist can come with a companion.

Profile of the resident: Artist who wants to develop his/her project in the DEPO2015 Creative Zone, artist that is looking for private space to concentrate for his/her artwork. A collaboration and contribution with his/her ideas and know how to the organization is very welcome. Searching for open-minded artists that would settle our modest studios and rooms with their ideas and creations. Positive impact on local scene/inhabitants/city area.

There is no special requirement of the genre of the art project, but the OPEN A.i.R. programme focuses mainly on visual arts, new media and topics of recycling and DIY approach. Giving preferences to design, graphic design, digital and interactive art.

Language: English or Czech 

Applications including CV (in a tabular form with an overview of past exhibitions, etc.), portfolio of recent works (up to 5 different projects) and cover letter should be sent not later than one month before the start of the residency project to Markéta Vacovská on

We will make the decision within two weeks after receiving the application.

Conditions of the residency:
The OPEN A.i.R. programme currently resides at the DEPO2015 Creative Zone, with facilities such as combined flat and studio for artists, one atelier for performers and other spaces for the final presentations of residents. The artists can also use machines and the masters‘ craftsmanship in the open workshop Makerspace situated right at DEPO2015. There is also a darkroom for photographers, screen printing machine, 3D printing machine.

live&work space €350 / per one month

  • the space is located in the courtyard of DEPO2015
  • all in one building
  • 5 x 4,9m, height 2,6m
  • quiet, sunny space
  • equipped with 2 beds, work desk
  • Internet access
  • WC and shower
  • kitchen (2,6 x 4,5m, height 2,6m)

private room + atelier >  €320 / per one month

  • room and atelier are located in DEPO2015 (in different buildings)
  • room about 18m2, atelier about 20m2
  • room is fully equipped with 2 beds, work desk
  • Internet access
  • WC, shower
  • fridge and cooker with a hotplate in the room

It is also possible to use all the workspaces in DEPO2015 for the fee of 10€/hour (the fee is for the assistance and the consultation of our masters) or 2€/hour for basic use without the assistance, during the opening hours). We have there fab lab, sewing lab, makerspace (work with metal, wood...), graphic studio, screen printing studio and darkroom for photographers.

Curatorial and production support is provided for free.

Presentation of artist work/workshops are arranged on case-by-case basis.

Be sure that everything is up to the mutual agreement. We want you to feel comfortable and free to work in the DEPO2015. Therefore do not hesitate to contact us for further details.

DEPO2015 is an outcome of the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project. The heart of DEPO2015 is The Centre for Creative Enterprise which connects culture with business and creative industries. The depot is a place where both start-ups and established companies reside, work, create, present and trade. A community of creative people with great ideas and the ambition to realise them has the opportunity to go through a process of incubation, i.e. to kick-start their business plan with the assistance and mentoring of professionals from the culture and creative industries, they can use a shared working space, an open workshop to make prototypes or rent a studio or an office. DEPO2015 is also an open cultural space which is needed for the development of new ideas, and it increases the attractiveness of the place for the people who reside, work and create at DEPO2015 as well as the general public. Exhibitions are held here as well as performing arts events and interesting meet ups.


OPEN A.i.R.: www.depo2015/openair

Markéta Vacovská, Local coordinator of the Open A.i.R. programme,