Open Call

Call for applications: Tirana Art Residency - Vila 31 x Art Explora, new residency programme in Albania

Art Explora

With Funding
Free / No Costs


Tirana Art Residency – Vila 31 x Art Explora is open to artists and artist’ collectives, researchers and curators of all nationalities, with no age limit, with at least five years of professional experience. Particular attention will be paid to artists and researchers based or working in the Balkans, but all nationalities are invited to apply and will be considered. Eligible artistic disciplines: visual arts, performing arts, digital arts, art criticism, and curating. Eligible areas of research: humanities, social sciences, sciences, technological innovation, ecology.

Number of Participants

Partners allowed


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


December 01, 2024 - November 01, 2025


  • €1,500.00 material budget (one-time)
  • €600.00 stipend (monthly)


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space


Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Festival, Panel, Performances, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Curatorial, Drawing, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Located at Vila 31, the former domicile of dictator Enver Hoxha, Tirana Art Residency – Vila 31 x Art Explora aims to extend the local dynamic of reopening and reappropriation by the public of this historical venue. This residency hub for artistic research and experimentation, which will open in December 2024, aims to be a new platform of intercultural exchanges. It will support contemporary creation in all its forms, within a transdisciplinary and transgenerational perspective. Tirana Art Residency – Vila 31 x Art Explora will run a dynamic cultural programme in collaboration with local stakeholders, institutions, schools, and associations, including exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, discussions, and festivals open to all.

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