7 Art Residencies to Apply in Spring 2021 If you want to take the next step into your career get familiar with new offers of art residencies.

Spring has officially arrived, and fresh opportunities for artists and art curators came with it. If you want to take the next step into your career and allow your ideas to germinate, get familiar with new offers of art residencies.  

“Politics of Heritage” Residency Program (Greece) 

The call is aimed at anyone engaged in the study, protection or production of collective urban memory – in the form of built heritage, soundscape, music, stories, social and political practice, with sound as a primary medium of research. Together, and in collaboration with local artists, urbanists and researchers, the participants will form a ‘school’ for sonic memory, investigating the ways that three cities across the editerranean resonate with one another, how elements of a connected and conflictual past are made audible within them.

Application deadline: 30 May 2021


  • The program covers travel, accommodation and meals.
  • Participants will receive €3,000 fee, payable in accordance to international and local laws.
  • Additionally, each artist will have a budget of up to € 500 to cover the production costs.


REAKTOR Potenziale (Austria)

The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a one week’s residency in summer 2021 and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition in the second half of October 2021.

Application deadline: 31 May 2021


Embassy of Foreign Artists (Switzerland)

The Embassy of Foreign Artists is launching calls for themed projects, open to all types of practice. These reflect our areas of interest and our aim to offer research time and visibility to original projects that examine their subject critically. The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, comics, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designer or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply.

Application deadline: 1 June 2021


Glassbox (France)

Glassbox is a non-profit association that supports and promotes emerging contemporary creation. Managed by artists and curators, the art space at 4 rue Moret offers hybrid production and distribution formats. Glassbox gives young artists access to a form of visibility specific to each approach by inviting them to design and produce a work with the team in place.

Application deadline: 9 June 2021


read also Inside Job, the FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art residency programme

Art Residency: Ula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus (Inside Job Duo) at the Futura in Prague

Sylwia Krasoń Oct 12, 2020

Ula Lucińska (b.1992) and Michał Knychaus (b.1987) work together as the Inside Job duo. Their common practice set out in 2016 while they were both staying at the Kulturfabrik Burgdorf residency in Switzerland. In their works they use different media and materials, which often leads to creation of multi-layered, objects-based environments. Many of their projects refer to futuristic and post-catastrophic scenarios. 

During the summer months of 2020 they were working within the frame of the FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art residency programme, supported by the Visegrad Fund. 

FUTURA is a private non-profit institution that operates two large exhibition spaces and a residency program in Prague. 

Caring Futures (Norway) 

This call is searching for artwork production proposals that explore questions of care and technology. What is care? Does the concept of care change with the increasing use of new technologies? How does caring technologies affect agency and relationality – for both human and nonhuman? What is at stake for how we experience and understand care and compassion under new technological regimes?

Call for practitioners in the Nordic countries.

Application deadline: 30 June 2021


ARIM (An Artist Residency in Motherhood)

A self-directed, open-source artist residency to empower and inspire artists who are also mothers.

Application deadline: Ongoing


Artists at Risk (AR)

ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a non-profit network institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin, hosting them at AR-Residencies and curating related projects, including the AR Pavilion.

Application deadline: Ongoing


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Katarzyna Boch is an English Studies graduate (BA) currently pursuing her master’s degree in Warsaw. Interested in psychology, translation, and Victorian and modernist literature especially from the perspective of feminist studies.

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