GuestRoomMaribor: Open call to artists

Due to newly acquired studio apartments in Vetrinjski dvor, located in the old town centre, we are publishing an open call for residence in Maribor, Slovenia, to foreign artists. The applicants can be artists in the fields of visual, performing, musical, literary and intermedia arts.

Two studio apartments, sized 96 m² and 76 m², are available. They contain a kitchenette, a bathroom and a sleeping unit.

The preferred time of residence is one month. The residence can start 7 days after publishing this open call and the deadline to end the residence is 31st December 2014.

We offer:
–    studio apartment,
–    presentation of the artist to local audience / Meet the artist,
–    presentation of results during residence / Project presentation,
–    support in terms of organisation, production and documentation,
–    refunding of travel expenses (up to 300 EUR),
–    refunding of production expenses (up to 400 EUR),
–    scholarship up to 200 EUR.

We require:
–    an open studio at least once during the residence,
–    cooperation with art institutions in Maribor,
–    preparation and completion of at least one workshop (preferred but optional),
–    presence on Meet the artist,
–    presence on Project presentation.

Applicants can apply here.
Portfolio (pdf) and photographed material can be sent to with subject: GRM 2014 – your name.

Our intention:
–    to contribute to Maribor’s openness to foreign artists,
–    to increase permanent connection between Maribor and international art scene,
–    to establish Maribor as a city of exploration and incubation of new ideas.

The jury:
Hosting artists will be chosen upon the following criteria:
–    original concept,
–    feasibility of the project,
–    communicability of the project,
–    possibility of cooperation with the local art scene.

Members of the jury:
Visual arts: Petra Kapš, curator, essayist and writer.
Literature: Petra Kolmančič, poet, editor and producer.
Performing arts: Rene Maurin, director and screenwriter.
Intermedia arts and music: Marko Ornik, producer, intermedia artist.
Interventions in public space and community arts: Borut Wenzel, designer.

For more information write to

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