Košice Artist in Residence

  • COUNTRY:Slovakia
  • CITY:Košice

About the program

International artist-in-residence program K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence was implemented in 2011 as one of the key projects within the frame of “European Capital of Culture” by the NGO “Kosice 2013”. After the European Capital of Culture year, the NGO transformed to Creative Industry Košice, an organization, where K.A.I.R. had stable ground to develop the international activities and network of partners. In 2016, KAIR became an independent association. The residency program is for artists from all over the world and out of all artistic disciplines and expressions. We give them the possibility to work in the inspiring environment of Košice’s singular cultural surrounding to realize art projects, collaborate with the agile local art scene and present themselves to the local and national public.

The residency program has three goals:

  1. 1. Support the creative energy of every invited artist and give her/him the chance to work in a new and special environment to find (new) artistic ways to express.
  2. 2. Stimulate the art scene in Košice, in the region and in whole Slovakia. Support the dialogue as well as the confrontation of the residency artists with local artists and the wide public.
  3. 3. Create/strengthen a beneficial environment for the development of innovative and international contemporary art projects with international and local participants.


English / Slovak


Residency artists are selected through open calls where all conditions are specified. The calls are open throughout the whole year and published on the website


2-3 months


Studio information

Two artistic studios are placed in the historical center of Košice city. KAIR facilities are connected with the space of Šopa Gallery where local and international contemporary art is presented.

What the AiR provides

  • Free accommodation near the city center (full furnished with kitchen, no room service)
  • Honorary, travelling and production costs

What the Artist pays

  • Own daily expenses (per-diem), production costs are covered to some limit specified in the open call.

How to apply

Open call at


presentation, final project/exhibition


Address: Hlavná 40, 04001 Košice
Tel: +421 915 078 489
Website: K.A.I.R. / Facebook

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