Story of KAIR

International artist-in-residence program K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence was implemented in 2011 as one of the key projects within the frame of “European Capital of Culture” by the NGO “Kosice 2013”. After the European Capital of Culture year, the NGO transformed to Creative Industry Košice, an organization, where K.A.I.R. had stable ground to develop the international activities and network of partners. In 2016, KAIR became an independent association.

The residency program is for artists from all over the world and out of all artistic disciplines and expressions. We give them the possibility to work in the inspiring environment of Košice’s singular cultural surrounding to realize art projects, collaborate with the agile local art scene and present themselves to the local and national public.

We choose artists based on open calls in cooperation with our international partners. Until now, we have sent and invited artist from different countries like e.g. Poland, Germany, Georgia, Ukraine or Japan. We can host 3 artist at the same time to encourage exchange and  support the dialogue between different scenes. In Kosice, we provide accommodation, studios, financial and production support.