We are happy to share the result of the research, which we have been working on together with Teatr A Part, L1 Association and Tabačka Kulturfabrik since last year as part of the project Connecting V4 ART-IN-RES. The project’s aim was to map the current situation of arts residency practice in V4 countries with a focus on performing arts.

Are you wondering what artist-in-residence means? What are the benefits and impacts of arts residencies? Do you want to know how residency centres are financed? Or do you want to know where to go with your project to get inspiration, make contacts, develop your project and gain new experiences or skills? In the publication, you will learn more about the arts residencies in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, including examples of host organisations.


  • general public interested in the meaning of arts residencies
  • artists and culture professionals in search of arts residencies in V4 countries
  • professional public in debates with the public authorities when lobbying for the practice of arts residencies
  • decision-makers and cultural policy-makers as a basis for further steps towards the development of cultural mobility and arts residencies

Despite being a widely used tool to boost creativity, mobility and international cooperation, the benefits of arts residencies are still undervalued. We believe that this publication, too, will contribute to improving the state of support of arts residencies and changing cultural practice in general.

→ Check the publication out: The Phenomenon of Arts Residencies in V4 Countries.

Project coordinator:
  • Nová síť, Czech Republic
Project partners:
  • Teatr A Part, Poland – Marcin Herich
  • L1 Independent Artists Association of Public Utility, Hungary – Márta Ladjánszki
  • Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Slovak Repiblic – Zuzana Psotková
  • Cultural Center CORPUS, Belarus
Authors of texts:
  • Tereza Lacmanová & Adriana Světlíková – Nová síť, Czech Republic
  • Katarzyna Ilich – Grotowski institut, Poland
  • Kinga Szemessy – L1 Association, Hungary
  • Zuzana Psotková – Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Slovak Republic
  • Kateřina Kyselica
Graphic design:
  • Terezie Chlíbcová

Huge thanks to the International Visegrad Fund and all the partners and creators!

→ You can find more about the project here.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

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