Pursuant to the Law on the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 29/2010), the Act Establishing the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 72/2010), and the Regulations on the Criteria for the Use of the Residence Centre Cankarjeva, the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (hereafter JSKD)


Open call for Stay in the Residence centre Cankarjeva (hereafter the residence) for Creators / Artists who will execute their projects in Ljubljana in 2020 and 2021 (hereafter the Call)

Name and registered office of the contracting authority:

Javni sklad RS za kulturne dejavnosti, Štefanova 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija.

1. The Purpose of the Call

Open Call for Stay in the Residence For Creators/Artists who will execute their projects in the Residence in Ljubljana in 2020 and 2021.

2. Location, Premises and Equipment

Residence is located in Ljubljana. The multipurpose lecture room can be used for work, rehearsals, creative socialising, and small exhibitions. Immediately across the street is a small hall (“Skladovnica”) that can seat 50 people and is suitable for film screenings, small theatre performances, various kinds of presentations and work meetings.

All rooms are modern in design and have a pleasant atmosphere.

3. The Subject of the Call

For Creators/Artists WHO ARE GOING TO CONCEIVE NEW PROJECTS in the Residence between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 in the following possible terms:

- 1 September 2020 - 3 October 2020 - 1 September 2020 – 3 October 2020
- 23 October 2020 – 1 November 2020 - 23 October 2020 – 28 February 2021
- 16 November 2020 – 14 January 2021 - 6 April 2021 – 15.May2021
- 16 February 2021 – 28 March 2021  
- 6 April 2021 – 16 May 2021  

JSKD offers the use of the Orange or Green apartment (with the running, maintenance and cleaning costs covered) and other facilities in the Residence (the library, the multipurpose hall, etc.). A grant is not provided for. Travelling expenses are not covered by the contract giver.

The scholarship is not foreseen, nor is the tender for travel expenses. Estimated accommodation is no more than 1 month.

4. The Fields of the Call

The Call is aimed at natural persons working and creating in any of the following fields:

- Visual and beaux arts

- Performing arts

- Literature

- Film and multimedia

- Cultural heritage preservation and folklore

- Vocal and instrumental music

- Contemporary dance

The intention is to enable creators/artists in residence to execute projects or conceive new projects and to receive additional training in the Residence in Ljubljana in the period between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
Each applicant will be able to stay in the apartment during the time slot stipulated in the Creator in Residence Contract concluded between the applicant and JSKD prior to the applicant’s arrival.

5. The Terms and Conditions of the Call

Natural persons, creating in one of the fields stated above who comply with the following conditions, are eligible for stay:

- That the applicant has been expressing himself/herself in a given field over a longer period of time;

- That the applicant is well-established, shows promise at home and abroad, and has a proven interest in Slovene literature and culture.

6. The Expectations of the Contract Giver (JSKD)

The creator in residence is expected to:

- Cooperate with local and international guest artists;

- Cooperate with JSKD field advisors;

- Present his/her new work, or part of it, created or jointly created during their stay in Residence, publicly in JSKD venue (“Cepetka”), possibly also in other spaces and places, and to make an overview of his/her stay in Residence.

7. Publication of Works Created in Residence

The works created in residence will be published in printed, audio and video publications: in a book/catalogue, a magazine, on DVD and on the website of the Residence.

8. Applying and Application Assessment

Whether or not the application meets the terms and conditions of the Call is determined by a commission for opening applications comprised of JSKD employees chosen by the director. Applicants, whose applications are found to be formally incomplete, will be invited in writing to supplement their applications. The application must be supplemented within 5 days after receiving the invitation to supplement the application, or else the application is considered incomplete. Late applications, incomplete applications, or applications not submitted by eligible persons will be excluded from the selection and rejected.

9. Instructions for the Use of Residence

Applicants must use the in the Residence in compliance with the creator in contract concluded between the applicant and JSKD prior to the applicant’s arrival.

By signing the contract the applicant commits himself/herself to use the in Residence with due care, and agrees to be liable for any damages that might occur as a result of undue care – in case of which in accordance with the terms and conditions in the lease he/she must pay any incurred material costs and repay the rent for the time of his/her stay.

10. Criteria of the Call:

10.1.Criteria for proposals for creators in residence who are going to execute their projects (the maximum total of points: 55):

- The quality of the work the applicant has done so far in the artistic field he/she applies for (0-30 points),

- The amount of attention the work the applicant has done so far in the artistic field he/she applies for has received in the expert public (0-15 points),

- Applicant’s achievements in international cultural cooperation (0-10 points).

10.2. Priority criteria (the maximum total of points: 45):

- Presentation of a specific project (0-25 points),

- Planned execution of the project in a specific site with a possibility of incorporating the project into a wider international cultural scene (0-20 points).

11. Assessment Method in Brief

The maximum total of points is 100. The projects with the highest total of points received on the basis of both the general and priority criteria may be selected.
Apart from selecting the successful applicants, the expert commission will also form a »reserve list« of applicants (ordered by priority) who may stay in Residence, if any of the initially selected applicants notifies JSKD that he/she is forced to cancel his/her residence, due to unforeseen objective circumstances. If the artist fails to provide objective reasons for cancelling, he/she is not eligible to apply for the JSKD Open Call for Stay in the Residence for the following three years.

12. Application Period

The opening date of the Call is February 10, 2020. The closing date of the Call is April 10, 2020. In the event of insufficient interest for the Call, it may be extended for up to 30 days. Following the completion of the procedure, in the case of vacant capacities which have not been distributed among the applicants with the invitation to tender, the tenderer may invite unsuccessful interested parties or interested public to benefit from the residency. The condition for participation is that they at least partially fulfill the conditions set out in points 4, 5 and 6 of this invitation to tender.

13.1. Application Documentation

13.1. E-APPLICATION FORM (APPLICANT INFORMATION) - to be filled in online!

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(Applicant's basic information, Application for residence and work and residency residency for 2020 and 2021, Areas of activity, Information on past activities related to Artistic Housing, Education and professional experience, Detailed plan of stay by defining visions of creative work in the proposed time period with specific emphasis on promoting one's creativity, Applicant's CV, References)

14. Deadline and Submission of Applications

14.1. Applications must be filled in online:

14.2. Applications received or received. submitted after this date are considered to be late.

14.3. With submission his/her application the applicant accepts all the terms and conditions and criteria of the Call as stipulated in the documentation of the Call, and agrees that his/her personal data may be used in the selection process.

15. Exclusion of Applications

After opening the applications, which will begin in 10 days after deadline. JSKD will exclude from further selection process or reject:

- Applications not submitted by an eligible person;

- Late applications, late supplement of applications;

- Incomplete applications.

15.1. The late submission of the registered post by 10 April 2020 inclusive shall be considered as late.

15.2. An application that does not contain all the elements required by the tender text and the tender documentation is considered incomplete. An application that has arrived formally incomplete on the tender deadline and is not completed by the applicant within the required five-day deadline shall also be considered incomplete.

16. Contact Person for Further Information

David Stupica


Tel.: 00 386 1 24 10 527


17. Opening of Applications and Notification of Results

As planned, JSKD will notify the applicants about the results of the Call within 30 days after the opening of the applications.

In case of unforeseen circumstances that would prevent the use of the apartments in the Call, stay in the Residence shall not be granted.

Mag. Marko Repnik, direktor


Del. štev.: 6106-1/2020/1 Ljubljana, 10. 2. 2020





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David Stupica


Tel.: 00 386 1 24 10 527