Brashnar Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) is an artist owned and operated urban artist residency program located in the neighborhood Hrom on the west side of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. BAiR is a multi-faceted residency program allowing resident artists the freedom to explore the potentials of their practice while experiencing Macedonian culture through group related activities.
While residing at BAiR, residents live in an open, communal style environment situated in a family oriented neighborhood. During their residency, residents are encouraged to embrace the local culture and to engage the surrounding community while living at the. Residents also take part in maintaining Brashnar??s organic gardens at the Volkovo Project Space and learning how to live a sustainable lifestyle.
The residency program is open to all visual artists and writers that strongly encourage work utilizing innovative and traditional forms of art making along with collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices. This is a self-directed, process-based residency with no obligation or expectation to complete a body of work, but artists are expected to engage with the community during Open Studio events organized by Brashnar that take place the last week of each month.
Applicants in the following fields are eligible to apply: drawing, painting, printmaking (linocut and wood cut), mixed media, new media digital photography, sculpture/installation, land art, performance/video art, interdisciplinary arts, literature, socially engaged practices and cultural research.
Brashnar Artist-in-Residence offers work and living space for up to 6 artists/writers for stays of 1 month with 2-3 staff artists living with the residents in the Art House during the residency season.
The residency season runs from May 1st through September 30th.
BRASHNAR CREATIVE PROJECT Skopje, non-profit association for contemporary interdisciplinary art and ecological development, aims to engage directly in the support and creation of an environment for contemporary artistic expression and the development of an ecologically sustainable community for the purpose of enriching and conserving Macedonian culture.
Brashnar Creative Project is committed to furthering the advancement of the arts and community by utilizing various aspects of cultural exchange and community outreach.
Brashnar Creative Project believes in fostering an environment for contemporary artists to explore and experiment with the outermost limits of their practice.
Brashnar values the exchange of ideas between resident artists and the host community through dialogue and critical discourse.
We believe diversity is important and advocate the value of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds to take part in our program. It is through diversity that we learn from and about one another and grow a stronger community.
We believe in reducing the stress on the natural environment by recycling, re-using materials, composting, reducing our personal waste and energy use and using alternative forms of transportation.
Brashnar Creative Project values living a sustainable lifestyle by growing and maintaining organic gardens to focus on a seasonally based diet of fruits and vegetables while utilizing traditional Balkan preservation methods to store excess foods for later use.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Small hand and power tools available
- Access to salvaged and natural materials
- Production costs
- Donation of artwork
- Open Studios