Start: March 8, 2019
12:00 am
End: March 20, 2019
11:59 pm

Event Venue

Vrbovce 119, 906 06 Vrbovce, Slovakia

I n t r o d u c t i o n

The programme will gather professional artists (painters, musicians) from around the world in the village – Vrbovce, surrounded by the White Carpathians Protected Landscape Area in Slovakia. The Art Symposium and Festival will provide an opportunity to experience the beauty of nature, culture and folklore of the region. The main aim of the art symposium is to reflect and promote the local folklore of the Vrbovce region in contemporary art practice.

Address of the Residency:

Vrbovce 119, 906 06 Vrbovce, Slovakia

GPS: 48.79781, 17.47144


G U I D E L I N E S   F O R   A P P L I C A T I O N

Visual Artists:      

Submit photograph of your artworks ( 3-5 color photos of your artwork, jpg format suitable for printing  of bulletins) or artist website.

Submit registration form filled completely as an e-mail attachment to: [email protected].



Submit 2-3 records of your own composed music/songs or web links to 2-3 your own musical compositions.

Submit registration form filled completely as an e-mail attachment to: [email protected].


Who can apply?

  • Professional painters who have finished their master degree in fine arts from any recognized university

(Approx 4 participants)

  • Professional Musicians composing their own songs/music (Approx 2 participants)


(Organizers reserve the right to change the final number of participants)

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Deadline for the application: 20. March 2019

Selected artists will be notified asap, but at latest by 20. May 2019 via e-mail.

Selected artists will have up to 48 hours to confirm their participation after receiving notification about selection by email.


C O N T E N T   A N D   P R O G R A M M E


The main focus of the art residency is the folklore of the region as the source of inspiration for the contemporary art practice. Programme will host at the same time approx. 4 visual artists and approx. 2 musicians. The Art Symposium is welcoming the application of the professional visual artists who focus in their art work on the areas suitable to the residency environment such as: traditional forms of particular region or natural and cultural specifics of the particular region etc.

Musicians having their own compositions, for example – songs with their own vocals or self composed musical pieces playing on any instrument by themselves are the most eligible. We are looking for musicians who is open to any kinds of musical collaboration with other participating musicians or musicians from the region.

The artists will get an opportunity to explore the natural and cultural heritage of the region. Artists will be provided the time for individual contemplation and for execution of their art works in studio space located at the same building of the  accommodation. Artists will contribute their knowledge in organized workshop for local school children and youth. There will be introduction evenings, where artists will screen their most important art works (Visual Artists) or perform their creations (Musicians) to the public. At the end of the residency programme (Saturday 29th Jun 2019) there will be a final festival for the public where artists will exhibit the created visual art works (visual artists) and perform musical compositions (musicians) created during the art symposium.



Art Residency will provide:


Accommodation – Accommodation is situated in the centre of the village Vrbovce, surrounded by White Carpathians Protected Landscape Area of Slovakia.  Participants will be accommodated in the flat at the top floor of renovated building with three rooms, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The building with accommodation has jamming studio, two halls as a studio for visual artists balcony and extra kitchen. The local shops, bistro, pub, bus stop are in walking distance from the accommodation.


Studio Space – The building has jamming studio for musicians equipped with basic sound system. For visual artists the studio space will be provided in two halls of the same building.


Material – Canvass and easels will be provided by organizer. Artists are required to bring their own brushes, papers, colours and other tools for creating visual art works. Musicians will be provided with basic sound equipment. Musicians are required to bring their own musical instruments.


Trip to explore the Nature and cultural heritage of the region – the visit of International folklore festival in near town Myjava is part of the residency programme as well as the trip to surrounding nature of the village.



We expect from participating artists:


Participating visual artists are required to donate two (2) numbers of their art works created during the residency programme (Provided canvas size will be approximately 100 x 70cm) towards art collection of PPIAC, Slovensko, which will be further exhibited in final festival and during future art exhibitions organized by PPIAC, Slovensko.


Musicians are expected to collaborate with invited resource musicians in the residency for the performance in public at the final festival of the symposium and to collaborate for the documentation of the art symposium. Musicians are expected to perform their own songs/music at the final festival of the residency programme.


The PPIAC, Slovensko reserves the rights to use any produced document (video/audio/photographs) during art residency  for promotional purposes and further presentation via exhibitions organized by PPIAC, Slovensko. Artists retain all ownership rights to their images and audio records submitted in portfolio. However, organizers reserves the right to use the images and audio records of all accepted applicants for promotional purposes involving the website or bulletins. Picasso Pupils international art community is not liable for breaches of copyright by the entrants.


Artists should bring all other material/musical instrument for creating/composing art work which are not provided by organizers.


Visual Artists have to prepare digital presentation (power point or JPGs saved in order on pendrive) of his/her most important art works and achievements, which will be presented during introduction evenings for public.


All artists are expected to facilitate one mentorship workshop for youth within the duration of the symposium­­ or on the final festival.


Participating artists will bear their transportation expenditure from their home country to residency in Vrbovce.

Participating artist has to attend the art symposium programme for the entire duration.



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