Plum Yard


Kateřina Šobáňová,
+420 777 790 711

Plum Yard
Malovice 35,
Malovice, 384 11


  • Accommodation possibilities: group of artists (approx. 6 persons) or individuals with family
  • Period: 3 – 4 weeks (can be extended)
  • Conditions: We offer accommodation, meals and working space for free.

Offering help to artists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia

The Plum Yard – Art, Education and Community Centre will provide immediate assistance to artists who have had to or will have to leave Ukraine because of the war or to leave Russia or Belarus because of their disagreement with the policies of presidents Putin and Lukashenko. 

For a group of artists (approximately 6 people) or individuals with family who have lost the opportunity to continue their artistic work in their own country and are looking for a base for their projects or even a place to reflect and plan further activities in their personal and artistic life during this difficult time, we offer accommodation, food and also working space for 3-4 weeks (with the possibility of extension) completely free of charge.

Full text in Czech HERE.



  • The Plum Yard (Švestkový Dvůr) is an artist residency programme designed for all art disciplines—dance, theatre, new circus, musicians, and visual artists, and also for writers and translators. The place is also a home for the Continuo Theatre whose company members work and live here. In addition, the Plum Yard operates a cultural centre with programme for children and adults, community activities, and educational projects. In 2015, the place was completely renovated. It is located on the edge of a small South Bohemian village Malovice, 7 km from Vodňany. There is no infrastructure; as such it provides space for creative concentration.


  • Theatre Hall (12 x 18 m, performance area 12 x 12 m) – with a complete inventory of theatre equipment, ceiling height 10 m, height of the truss construction 5.7 m. Small hall (10 x 10 m) – basic technical equipment, suitable for smaller productions.
  • Rehearsal Room (9 x 9 m) – height approx. 8 m, basic technical equipment.
  • Music Studio (approx. 5 x 7 m) – suitable as a music rehearsal room or for smaller theatres, such as marionette productions.
  • Workshop – with everything for the production of scenography.
  • Shared Areas – large kitchen, common area with bar, showers, toilets.
  • All rooms have sanded wood floor. Cushioned dance floor is available.


  • Accommodation is available either in furnished, insulated trailers with heating, bedding and towels provided, or in shared rooms in the building.
  • Capacity is 20–40 people, always depending on the current projects. In general, the Plumb Yard can host about 50 creatives; and 100–200 people in the audience for onsite productions.


  • Residency workspace with unlimited number of hours. Technical equipment is available. Accommodation for artists. Meals can be provided by prior arrangement.
  • We can provide also other, event production-related services (such as production, marketing, graphic design, costume production, etc.).


The Plum Yard was founded in 2013; the artist residency programme in 2015.

website of the residence

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