For the first time in Kosovo, Qendra Multimedia invited in 2013 artists from central and southeastern Europe and Germany to apply for the artists– in – residence program “Pristina has no river” in Pristina (Kosovo). The second Call for Application started in January 2014, and this year is the third call starting from 26th of January 2015.
The fellowship for the artists includes a one-month stay in a fully equipped apartment in Pristina, travel costs and a fellowship in the amount of 800 euro.
Artists-in-residence program for the year 2015 will be organized in April, May, June, September, October and November 2015. Applicant’s eligible for this fellowship are fiction writers, poets, essayists, illusionists and columnists, translators, playwrights, etc. While in Pristina, the writers will use their time for work, as well as for getting acquainted with the cultural life of the Kosovan capital. We think this is a good opportunity for the resident artists to be in a young country like Kosovo is and get to know the cultural life and interesting people with a lot to say. Besides that, the artists will also have presentations in Pristina and the overall aim of the program is to provide the artists from the region the opportunity to get to know the literary, artistic and cultural scene in Kosovo. At the same time, the Pristina audience will be given a unique opportunity to be introduced to the work of the selected artists.
The selected artists for 2013 were: Ralph Hammerthaler (Germany), Tea Hvala (Slovenia), Gjorgje Bozhoviq (Serbia), Edi Matić (Croatia), Gergana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) and Pascal Schwaighofer (Switzerland).
The selected artists for 2014 are: Nikola Richter (Germnay), Hristo Boytchev (Bulgaria), Jurij Hudolin (Slovenia), Tomislav Marković (Serbia), Jovan Nikolaidis (Montenegro), Neda Radulovic (Serbia) and Bojan Krivokapic (Serbia).
Partners of the project: Traduki, S. Fischer Stiftung, Goethe Institute, EU Commission and Krokodil Festival.