OPEN CALL for Slovak Artists – Izmir, Turkey

Deadline: May 31st, 2019

K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence and Hayy Open Space invite visual artists from Slovakia to take part in the two-months residency in Izmir, Turkey.

Application deadline: May 31st, 2019

Results: June 17th, 2019

Hayy Open Space is an independent nonprofit art space in the Piyaleoğlu Inn in Kemeraltı, İzmir. Taking contemporary art as its main focus, Hayy organizes exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, and readings concentrating on a practice of collective thinking and creating within different disciplines. Aiming to create a space for creation, not consumption and for listening and experiencing rather than lecturing.

Hayy imagines a space where constructive minds, collectives, initiatives, and creators existing in cities thought to be outside of the art and culture centers can come together. Its structure is one that can house various subjects, such as visual art, architecture, literature, film, writing, critique, artists rights and botany, and those who are interested in these subjects and those who want to share their knowledge. Hayy is motivated by connection and communal creation. Hayy Open Space is undisciplined space, open to all disciplines that touch upon art and sharing.

Instagram: @hayyopenspace

K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence is an international Artist-in-Residence programme for 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 cooperations between the Slovak and foreign artists and art organizations. Since 2011, artists have the possibility to work in the inspiring environment of Kosice`s singular cultural surrounding to realize art projects, collaborate with the agile local art scene and present themselves to the local and national public. K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence also provides opportunities to Slovak artists to travel for residencies within the cooperation with the project partners.

For the residency in Izmir, we are searching for a visual artist from Slovakia, who would like to work on the site-specific project reflecting the environment of the city. The artist should be open to collaboration with local artists. Only individuals are eligible to apply for the residency.


What KAIR provides to the artist from Slovakia:

– Two months residency in Izmir, Turkey:October 4th – November 11th 2019

– Free accommodation and studio

– Honorarium 1200€

– Travel costs maximum 300€

– Production and PR support


The application should consist of three PDF:

  • portfolio with selected works (max. 10 pages)
  • motivation letter: please describe your motivation to take part in the residency and the ideas or topics you would like to work with during the residency (max. 1 page)
  • a short biography with basic information (Name, Address, Email, Website).


Application deadline: May 31st, 2019

Results: June 17th, 2019

If you have any questions about the open call or residency, please contact Petra Housková:

The project is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.