Applications Open for Artistic Residences in Hucisko and Kraków

To commemorate UNESCO’s Year of Tadeusz Kantor, artistic and research residences have been made available in the places the great master worked in. Applications are open to artists from outside Poland that want to create a dialogue with Kantor’s work using contemporary methods.


UNESCO has decreed that 2015 is the Year of Tadeusz Kantor. Tadeusz Kantor (b. 1915 Wielopole Skrzyńskie – d. 1990 Kraków) was an avant-garde artist, painter, draughtsman, art theoretician, stage designer and director, performance organiser, prominent 20th-century theatre reformer – put simply, one of the most renowned artists on the Polish art scene.

For the 100th anniversary of Kantor’s birth,, in co-operation with the Tadeusz Kantor Foundation and the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor (CRICOTEKA), is inviting artists to take part in an artistic research-based project using archival material and Kantor’s body of work.

The objective of the residence is to create an artistic work based on a dialogue between Tadeusz Kantor’s art and contemporary artistic sensibilities. Selected project participants will get a unique chance to encounter a Polish artist through access to previously unpublished archives. They will be able to peer into these unknown areas of Kantor’s art and receive inspiration on how to take up the topic in a contemporary manner.

The residence will take place in two stages:

Research and preparatory period (October 2015)
Work on the artistic project and presentation (First half of 2016)

Duration: 2-3 weeks
Place: Tadeusz Kantor and Maria Stangret Kantor House in Hucisko, and the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA in Kraków

The project is best suited to artists, critics and curators outside Poland that specialise in any of the following fields:

  • Performance Art
  • Architecture
  • Film
  • Visual arts
  • New Media

During the first stage (October 2015), residence organisers will provide:

  • substantive guidance
  • access to archival materials related to Tadeusz Kantor and his works
  • travel expenses
  • transport between Hucisko and Kraków
  • accommodation
  • an allowance for your stay

Conditions and details of the second stage will be dependent on the project that participants decide upon during the first stage of their residence.

Artists will be selected in an open call process by a council of experts.

Applications should be in English and include the following:
Artistic CV (PDF, max. one page)
Cover letter/project proposal (PDF, max. 2,000 characters with spaces)
A link to a folder with documentation of artistic achievements

Complete applications should be sent to by 23:59 on 6th September 2015 .Replies to qualifying applicants will be sent by email no later than 16th September 2015.

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