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Open call for Serbian artists

OPEN A.i.R. – Artist in Residence Program, as a legacy programme of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 and Plants AiR (Novi Sad, Serbia) are announcing an open call for Serbian artists.

Date of residency: 23 October – 4 December 2017 (6 weeks in total)

Number of participants: 1

Profile of the resident: artist living and working in Novi Sad or ‘Zone 021’ (municipalities of Irig, Beočin, and Sremski Karlovci), Serbia. We look for artists who work in the fields of visual art, design, interactive and digital installation in public space. Good command in English, both spoken and written, is necessary.   

Residency assignment and goal:
The artist will work in the creative zone DEPO2015 in the city of Pilsen. You can find more information about the site below in the open call. We want artist to create site-specific artwork which will address the topic of art in public space.

During the residency, the artist will take part in at least two public events. The first one will be a workshop / artist talk / informal meeting with fellow artists and/or broad public (to be decided together with the artists). The second one is final presentation of his/her work at the end of the residency. The outcome of the residency may be presented during the BLIK BLIK festival of light and art in public space in March 2018 and should be interactive and/or digital installation.


The organiser of the residency will provide:

  • Transport (up to €250)
  • Accommodation
  • Material and technical equipment required for the residency (up to €1000)
  • Honorarium (€650 gross)
Accommodation for residents:
The resident will be accommodated in the flat, which is located within the creative zone DEPO2015. This includes one room with a small kitchen, bathroom, toilet and a storage room.

Applications including CV, portfolio (up to 10 selected projects) and cover letter commenting on artistic intention and describing the interactivity of the art project and relationship to the public space (all in English) should be sent no later than September 1st, 2017 to Residents will be chosen by a specialist jury by September 15th, 2017.   

Note: In your cover letter please indicate how you would like to fulfill the aforementioned residency assignment and goal by your artistic production. Please mention how you would like to approach the topic of the residency, and the ideas you would like to target during the residency. Let us know what motivates you to come to live and work in Pilsen.   

The DEPO2015 is a lively space where culture meets with business. The main aim is to support creative industries. The DEPO2015 Creative Zone is a sustainable outcome of the Pilsen - European Capital of Culture 2015 project. At the former bus depot, you can find an open workshop called Makerspace offering a co-working space, interactive exhibitions, a café, a community garden, offices for hire, art studios, a space for artistic residencies and a hall for concerts, conferences and theatre shows.

This residency could happen thanks to the kind support of the City of Pilsen.

For more information check:
...or contact:
OPEN AIR / DEPO2015 - contact person Tereza Svášková:   
Plants AiR - contact persons
Petr Šimon:, and
Vladimir Radmanović: