Accommodation and workspace; artist fee of 700 EUR; coverage of production costs up to 300 EUR.
The application should be written in the English language. This call is open to artists whose permanent residency is outside of Slovenia. Slovenian citizens cannot apply for this program. Basic working knowledge of English is required. You can find the application form on their website. The application is free of charge.
GuestRoomMaribor artist-in-residence program was established in 2011 by Pekarna Magdalenske mreže (henceforth PMM) – a non-governmental organization focused on independent cultural production in Maribor, Slovenia. PMM is established as a creative and emancipatory physical and mental space used for production, promotion and and informal education in the fields of art, culture, youth work, civil society and active citizenship. The organization’s activity is defined by the conceptual field of informal culture, subculture, deinstitutionalized culture, counter-culture, independent culture and urban culture, as well as social movements. In the context of contemporary art practices, PMM represents an important generator of non-institutional and independent art practices; it encourages socially engaged art, hybrid and experimental artistic expressions and approaches.
The GuestRoomMaribor artist-in-residence program has a strong professional network, which includes local independent curators, cultural producers (individuals or organizations) and alternative production spaces. It is also well connected with the emerging scene of art theorists, art critics from Maribor and Ljubljana.
Free accommodation (one of the two studio apartments 96 m2 and 76m2, located in the core of the old city center, each equipped with a kitchenette, a bathroom, and a sleeping area), floor heating.
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.