Open Call

Brashnar Artist-in-Residence Summer 2023

Brashnar Creative Project

No Funding
Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of


The residency program is open to all visual artists and writers that strongly encourage work utilizing innovative and traditional forms of art making along with collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices. Currently we can support artists that work with disciplines in the following fields: 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. Applicants can be writers, individual artists and collaborative teams with a maximum of 2 members. Applicants must have a working knowledge of English.

Number of Participants

Brashnar Artist-in-Residence offers work and living space for up to 4 artists/writers for stays of 1 month with 1-2 staff artists living with the residents in the Art House during the residency season. Pets are not allowed to stay at the artist residency. Friends or family, with the approval of Brashnar staff, are able to stay up to 5 days in the Art House at an additional 15 euro per day per person.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 02, 2023 - September 30, 2023


  • €500.00 program fee (one-time)


Individual Studio, Installation Space


Home-Stay, Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Coffee, Lunch, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Performances, Readings, Self-Directed, Workshops


Animation, Book Arts, Collective, Conceptual Art, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Literature, Makers, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts


Croatian, English, Serbian

Program Description

Resident artists are expected to participate in all aspects of the residency program. A guided tour of the surrounding neighborhood and city center either as a group or individually during the first days of the residency. Informal meeting and welcoming traditional Macedonian dinner for all resident artists prepared by Brashnar staff members. A short informal presentation of artists’ work at the beginning of the first week. Garden related activities up to twice a month totaling approximately 2 – 4 hrs. 1 – 2 short group trips to locations outside Skopje. 1-2 scheduled group dinners per week. Up to 2 traditional Macedonian group meals at Volkovo Project Space prepared by Brashnar staff members. 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.

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