Open Call for Artists from Germany

K.A.I.R. – Košice Artist in Residence with the support of Goethe – Institut in Slovakia invites artists based in Germany to apply for three-month residency in Košice, Slovakia.

Application deadline: March 31st, 2017 / 18:00

Who are we looking for?

K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence is international Artist-in-Residence-program for the artists from all over the world and out of all artistic disciplines and expressions. K.A.I.R. is strongly focused on the creation of international cooperation between the Slovak and foreign artists and art organizations.

We are searching for the projects dealing with the issues of living in the digital culture. Most of us are almost constantly surrounded by technology. Profiles, walls, tweets, tags, likes. Everyday we share our pictures and thoughts with our friends online and consume pictures and thoughts of others. We use several apps and gadgets to make our lives more easy or fun. But who else has the access to the information and what do we share alongside with that nice picture on our wall?

Within the residency, we would like to observe the issue of data. We leave the traces with every step in the digital world. By using the social media, online shopping, watching videos or just googling. How can this data be used and analyzed and by whom? Who can control them? We welcome applications from the artists, curators, and researchers working on the topics of privacy, hacking, security, cyber ethics, policy, metadata, data analysis, social media interaction, and flow of the information.

What we provide

Three-month residency in Kosice, Eastern Slovakia (September – November 2017)

Free accommodation and studio

Honorarium 2100 €

Travel costs maximum 300 €

Production and PR support

What we demand

We are searching for artists, curators and researchers based in Germany, who are working with the issues connected with digital culture: privacy, hacking, security, cyber ethics, policy, metadata, data analysis, social media interaction, and flow of the information.

Only individuals are eligible to apply for the residency.

One presentation during the residency (Open Studios Night) and final presentation/exhibition at the end of the residency.

Compulsory attendance

The completed application no larger than 2 MB must consist of three PDF files, all written in English:
PDF no.1: Project proposal: We would like to know your motivation and the basic ideas for your project.
PDF no.2: Portfolio: The works you consider as most relevant to the topic. (maximum 10 pages)
PDF no.3: Curriculum Vitae


Application deadline: March 31st, 2017/ 18:00
Date of results: April 21st, 2017

Contact to host organization K.A.I.R. Management: Zuzana Kotiková – / +421915078489
Online: (official website),

The residency is supported by Goethe – Institut and Creative Industry Košice.