Open call for RUK art residencies in Slovenia

RUK Network

Do you see collaboration, a multidisciplinary approach and experimentation as a great way to work? Do you want to test out your artistic approach in the business environment? Do you want to help advance the humanization of technology? If you can answer yes to these questions then you are invited to apply for a RUK residency!

Who can apply?
Artists and creators with experience in interdisciplinary practice.

Aim of the residencies
To explore how an artistic approach can be integrated in to a business to further the humanization of technology.

Duration of each residency
from 2 to 4 weeks

Dates of residencies
various dates available from December 2020 to May 2022

Locations in Slovenia
Trbovlje and / or Koper and / or Maribor

Language of Residencies
English and Slovene if you speak Slovene too!

The residency covers
Artists Fee: 450 € / week
Accommodation is provided
Contribution towards travel costs on an individual basis

What is expected of residents?
Artists together with a mentor in a company explore the potential of products, projects or processes in a company and how your artistic practise can help develop existing potential. The scope and manner of work is flexible and agreed with each resident individually.

Your indicative weekly commitments for the residency:
–      2 days / week  working with a company
–      1 day / week working in either DDTlab Trbovlje, KIBLA2LAB Maribor, PiNALAB Koper where you will be expected to run training, workshops or presentations for lab visitors and the local community
–      2 days / week your own practise as agreed with access to the infrastructure and technology in the RUK labs
–      You will also be expected to help promote RUK and art residencies.

To register your interest please send an email to with ‘Application for RUK residency’ as the subject. Please attach a CV and three examples of recent work and indicate dates when you would be available. We will get in touch and go through the next steps with you.

Application deadline: December 1, 2020

RUK Network – Network of Centers for Research Arts and Culture, run by the Institute for Culture Delavski dom Trbovlje together with partners PiNA (Association for Culture and Education PiNA, Koper) and KIBLA (Association for Culture and Education, Maribor).