The Visegrad Artist Residency Program was created in 2006 for the purposes of facilitating art mobility and exchange for citizens of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries. The artist-in-residence projects must be implemented in a V4 country other than that of the applicant’s residence. The supported period of each residency is 3 months.
To apply for the residency, each applicant has to find a host organization, which will accept his/her residency project, and fill out the on-line application form.
Compulsory annexes to the application are as follows:
- Copy of an ID (e.g. passport)
- Documentation of one’s previous art work (to be uploaded in the on-line application form)
- Original letter of acceptance from the host organization (copies, faxes or scans will no be accepted). The letter must be on a letterhead paper and must include the following:
- name of the artist
- title of the project
- planned dates of the project
- date and signature of the statutory representative
- Copies of registration documents of the host organization. The documents must contain the following:
- the name of the statutory representative
- the registered seat of the organization
- identification number of the organization (e.g. tax ID number)
All compulsory annexes (except for the registration documents and/or a copy of ID) must be in English. All documents must be delivered to the Fund along with the application form in a single package; documents sent separately cannot be accepted.
Printed out and signed application form and other required materials need to be postmarked with the deadline date (or delivered personally to the Fund on the deadline date between 8.30–16.30). Documents sent after this date cannot be accepted.
Every applicant for the residency will be evaluated by a selection committee consisting of four independent experts covering different fields of art. The artists will be selected on the basis of proportionality among the Visegrad Group countries.
Selected artists will receive a residency fee (scholarship) of €750 per month and the corresponding host organization will receive €750 per month to cover expenses related to the residency (each residency project receives €4,500 in total).
Deadline for 2012 residencies will be on 10 September 2011. The results will be announced by the end of November 2011.