Košice 2013 EU Capital of Culture offers a new artist in residency program. The program is managed by Ludwig Henne, Robert Bosch Cultural Manager in Košice. "Mission Statement: In the frame of European C­apital of ­Culture the NGO Kosice 2013 is developing an international artist-in-residency-program for emerging artists from all over the world and out of all artistic disciplines and expressions. We will give them the possibility to become a cultural pioneer and work in the inspire environment of Kosice`s singular cultural surrounding to realize art projects collaborate with the agile local art scene and present themself to the local and national public. We pursuit three main goals within this residency-project: 1. Support the creative energy of every invited artist and give him/her the chance to work in a new and very special environment to find (new) artistic ways to express. 2. Stimulate the art scene in Kosice, in the region and in whole Slowakia. Support the dialogue as well as the confrontation of the residency-artists with local artists and the wide public. 3. Create/strengthen a beneficial environment for the development of inovative and international contemporary art projects with international and local participants." Together with the Hungarian artist/s they will apply for a Visegrad grant, to ensure accommodation, studio, travel costs and a honorary. On their website you find more information (currently in Slovakian language only). We would also be happy to provide you with more information or communicate the specific contacts and deadlines. Just drop us a mail if you are interested: info@igormetropol.org. UPDATE: We got a new DEADLINE for applications confirmed. Please send your CV, motivation letter and portfolio directly to Ludwig Henne: ludwig.henne (at) kosice2013.sk until AUGUST 28, 2011!