Open Call for Ukrainian Artist – Košice, Slovakia

Deadline: January 31st, 2020

K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in residence and NAZAR VOITOVYCH ART RESIDENCE invite visual artists from Ukraine to take part in the two-months residency in Košice, Slovakia.

For the residency in Košice, we are searching for a visual or interdisciplinary artist from Ukraine, who would like to deal with the theme of Interconnectedness which highlights the need for contemporary society to be aware of its links with the environment beyond its own region, state or nation, but also beyond the human species. On the one hand, it is the impact of rich regions on developing countries on environmental, economic and political issues. On the other hand, focusing on anthropocentric humanism leads to the creation of a line between humans and animals. 

The artistic project that we will select through the open call should reflect some of the related issues through visual art or its overlap into scientific disciplines, sound art, new media or performance:
What do we need to do to ensure the rights of all, including animals?
What can we do to protect this generation and the next generation?
How should we consider setting up personal values?
How should government, institutions, law or international relations respond?
At the same time, we are also interested in individual experience and emotional impact – fear and anxiety, ecological grief, etc.


Application deadline:

January 31st, 2020

Results: February 17th, 2020

Only individuals are eligible to apply for the residency.



K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence is an international Artist-in-Residence program 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 surroundings 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


The NAZAR VOITOVYCH ART RESIDENCE is an educational and artistic center with workshops, recreation rooms and exhibition hall in the small village of Travneve, of Zbarazh district, Ternopil region. NVAiR opened in 2017 with the aim to support the artistic creation and the development of the local community. The program was founded in honor of Nazar Voitovich, the youngest hero of the Heavenly Hundred, who was born and raised in the village, studied design at college, planned to study at the Academy of Arts.


The residency space works as an open art studio with:

The artistic residency acts in the interests of young talented Ukrainian artists (providing scholarships for the living and creating works of art) and in the interests of the local community (communication with foreign artists, curriculum and the place of the active cell formation). Along with it, the residency program has its priorities in the introduction of innovative, ecological and economic technologies through culture, learning through practice and communication and the development of mobility of ideas and people. The organization provides support for the professional growth of young talented Ukrainian artists and communication with the world art market.


What KAIR provides to the artist from Ukraine:

  • Eight weeks residency in Kosice, Eastern Slovakia: 2th March – 26th April 2019
  • Free accommodation and studio
  • Honorarium 1200€
  • Travel costs maximum 200€
  • Production and PR support

 What we expect from an artist

  • Participation during the Open Studios Night to introduce himself/herself to the local audience.
  • One individual presentation or workshop during the residency.
  • Final presentation/exhibition at the end of the residency.
  • Compulsory attendance.

 The application should consist of three PDF in English

  • 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)
  • Curriculum Vitae with basic information (Name, Address, Email, Website).


NVAiR: Naazar Voitivich Art Residence:

Management: Liudmyla Nychai,


K.A.I.R. – Košice Artist in Residence:

Management: Petra Housková,