T.R.I.B.E. Artist and Research Residencies

Deadline: 20 April 2013 (early bird deadline for April residencies is 20 March 2013)
Open to: critical artists working in the field of media and transitory art, interventions and exploratory critical researchers and curators
Fellowship: production platform including production costs, travel and accommodation, residency spaces in all participating cities, an artist fee, and a public presentation of the work


The Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana with CIANT (Prague), BIS (Istanbul) and ARTos (Nicosia) announce TRIBE shared residency opportunities in Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, and Nicosia as part of the T.R.I.B.E. Artist and Research Residencies 2013-14.

T.R.I.B.E. – a new network of residency spaces in the Balkans and East Europe, dedicated to research and production of Transitory Art, launches its first open call for artistic and research residencies to take place between March 2013 and April 2014. TRIBE network aims to examine vital cultural, political and social questions in a way that will produce fresh perspectives via research and artistic outputs.

A TRIBE residency is a production or research residency for artists, curators and researchers taking place in in the cities of Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, Nicosia, Belgrade& other locations. TRIBE, as its name indicates, is a network interested in forming a mobile group of artists, curators and researchers to participate in explorations, discussions, interventions and innovations related to the first TRIBE theme: Transitions.

Each resident will participate in a minimum of one or a maximum of four residencies (in Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul and Nicosia). Works produced will be exhibited in two exhibitions taking place in Istanbul, Turkey and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Common events for TRIBE group, workshops and a symposium for researchers will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus.

 TRIBE offers: 

  • a production platform including production costs
  • travel and accommodation
  • residency spaces in all participating cities
  • an artist fee
  • a public presentation of the work – an exhibition and a book

The 2013-14 theme is transition and utopia. They are searching for projects including:

  1. (Monumental) public space interventions
  2. Live art and symbols of nationalism (for example flash mobs/live art actions)
  3. Transitional European conditions (Film, sound, performance, installations, tactical media)
  4. Projects researching transitions from analogue to digital media, obsolete technologies and futurisms

Transition can be seen in acute forms in current political and social conditions and in the accelerated transition of social, religious and economic notions of value. In a situation of constant dislocation and perceived loss of values Transitory Art can play a vital role in adjusting perceptions and bringing forward new forms, considering and analysing not only longer-term solutions and structures, but also smaller, short-term interventions that can help trigger processes of change including at the socio- and geo-political level.

While the Balkans did enjoy a period of so-called independence they are now increasingly subject to historical Austro-Hungarian interests in new forms and re-entering a state of disempowered economic dependence. This is accompanied by a loss of respect for human rights in Europe accompanied by growing nationalism at the European centre as well as the peripheries.

In the current state, change seems a utopia. They believe that the role of art is to allow a space for the possibility of change, generating fresh perspectives and propose new solutions. They are searching for concepts and ideas in which the citizens of a dreamless Europe regain their power to change.


They are looking for critical artists working in the field of media and transitory art, interventions and exploratory critical researchers and curators. The project focuses on the Balkans and the East but welcomes projects addressing the theme in a broader way.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 20 April 2013. For those who want to start in the first residency period in April 2013, proposals must be received by 20 March 2013. All remaining applicants will be informed by 15 May 2013.

To apply you must use the online application form AVAILABLE HERE and please provide: 

  • A project proposal (500 words max).
  • Motivation for why you would like to work in the context of this particular residency (how its mission relates to your proposed project)
  • A technical description and project development plan (including an indication of your planning divided between the organizations, i.e. what would you like to develop where and why – if applicable)
  • A draft budget proposal
  • A CV


For questions, contact the Museum of Transitory Art at mota.museum@gmail.com. You can find more information at the official call for applications HERE or on the official website HERE.

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