Think urban: open call for representatives of artistic and cultural environments from Wroclaw partner cities (Poland)


2017 03 20


The Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro is a legacy programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. Its main purpose is to support and promote activities of individuals representing various fields of art and culture or active in border areas between them, interested in cooperating with representatives of local communities and environments as well as eager to build international cultural relations.


Open call: 8.03.2017-28.04.2017

Results: 26.05.2017

Residency period: from 6 to 8 weeks between June and October 2017



Who are we?

In 2017 AIR Wro focuses on contemporary urban culture and its different aspects. From the identity of cities’ inhabitants, curatorial and artistic research on the historical contexts, diagnosis and analysis of the condition of civic and common awareness of the inhabitants, their role in creating and participating in various cultural and social activities, up to the issues of ecology and ‘shared space’, understood both as a public space and a platform for building and strengthening relations. AIR Wro is a member of Res Artis, Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.


Whom do we invite?

City and its culture can be a starting point for artistic, cultural and social activities rooted in dialogue and mediation. We invite artists, curators, researchers, journalists, activists and animators interested in urban scene to create a new project in Wrocław. Key words of this open call are: urban identity and community, ecology and green philosophy, cultural and civic education, self-organisation and collectiveness, public space and innovative solutions for cities, activism, guerilla initiatives, design and new technologies and, above all, artistic practices in the contemporary urban environment.

We invite inhabitants of the following cities: Breda (the Netherlands), Lille and Poitiers (Department of La Vienne/France), Dresden and Wiesbaden (Germany), Grodno (Belarus), Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic), Kaunas and Vilnius (Lithuania), Lviv (Ukraine) and Ramat Gan (Israel).


What do we provide?

– residency in Wrocław from 6 to 8 weeks

– accommodation in the city centre

– allowance in the amount of €20 per day

– coverage of travel expenses up to €300

– coverage of materials up to €300 gross

– substantive, networking, production and promotional support


How to apply?

The application consists of the following documents, prepared in English:

– CV

– portfolio

– description of the project, including project’s schedule and potential partners from Wrocław and Lower Silesia (institutions, organisations, individual artists and artistic groups)

Applications can be submitted only via e-mail until 28th of April 2017, 24:00 CET. The e-mail’s subject should include: name of the city and the applicant’s name and surname. In the e-mail please write also the preferred months of residency.



Berenika Nikodemska /

Krzysztof Bielaszka /