Footnote Centre for Image and Text, Belgrade, Serbia

Call for applications: 
August 2021

+ Apply by 20 July



    The open call for an artist residency is aimed at multimedia practitioners at any stage of their career who want to spend a period of time living and working in Belgrade, Serbia. Our Centre offers a calm place to live and work and a professional support in different areas of visual arts. Footnote Centre is an independent artist-run studio and an art publishing initiative situated in Belgrade. It is imagined as a space for encounters of different art practices with focus on visual arts, publishing, photography and text, curating, moving image as well as on different and informal educational formats and collaborations between individual art workers, artist collectives and cultural institutions. The Centre has an in-house gallery, where the results of the residency research can be displayed, presented and discussed in various formats (exhibitions, talks, classes).  Alternatively, we are able to provide connections to other art centres and galleries in Belgrade.

    Footnote Centre is situated in a house dating back to 1930s located in Belgrade’s historical district of Dorćol. It is a one-story building of 135 square metres, which preserves its original arrangement. It is composed out of a large studio with a hallway, library/ reading room, two guest rooms with a balcony, kitchen, bathroom, storage space and a garden. As the Centre is a new initiative, we are working towards expanding our production capacities towards adapting the basement and attic spaces into image and printing labs.


    For the duration of the residency artists live and work in the house. Guests are offered a large private room with a balcony, a private toilet and a shared kitchen. The house provides a space to work, learn, contemplate, and experiment. At residents’ disposal are studio spaces and an in-house gallery for presentations, temporary exhibitions or screenings. The house is covered with a fast Wi-Fi, and has all the essential facilities.

    The duration of the residency is from two to six weeks. Artists pay a standard fee of 100€ per week which goes towards maintaining the house and running the centre. The dates of the residencies are flexible, and function on the basis of an open calendar, starting from the 1st of June 2021. The preferred dates of the stay should be specified in the application form. Unfortunately at this stage we are unable to pay for travel costs but we will support applications for travel grants and stipends through invitation letters.

    Applications are free of charge and should be made by email and should contain a CV (with address details and a website link), a portfolio of selected projects (single PDF file up to 20 pages not exceeding 10Mb) and a project proposal for the residency period (optional). The applications should be sent to info@footnotecentre.org

    For August residencies the deadline is 20 July 2021

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