1 - 3 months
Paid by host 

Accommodation, work space. For a limited number of residents: scholarships, refund travelling costs and production material.

Paid by artist 

Living expenses, travel costs, health insurance.

Application guidelines 

To apply please send:

  • Curriculum Vitae – Please send a short CV including your name, address, phone, email along with educational and exhibition background
  • Letter of motivation and objectives – Briefly describe your motivation to come to Maribor and the projects you want to realise during your stay
  • Examples of current works with artist`s statement (file format: GIF, JPG or TIFF / file size: total files no larger than 10 MB / image size: 1000 pixels / image resolution: 72 dpi)

to: [email protected]

The participants are going to be chosen by a jury of renown Maribor artists or art producers concidering the following criteria:

  • coherence with the theme and city,
  • originality of the content,
  • degree of feasibility,
  • communicativeness,
  • possibility of integration with Maribor art scene.


latest one for the 2013 open call - check the guestroom website for current info




Pekarna Magdalenske Mreže has, in collaboration with MKC Maribor and Maribor 2012, established a new Maribor residency platform – Maribor GuestRoom.
The aims are:
- Opening Maribor for foreign guest artists
- Initiating long lasting connections of the art scene of Maribor with the international art scene
- Establishing Maribor as a city of research, incubator of new ideas

For the first two years, the topic of the residency program was Maribor, its culture and its identity. Therefore the aim of every residency is also presentation of the work – production, work in progress, installation, action, that rethinks and reacts on Maribor situation: industrial - post-industrial, rural – urban, socialistic – post-capitalistic, intimate – political, private – public space, hidden – visible, innovation – rigidity.



Accommodation Information 

Apartments with kitchen


Maribor is the second biggest town in Slovenia, in last 5-6 decades known for its industry and industrial culture, renowned technical faculties, textile industry and wine. There is an active art scene in the city, multimedia, music, performing, visual, which can compare to the Europe finest and has also gained its international acknowledgment.


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