KAMEN Artist Residency is a residency program for artistic research and art production, located in the mountain valley by Bileća lake in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We provide space for artists to live and work in proximity, and engage in collaborative or solo projects.
KAMEN aims to be a place for learning from nature, history, daily practice and each other. We are interested in the exchange between people, ideas, methodologies and disciplines, in connection with the region in which we are located. As well, the residency is suitable as a retreat, offering the space and time for focus on creative endeavors, experimentation, studio work, research, writing etc.
We welcome artists and art-related researchers working across a wide range of disciplines, including visual art, moving image, music, performative practices, writing and/or design etc. We especially enjoy experimental practices and interdisciplinary projects. As well, work concerning environmental and ecological issues find a particularly fruitful ground at KAMEN. So does engagement with socio-political and historical topics, and work that activates studies of mythology, anthropology, religion, etc. That said, we value artistic autonomy and do not enforce any theme.
Participants of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, at any stage of their career. Within the groups of residents hosted simultaneously, we aim to combine intergenerational and international positions, and include a variety of disciplines.