Open Call

BRASHNAR CREATIVE PROJECT: International Artist-in-Residence Summer 2020

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. This is a self-directed, process-based residency with no obligation or expectation to complete a body of work. Applicants in the following fields are eligible to apply: drawing, painting, printmaking (linocut and wood cut), mixed media, new media, digital photography, sculpture/installation, land art, bookmaking, performance/video art, interdisciplinary arts, literature, socially engaged practices and cultural research.

Number of Participants

Brashnar Artist-in-Residence offers work and living space for up to 6 artists/writers for stays of 1 month with 2-3 staff artists living with the residents in the Art House during the residency season. Collaborative groups of 2 are eligible to apply.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020


  • €350.00 program fee (one-time)


Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Print Shop, Shared Studio


Apartment, Guest House, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Coffee, Dinner, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

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


Book Arts, Cartoonist, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Serbian

Program Description

A guided tour of the surrounding neighborhood and city center either as a group or individually (depending on residents arrival). 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 3 - 5 hrs (planting, harvesting fruits and vegetables, garden maintenance, food preservation, pickling, making of marmalade, pinjur, ajvar) 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 Cultural exchange night through meal preparation, cultural dances or other various forms of exchange A 3 day/2 night trip during the last week of the residency to Lake Ohrid in the southwest part of Macedonia Open Studio Event at the end of the month

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