OPEN A.i.R. - Artist in Residence

General information

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

In the frame of “European Capital of Culture” the NGO “Pilsen 2015” develops an international artist-in-residence program which is called OPEN A.i.R since openness is the motto of the whole project and since the city of Pilsen is ready to host artists from all over the world and of all artistic dispciplines and expressions. The name of the program also reflects the main genres which we present to wide public: public art and new circus. Moreover, we give local artists the possibility to stay and realize their art projects in abroad to get new experiences and inspirations.

The main focus of the programme is on site-specific creation with a special interest in interventions in public spaces and new, cutting-edge approaches to re-defining the public space and the way the broader public can relate to it, use it and transform it. This involves both researching the topic and creating site-specific works of different genres – new circus, visual art, literature, performance, music, etc.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Architecture
  • Digital media, DIY, Recycling
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Other

Pilsen 2015 European Capital of Culture Artist-in-Residence Programme

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
  • Other
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Urban5min from City center

  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Concerts, Theatre and Dance performances

How to reach

Nearest airport

Prague Airport (Letište Václava Havla Praha)

Contact information

OPEN A.i.R. - Artist in Residence
Presslova 14
30100 Pilsen
Czech Republic

Phone: +420604446876

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