Brno Artists in Residence
Since 2017, the residency programme has become one of the key constituents of the Brno House of Arts programme. The second floor of the Renaissance building of the House of Lords of Kunštát, located in the center of Brno, is adapted for the residential program. The building combines space for residence and the work of artists, theorists and curators in three studios. Part of the residency program is the G99 gallery, which focuses on contemporary visual art.
The aim of the Brno House of Arts international residency programme is to provide space for mutual exchange of ideas and opinions between the Czech and international art scenes and to expand the current role of the House of Arts as a comprehensive mediator of contemporary art.
Visual artists working in various fields, curators and researchers in the field of contemporary art, architects and designers are invited to participate in residencies. The residencies are considered to be a medium for the implementation of art projects and experiments, a format for art activities that do not necessarily lead to an exhibition in the classical sense, but to other ways of presentation, too. Research projects mapping the environment and bringing new impulses to it are welcome, and especially socially engaged projects stimulating further discussion.
Selection of Residents
Residents are invited to stay in Brno on the recommendation of partner institutions. All those interested can therefore apply through our partners; they can also respond to open calls, which are announced irregularly – information on current calls is available at the Brno House of Arts website or on Facebook.
Conditions of the Residency
The Brno House of Arts residents are obliged to spend at least three quarters of their stay at the place of the residency.
The communication languages are English and Czech.
The artist shall elaborate a final report with photographic documentation from the residency.
The costs of the studios and accommodation units are covered from the resources of the Brno House of Arts. Production, promotional and curatorial support is provided. The costs of travel, meals and material are covered within the partnership cooperation, or possibly from grant resources.
Spaces and Equipment
The second floor of the House of the Lords of Kunštát in Brno has been adapted for the residency programme; it combines spaces for the artists’ stay and work. The House of Arts provides two studios, a study for theorists, rooms to accommodate a maximum of three residents and a kitchen. A set of tools and basic audiovisual equipment is available for the artists to work with. Professional support and assistance of the House of Arts technicians is available to the artists realising their works.
The Brno Artists in Residence project is financially supported by the European Union.
Jan Langer, production – Brno Artists in Residence
M (+420) 770 105 632
Dům pánů z Kunštátu – House of the Lords of Kunštát
CZ-602 00 Brno