English, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
4 weeks
Paid by host:

Staff Member assistance in projects and finding materials
Art House/Volkovo Project Space utilities
Access to basic hand tools
Variety of reclaimed materials for projects
Organization of Open Studios Event at the end of each month ( invitations, snacks, drinks )
A guided tour of the neighbourhood and the city centre (as a group or individual depending on the arrival of the residents)
Unlimited supply of seasonal fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables from our garden
Basic herbs and spices for the kitchen
2-3 group home-cooked traditional meals prepared by our staff
Participation in a sustainable lifestyle
Transportation to and from the airport or bus terminal
Transportation to and from Volkovo Project Space
Organization and transportation for group trips: (Possible destinations include Canyon Matka; Zebjarnik Monument; Kokino Observatory, Katlanovo natural thermal bath, Ohrid Lake etc.)

Paid by artist:

The current fee for attending the residency program is 500 Euro for individuals per month with

Private studio (13sq. meters or 20sq. meters)
Private bedroom (single bed, closet space, pillows, linens, towels, blankets) in a shared family-style living area

​For collaborative groups of 2 persons, the fee is 450 Euro per person per month with:

Large Shared studio
Shared bedroom (2 single beds, closet space, pillows, linens, towels, blankets) in a shared family-style living area

Materials for studio practice
Travel expenses to Skopje
Food/meals not from our gardens
Any personal travel in and around the city
Accommodations during any group trip to Ohrid

Application guidelines:

Applicants in the following fields are eligible to apply: drawing, printmaking (linocut and woodcut), painting, mixed media, new media, digital photography, bookmaking arts, sculpture/installation, performance/video art, interdisciplinary arts, literature, socially engaged practice and cultural research.

Open to All emerging (must have completed undergraduate degree or experience equivalent to that) and mid-career artists.

Applicants can be writers, individual artists and collaborative teams with a maximum of 2 members. Members of a group shall provide previous collaboration work samples and each member’s CV or resume.

Applicants must have a working knowledge of English. Knowledge of Serbian, Croatian, or Macedonian is a plus, but not required.
All applicants must download and complete the application form available on the application page.
Visual artists should submit no more than 10 images or 2-3 image stills per video.
All images submitted must be in JPEG format and no larger than 1MB and placed in a single folder.
Images should be labelled with a number, last name, and first name (ex. 01_Doe_John)

Applications for writers, individual artists and collaborative groups of 2 can be found at and can be returned to our email: [email protected]
Images should have a corresponding image list with details about the images (title, medium, size, year).
All videos should be submitted using an URL to a website or other online locations for viewing. Maximum of 4 videos.
Work should not be older than 5 years.
Writers should submit a maximum of 2 separate works not longer than 5000 words each.
All word documents must be saved as a . PDF.

Applicants must fully complete the application to be considered for participation in residency.
Applications and additional info should be submitted via email by the deadlines

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Brashnar Creative Project is a non-profit association for contemporary interdisciplinary art and ecological development, which aims to engage directly in the support and creation of an environment for contemporary artistic expression and the development of an ecologically sustainable community for the purpose of enriching and conserving Macedonian culture.

As an artist-led project, Brashnar Creative Project aims to directly influence the process of decentralization of the arts and culture in Skopje. Introducing the possibilities of contemporary artistic practices to the local and surrounding neighbourhood for gaining new perspectives and knowledge further strengthens the bond between Brashnar Creative Project and the community.


This is a self-directed, process-based residency with no obligation or expectation to complete a body of work, but artists are expected to engage with the community during Open Studio events organized by Brashnar that take place the last week of each month.

Studio Information

The studio area of the house includes:

  • 4 private studios (three are 140 square feet (13 square meters) and one is 220 square feet (20 square meters) with 7-foot (2.2 meters) high walls.)
  • 1 shared studio (420 square feet or 40 square meters with 10-foot or 3 meters high walls)
  • The studios are outfitted with worktables, chairs, easels, drawing boards, storage areas and clamp lights.
  • Hand tools (Power hand tools are available upon request.)
  • Work clothes and studio rugs
  • Re-usable material (variety of paper, used bicycle tubes, glass, wire, cardboard, various old metal objects, thread, yarn, plastic containers etc.)
  • A bathroom
  • Small kitchen with an outdoor or common area for coffee/tea.
  • An outside area around the house to be used as an open-air studio or as an installation space.
Accommodation Information

The Art House consists of 3 separate levels with privacy fences, outdoor community areas
and a small herb garden.

The living area of the house includes:

  • 6 private bedrooms (residents are provided with a bed, linens, pillows, blankets and towels.)
  • 2 and half baths with washing machines for resident use.
  • 2 fully equipped kitchens stocked with basic staples, seasonal vegetables, fruit and fresh herbs from our gardens.
  • 2 community rooms
  • 4 balconies

Friends or family are able to stay up to 5 days in the Art House if space is available

Contact information

Panko Brashnarov 17
1000 Skopje
North Macedonia

Brashnarcreativeproject [at]