Deadline: 15 October 2023
The Visegrad Artists Residency Program (VARP) provides financial support to artists working in the following disciplines:
- Visual and Sound Arts (VARP–VSA): visual arts (painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, drawing, illustration, mixed techniques, installations, including textile art and architecture), design (fashion, costume, jewelry, ceramics and furniture design, visual communication), music/sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition) and video/film/new media/mixed media (including video installation);
- Performing Arts (VARP–PA): new drama, contemporary dance, new circus, physical theatre, visual theater, alternative theater;
- Visual Arts in New York (VARP–US): painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, drawing, illustration, mixed techniques, installations, including textile art and architecture, design (fashion, costume, jewelry, ceramics and furniture design, visual communication);
- Literary Art (VLRP): written literature (novels, poetry, short stories, tales, youth literature and hypermedia literary works, essays, fiction, non-fiction), literary criticism, literary translation, journalism.
- The amount of the support is €1,000 per month for resident and €1,250 per month for the host organization; each residency project receives €4,500 in total.
- Residencies can take place between January 10, 2023 to December 31, 2024.
- Length of a residency varies according to the type of VARP:
- Visual and Sound Arts: 2months;
- Performing Arts: 1 month;
- Visual Arts in New York: 2 months;
- Literary Art: a 6-week residency (Compact Spring Edition) or a 3-month residency (Regular Autumn Edition).
- The Fund desires to provide financial support to applicants who are citizens of the Visegrad countries: Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia (hereinafter “V4”). Except for VARP–US, the residency project must be implemented in a Visegrad country other than that of the applicant’s citizenship and/or permanent residence.
- Successful applicants can later re-apply for any category of VARP, however, each applicant can hold their residency only once in each V4 country. Applicants need to have all their previous VARP and scholarship projects finished and closed when re-applying.
- Current employees of the International Visegrad Fund or any of the Host Institutions cannot apply for financial support within any of the VARP programs. Applicants who are former employees of any of the Host Institutions cannot apply within three years of terminating their employment.
For more information, visit International Visegrad Fund.