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The goal of the European artists exchange of the District County of Upper Bavaria is to consolidate the cultural relations between countries of the european community by a partnership and to enrich the regional as well as the upper bavarian cultural scene.
The artist exchange with the Reaktor Residency Centre of the Creative and Cultural Centre Nová Cvernovka in Bratislava started in May, 2019. One artist each from Slovakia and from Upper Bavaria are living and working for each 2 months in the respective partner country.
The artist exchange pauses in 2020 because of re-structuring of the partner institution.
The nclusive residency program offering 2-months research and creative residencies in cooperation with other local and international residency programs and individual exchange activities. It takes place in developing Creative and cultural centre of Nová Cvernovka (est. 2016), in Bratislava, Slovakia.
"Our goal is set to enhance the creative potential of our activities both by establishing new partnerships with creative centers across Europe and by inviting creative individuals from all over the world to join us and share their ideas and experience.The residency program is designed as an opportunity for art world professionals - curators, cultural operators, visual artists as well as performance or literary artists, together with philosophers, theoreticians, sociologist and other social scientists. Their residency projects should lead to establishing a close contact with Slovak art scene and support our cultural centre in its development stage."
The residency program launched in 2018 with research residencies for experts and theorists and creative residencies for artists and performers to look into various problems and topics related to the cultural centre itself (e.g. gentrification, deindustrialization, demographic shifts, ecologic sustainability etc).
The residency centre is also designed to welcome people usually unwittingly excluded from majority of residency programs:
Premises and capacity
Currently Reaktor offer 4 residency apartments (25m and 29m) and 1 studio (25m). The residency program is able to operate up to 4 residencies at the same time in a twomonths period (which means up to 24 residents per year).
Theme of the residence in 2019:
"Freedom in art / Art in (lack of) freedom / Off limits"
Reaktor Residency Centre at Creative and Cultural Centre Nová Cvernovka
Račianska 78, 831 02 Bratislava