Selection results!

Open call for young female artists in the field of visual arts to participate in art residency in Croatia.

Within the project entitled Rise of women in culture in Western Balkans, a residency program for female artists working in the field of visual arts is going to take place from 3rd to 18th of May 2022 in Zadar, Croatia.

The residency program will provide space and conditions for individual and collective creation and production of artworks, exchange of knowledge among young female artists and curators. When completing the residency program, artists will have the opportunity to participate in the process of setting up artworks in virtual reality using VR technology. Artworks created during the residential program will become an integral part of the collective exhibition in physical and virtual reality. During the two-week residency program, a panel discussion is going to take place with the focus on the current position and role of women on the independent cultural scene and in the creative and cultural industries sector. Also, a study visit to the actors of the independent cultural scene, cultural and creative industries in Zadar County will be organised. The residency program has a focus on young female artists and the Youth Centre in Zadar is going to be visited during the program.

Applications are open until the 10th of February 2022. For any questions, please contact

The residency includes

A scholarship of 250 euros in gross amount.

Covered travel expenses.

Free accommodation in single rooms in a three-star hotel and three meals a day.

Free monthly ticket for urban public transport.

Space to work in.

Material for work.

Criteria of eligibility

Eligible are:

Female artists active in the field of visual arts.

Candidates aged between 22 and 28 at the time of application (including 1994 and 2000 as the year of birth).

Artists residing in Montenegro, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia or one of the Member States of the European Union.

Participant applications are free of charge.

Applications must be submitted in English, using an online application form that is an integral part of the call, by the deadline, as set out in the open call for application.

Applications must contain all the information requested in the application form.

Selected artists will need to sign a contract with organiser of the activity.

Selected artists will need to pay a registration fee for participation in the amount of EUR 100 when signing the contract.

Selected artists are obliged to participate in the residency for the full duration specified in the call.

Artworks created during the residential program will be returned to the artists at the end of the exhibition at the expense of the organiser of the residential program.

Work Theme

The theme of the artwork is free. The name of the planned virtual and physical exhibition is Rise of Women. The Rise of women in culture in Western Balkans project encourages a female angle of observation and reaction to reality through artistic creation. You can find out more about the project at

How to apply?

Fill out the application form here.

Send a minimum of 3 or a maximum of 7 works. It is possible to send 1 photo of each work, and in case it is a sculpture, installation, or other object, it is necessary to send 3 photos of the artwork taken from different camera angles.

Submit a suggestion of the artwork you would create/plan to create on the residency (maximum 500 characters).

Send a copy of your ID card or passport that clearly shows your date of birth and address of residence.

After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address specified in the application within 24 hours.

The application form contains

Personal information.

Biography (max. 2000 characters).

Artistic statement (max. 1000 characters).

The artistic medium you are using.


Artwork suggestion (max. 500 characters).

Links to photographs of the artworks.

Other information such as assessment of English proficiency level, eating habits, special needs.

Members of the jury

Anamarija Stibilj Šajn, Curator from Slovenia
Biljana Jotic, Curator from Serbia
Iana Stantieru, Managing Director of Europe's Art Gallery
Nela Gligorovic, Curator from Montenegro
Shqipe Mehmeti, Curator from North Macedonia
Sonja Švec Španjol, Curator from Croatia

What if I'm selected?

It is necessary to sign a contract with the organiser of the activity.

A registration fee of EUR 100 must be paid.

Arranging travel in communication with the organiser.

Participation in the residency program from 3rd to 18th of May 2022.

Participation in a study visit on the 14th of May 2022.

Participation in the roundtable and networking on the 15th of May 2022.

Participation in VR recording of artworks on the 17th and 18th of May 2022.



Applications open


Applications close


Selection of participants


Publishing results on the


Communicating selection results to applicants


Signing the contract and paying the registration fee


Art residency


Study visit


Round table


VR recording works for VR exhibition

*The organiser reserves the right to modify and supplement the open call and the specified deadlines, which you will be informed about in a timely manner through the website


If you have any further questions about the invitation, art residency or project feel free to contact us at

The art residency is implemented as part of the Rise of women in culture in Western Balkans project. The implementation of the artistic residency is co-financed by the European Union and the Office for Cooperation with NGOs of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. The content of the open call is the sole responsibility of Udruga Prizma and does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Union. The views expressed in this call are the sole responsibility of the Udruga Prizma and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Office for Cooperation with NGOs of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Application form - Art Residency - Open Call


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