AIR ZVJEZDANE STAZE 24
OPEN CALL 24

OPEN CALL 24

Artist in Residence Programme Zvjezdane Staze

[Mijakovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina]

Open Call 2024

TIMELINE
  • 1
    April: OPEN CALL!

    Programme Announcement and Opening for Applications

  • 2
    20/05: Deadline

    Deadline for Submission

  • 3
    21-27/05: Selection Process

    Reviewing of Applications, Zoom Interviews with potential participants

  • 4
    28/05: Notification

    Notification of selected participants

ABOUT

 

The Artist in Residence Programme Zvjezdane Staze, together with VaClaF: Vareš Classic Festival, warmly invites artists working in the areas of contemporary music composition, electroacoustic/experimental music, sound art, music performance, as well as other artistic disciplines which address sonic aspects in one way or another, to apply for our 2024 residency!

Based on an ethos rooted in inclusivity and collaboration, our project aims to offer a creative and inspiring environment for participating artists. In essence, it is about establishing an Incubator of Ideas that could potentially have a far-reaching impact not only on the cultural and artistic development of the local community, but on the region as a whole.

 

RESIDENCY DETAILS

Duration*: July 3rd to September 30th, 2024 | medium-term residency project [90 days]
Location: Mijakovići, near the historic site of Bobovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina [Google Maps]
Number of Participants: Five Individual Artists and/or Artist Collectives (consisting of max. 5 persons)

*It is expected that residents spend approximately 70% of their time at the residency premises. 

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to artists residing in Culture Moves Europe Countries age 18 years and older. Detailed eligibility criteria: AiR Zvjezdane staze – OPEN CALL 24.pdf.

RESIDENCY OBJECTIVES

Artists are expected to create new works that may be premiered at the residency premises and the VaClaF: Vareš Classic Festival, engaging both local and international audiences. 

CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS

Our Artist in Residence Programme is situated in a region of great historical and cultural significance. In its immediate vicinity lies the medieval fortress of Bobovac, once a strategic stronghold and royal seat of medieval Bosnia, as well as several necropolises with medieval tombstones (called Stećci) which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have chosen two inscriptions [1. Stone of Varda, 2. Medulin] as a source of inspiration and encourage applications that embrace the freedom of artistic expression by conceptually exploring these aspects. For more information, see NEWS

WHAT WE OFFER

A platform to engage with internationally recognized professionals and mentors.
• An inspiring environment that promotes deep artistic exploration and the possibility to engage with both the local community and a broader international cultural scene.
• The opportunity to premiere new works at a major cultural event.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

• In accordance with the Culture Moves Europe Programme, participants will receive a total amount of €2250 (a daily stipend of €25).
• Accommodation is provided by the residency host.
There is a 350 resp. €700 travel allowance available, as well as a €80 financial support for visa expenses and various Top-Ups (see details).

FACILITIES AND ENVIROMENT

The residency is hosted in a renovated traditional Bosnian house equipped with modern amenities, including a piano, a multilingual library, an audio library, a multi-channel sound system, a music studio and a small atelier.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Short biography (max. one A4 page, pdf)
• Portfolio: Current work samples relevant to your artistic discipline (Scores, Audio/Video Links, Website, etc.)
• A Short Statement detailing your interest in this residency and your expectations (max. 1500 words, pdf).
• A Concept Proposal for the new work you intend to develop during your stay (max. 3000 words, pdf).

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be submitted via our official E-Mail: opencall24@zvjezdanestaze.ba
All applications will be reviewed by AiRZS Core Team. Please make sure to include all required documents and proposal details as per the application guidelines!
• For detailed information on eligibility, facilities, and the application process, please visit our website or contact us directly via opencall24@zvjezdanestaze.ba

Deadline for Applications: May 20, 2024!

For further inquiries, please contact: info@zvjezdanestaze.ba

More information: www.zvjezdanestaze.ba

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