Our art residencies scheme partners commercial artists from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia with NGOs and activists to create visual civic campaigns. The scheme is designed to help link some of the best creative professionals from the region with the civic sector and help them find a way to use their artistic skills for social projects.
How does it work?
Artists live and work in Prague for six weeks, staying with the Prague Civil Society Centre, to devise and produce pieces of art for an NGO from the region. Typically, artists create short animated videos, cartoons or satirical leaflets exploring social issues, in collaboration with activists. The civic organisations can then use the visual materials to run a campaign or raise awareness about a particular topic in the home country or across the region.
Spaces on our 2017 art residencies scheme have now been fully allocated. However, if you are an artist wanting to get involved in civic work or an NGO hoping to collaborate with a creative professional, please get in touch.