Fort George AiR Programme


Location: Island of Vis, Croatia

Mission: The Fort George Creative Society (FGCS) exists to support art, to promote community and interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and to provide a stage not only for international art in Croatia, but for Balkan creativity in the context of Europe by hosting residency programmes, exhibitions, concerts and other events.

Fort George is a 201 year-old British naval fort set atop a headland on the beautiful island of Vis in Croatia. Currently undergoing an extensive and loving restoration, the building houses a restaurant, outdoor event space, museum and arts venue, as well as being the home of FGCS.

The 2014 FGCS summer residency programme aims to promote collaboration and the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between artists but also to encourage creative responses to the local community, culture and environment.

Social events and workshops aimed at connecting the artist with the local history, culture and community will be arranged. Additionally, the artist is of course free to enjoy any of the events (such as parties or concerts) scheduled at Fort George during their stay.

Cost: 900 Euro

Application Fee: No Application Fee

Number of Artists: Up to 5 artists at a time

Length of Stay: 4 weeks

Accommodations: Accommodation and studio space on the island of Vis will be provided, as well as assistance with any material requirements. At the end of their residency, artists will be expected to present some recent work, whether as part of an exhibition, screening, lecture or other medium. FGCS requests that artists contribute some work to be exhibited in the Fort George gallery, and mention FGCS in any work created during the residency, be it in the form of a credit, an acknowledgement or a logo placement. FGCS will also document the residence program and the stay of the residents, artists, curators for social media, website and press purposes.

Demographic/Medium: Emerging to Established National and International Artists. Current residents’ practice include experimental mediums, performance, painting, printmaking, photography, installation, video, sound, text, collaborations, and sculpture.

Benefits: n/a

Deadline: June 1

Please send a project proposal, a CV or bio, and any images you feel would support your application (max. total size of attachments: 10MB) to

Acceptance Rate: n/a


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