Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk


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Barbora Uríková
(program coordinator)

Dana Pekaríková

(programu manager)



L1 Association (Hungary)
Márta Ladjánszki

Stary Browar Nowy Taniec (Poland)
Joanna Leśnierowska

Nová síť (Czech Republic)
Adriana Světlíková


More information about deadlines and applications at


photos © Jakub Wittchen dla Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

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Visegrad Artist Residency Program - Performing Arts was launched in 2011 in coop­er­a­tion with Truc Sphérique, Žilina. VARP - Performing Arts provides oppor­tu­ni­ties to host per­form­ing artists or com­pa­nies from and in all V4 mem­ber states and to sup­port con­certed work of tal­ented artists to cre­ate a plat­form for infor­ma­tion exchange and to sup­port the con­tem­po­rary the­atre and dance in Central Europe.

The pro­gram aim at sup­port­ing inno­va­tion, exper­i­ment and cre­ativ­ity in the per­form­ing arts - new drama, con­tem­po­rary dance, new cir­cus, phys­i­cal the­atre, visual the­ater, alter­na­tive the­ater, per­for­mance art. The pro­gram is not suit­able for stone the­aters, already devel­oped per­for­mances, or the­ater fes­ti­vals. The pro­gram sup­ports exchanges and con­tributes toward more inten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion among free­lance artists and per­form­ing arts insti­tu­tions in V4 countries.

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Selection cri­te­ria:
- pro­fes­sional and inno­v­a­tive approach in the per­form­ing arts as demon­strated in the appli­ca­tion form and port­fo­lio (attached doc­u­men­ta­tion of pre­vi­ous work/projects)
- appli­cants must be cit­i­zens of V4 coun­tries who are at least 18 years old
- appli­cants can be both indi­vid­ual artists or artis­tic groups (mem­bers of a group shall be from the same country)

Additional con­di­tions:
- each appli­cant may be granted sup­port only once in each V4 mem­ber state other than the applicant’s cit­i­zen­ship and res­i­dence;
- each appli­cant may be granted sup­port only once per cal­en­dar year;
- residencies are intended as 3-month projects with a min­i­mum 2-week stay at given host institution
- all applicant’s pre­vi­ous projects sup­ported by the Fund must be fin­ished and closed at the time of applying;
- the finan­cial sup­port is given to both the artists and the host insti­tu­tions.

Compulsory enclo­sures to the application:
- copy of the applicant’s ID (copy of IDs of each appli­cant if apply­ing as infor­mal group);
- documentation of the applicant’s pre­vi­ous work - port­fo­lio (upload­able in the on-line appli­ca­tion form) + reviews, where pos­si­ble (also uploadable);
- original let­ter of accep­tance from the host orga­ni­za­tion (copies, faxes or scans can­not be accepted); the let­ter must be on a let­ter­head paper and must include the fol­low­ing information: name of the artist, title of the project, planned dates of the project, date and sig­na­ture of the statu­tory representative
- copies of ID doc­u­ments of the host orga­ni­za­tion; such doc­u­ments: must include the name of the statu­tory representative, must include the reg­is­tered seat of the organization, must include ID num­ber of the orga­ni­za­tion (e.g. tax ID number), can­not be older than 3 months
All com­pul­sory enclo­sures (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.

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