New Artist in Residency Platform in Maribor / Slovenia GuestRoomMaribor
Maribor – the city of industrial culture
Maribor is the second biggest town in Slovenia, in last 5-6 decades known for its industry and industrial culture, renowned technical faculties, textile industry and wine. There is an active art scene in the city, multimedia, music, performing, visual, which can compare to the Europe finest and has also gained its international acknowledgment. Somehow it seems the specific industrial cultural context of the city does allow and encourage innovative art forms: Festival Magdalena, Son:Da, Carmina Slovenica Choir, Puppet Theatre of Maribor, Tomaž Pandur, etc.
Pekarna Magdalenske Mreže has, in collaboration with MKC Maribor and Maribor 2012 , established the new Maribor residency platform – Maribor GuestRoom.
Our aims are: Opening Maribor for foreign guest artists Initiating long lasting connections of the art scene of Maribor with the international art scene Establishing Maribor as a city of research, incubator of new ideas For the first two years, the topic of the residency program is Maribor, its culture and its identity. Therefore the aim of every residency is also presentation of the work – production, work in progress, installation, action, that rethinks and reacts on Maribor situation: industrial – post-industrial, rural – urban, socialistic – post-capitalistic, intimate – political, private – public space, hidden – visible, innovation – rigidity. The participants are going to be chosen by a jury of renown Maribor artists or art producers concidering the following criteria: – coherence with the theme and city, – originality of the content, - degree of feasibility, – communicativeness, – possibility of integration with Maribor art scene.
More information onGuestRoomMaribor@gmail.com (we are working on the internet site for you). www.pekarna.org
In this year we are starting the pilot phase therefore we are glad to invite you to be first to attend in a residency in Maribor: artists from all art-contexts: performing, music, visual, multimedia, puppet, street-theatre, dance literature artists, that are open for collaboration with the local scene
What we offer Minimum one month up to 3 months residency in Maribor, Slovenia
Free accommodation near the city centre (apartments with kitchen)
The artist is responsible for his/her health insurance Time of residency: second half of the year 2011 (September – December)
For limited number of residents we additionally provide: scholarship, refunded travelling costs and production material.
Send application to: GuestRoomMaribor@gmail.com