Start: February 15, 2021
12:00 am
End: March 30, 2021
12:00 pm

Event Venue

Petrohradská 13, 101 00 Praha 10-Vršovice, Czechia

Artist In Residence 2021 

Petrohradská kolektiv announces an open-call for artists to participate in an international program, Artist in Residence, for the year 2021.

The residential program is intended for active artists, creators, and theoreticians, who desire independence and want space and technical support for working on their projects. That’s what the Petrohradská kolektiv AiR program offers in the heart of a multi-genre cultural center in Prague. The goal of the program is creating an open platform for international artistic dialogue, interconnection of different cultures, and support for emerging artists working with diverse media.

Residence is an opportunity for independent professional development, artistic exchange, networking, and experiments. Since accommodation and a studio are included, we prefer applicants from outside of Prague.

The resulting outputs of the residences will be showcased in Jedna Dva Tři Gallery at Petrohradská kolektiv complex. The main theme of the exhibition program of the gallery for 2021 is Chaos, therefore we ask the applicants to take this into account when applying with their projects.

Who are we looking for?

Residence is intended for creators with an interest in creative sharing and participation in the field of Prague contemporary art scene.

Prospective residents should introduce us concrete projects that would be realized within their stay in Prague. The final result of the residence is traditionally showcased in Jedna Dva Tři Gallery, which is part of the Petrohradská kolektiv complex. Anyway, the form of the output can be adapted according to each project’s nature.

What do we offer?

Accommodation and a studio in the Petrohradská kolektiv complex

Covering the travel and material costs (up to 200€)

Technical support and consultation

Exhibition in Jedna Dva Tři Gallery (or an alternative)

Free entrance to all the events organized by Petrohradská kolektiv


The original idea behind Petrohradská kolektiv was to make a community space for creativity and art practice, where there’s a place for both efficient working and pleasant relaxing, where you can focus on your own projects and then take a break without the necessity of leaving the building. 

Within the AiR we provide technical support, promotion, and curatorial assistance. Travel and material costs are covered up to a maximum of 200€.

We know that a convenient working environment is fundamental, therefore within the residence we provide a shared studio with a workshop with basic equipment with an area of 60 square meters, a photo/video studio, and a recording studio. Each project requires different technical equipment, therefore the technology needed is consulted with each resident individually.

Each resident gets a private room in a 3-room apartment with a common area, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The apartment is situated on the ground floor of the Petrohradská kolektiv building.

Petrohradská kolektiv organizes many cultural events within its complex. All of the selected residents get to attend these events for free.

Within the residential program, which works in parallel with these events, there’s an opportunity of collaboration with other artists and mentors from different cultural backgrounds. Thanks to that, residents can actively participate in various programs of Petrohradská kolektiv.

Residence conditions

Participation in the residential program requires communication skills in English or in Czech.

Each resident is obligated to prepare a final report of their stay including a photo documentation.

Residents of the AiR program of Petrohradská kolektiv are required to spend at least 75% of the duration of their stay in the place of the residence.

The stays include an author’s presentation (or its online equivalent) and an exhibition output or else

The residence must be completed within the specified period and it is not possible to interrupt it.

Because of the current situation, the stay is conditioned by submitting a confirmation of a negative test result for COVID-19. The cost of the test is not covered by Petrohradská kolektiv, but the resident themself.

Residence duration

AiR 2021 will take place between May 1 – November 30 2021.

When applying, please let us know about your preferred dates.

There are two types of residence:

1. Fully covered residence

The fully covered residence doesn’t require any fee paid by the resident. All costs of accommodation and equipment described above will be covered by Petrohradská kolektiv.

The duration of the fully covered residence is 4-6 weeks, when the resident must finish their project and prepare it for the presentation in a form of exhibition.

In the first round of the selection procedure, a maximum of 6 residents will be selected for the fully covered residence.

2. Residence covered by the resident

For applicants who are not selected in the first round, there will be a possibility of joining the second round of selection procedure.

Applicants, who are selected in the second round, will be offered the same type of residence of a duration of 1-2 months for a 700€ fee per month, which will cover the costs of their stay. The projects within this type of residence won’t be showcased as a part of the program of Jedna Dva Tři Gallery.

There will be up to 12 residents chosen for the paid residence in the second round.

Petrohradská kolektiv can provide confirmations in forms of acceptance letters to prospective residents applying for external financial funding of their residence.

How to apply?

We accept applications for AiR 2021 from February 15 till March 30 2021.

Please apply by submitting the filled form available at

The selection will be made by a committee consisting of Petrohradská kolektiv members, external curators of Jedna Dva Tři Gallery and allied professional artists.

Results of the open call will be available on April 15 2021.


Before submitting your application, please read the following:

In the application form you’ll be asked to enter following data:

Basic information: preferred date of residence, name, date and place of birth (used only for our internal administration), citizenship, email address, phone number, website.

Name of your project
Description of your project (max. 2500 characters)
Detailed description of the concept of your project (max. 10MB)*
Your portfolio (optional, max. 10MB)
Agreement with terms and conditions

*The document with detailed description of of the concept of your project requires:

Clear definition of your idea and what is your goal with this project
Claiming of which phase is your project in according to your time plan and realization within your residence
Presentation of the content and the form of your project. What is the relationship between the format of your project and the idea behind it?
Outline of the main budgetary needs of your project, the production steps, and the necessary key materials

We are open to any art genres, forms, and fields, however, the idea of a sustainable collective future and cooperation is very important to us, therefore we expect projects that will be in line with it. When evaluating projects, the elaboration, reaction or reflection of the theme Chaos will be taken into account. As the residence includes publicly presented outputs in the forms of an artist talk and an exhibition, we invite applicants to think about possible forms of these outputs.

Make sure you own the copyright to all materials submitted.

Application conditions:

* Each applicant can submit only one project application

* We also accept applications from artistic duos and collectives of more than 1 person. In the case of acceptance, the submitted application is considered one project, therefore the budget for such project will be the same as for projects submitted by individuals.

* Each applicant is the holder of an exclusive copyright and / or has obtained the consent of any other copyright owner to any submitted text, excerpt or portfolio image in accordance with all applicable national and international regulations. It guarantees that the (re) publication of any submitted textual or portfolio material will not infringe the rights of any third parties. The applicant unconditionally and irrevocably declares his responsibility for copyright and liability to third parties for all possible disputes of copyright infringement and will fully indemnify Petrohradská kolektiv for all resulting third party claims.

* By submitting your application in any form, you consent to and license Petrohradská kolektiv as a legal entity to use your name, text, drawing or design and represent your text, drawing or design in any media of Petrohradská kolektiv, anywhere in the world, without compensation or credit, for artistic, promotional and documentary purposes.

* By submitting the application, you agree to the processing of personal data (telephone number, email address, permanent residence, and other personal data) only for the purposes of the Open Call, in accordance with Czech legislation, Data Protection Act No. 101/2000 Coll. You also agree that you have read all the information about Petrohradská kolektiv’s Artist in Residence project, which you can find here.

Important dates 

Start of the OPEN CALL for AiR 2021: February 15 2021

Candidates can start submitting their applications.

Deadline for submitting the applications for AiR 2021: March 30 2021

All applications must be submitted until noon 12:00PM CET.

Results of the selection procedure: April 15 2021

All selected applicants for AiR 2021 are informed via email.

Location: Petrohradská 13, 1010 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Contact: [email protected]

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