Urban Residency “City That (never) Sleeps” in Struga, Macedonia

Deadline: 10 March 2015
Open to:international students enrolled in a master program in Architecture, Design, Urban Planning or other creative field
Venue: Struga, Macedonia, 10 – 30 April, 2015


In the spirit of urban renewal through the notion of placemaking, Creative and Active supported by Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and in partnership with Municipality of Struga, launches the “City that (never) sleeps” Urban Residency (UrRe). UrRe is a three week long urban action workshop that will take place from 10 – 30 April 2015 in Struga, Macedonia.
Selected participants will design and propose long term policy projects to transform overlooked public space into a more vibrant, responsive and livable place. The aim of team of Creative and Active has worked closely with local institutions and groups to devise a project challenge focused in three pillars (strategic art policy platform, city square rearranging and developing bicycle lanes), details of which will be disclosed on the first day of the workshop. In the course of three weeks, participants will be presented with a context-specific challenge, a fixed schedule and budget to present the community with a solution.


The conference is open to  international students enrolled in a master program in Architecture, Design, Urban Planning or other creative field, international artists in a visual medium with a particular interest in landscape/environment (at least 3 years completed formal arts education)


The organisers will cover room and board,  a shared work space, work materials, international and domestic travels costs, field trip to Skopje, exhibition promotion, a published book.


Creative and Active invites artists to apply with the following information and send it to CTNS@creativeactive.org or info@creativeactive.org.

  • Application form;
  • CV;
  • Outline of travel costs for travel to and from Struga, Macedonia for the actual residency;
  • Artist statement (a summary of artistic achievements and a proposal why this opportunity would benefit development of artistic practice on intended development (max 500 words);
  • Supporting material (if available): upload up to 6 images (in JPEG format), or 3 video works or combination of the two, up to max 3mins each either by link to vimeo/youtube or upload of .mov/.avi/.wmv/.mpeg formats, showing examples of work. Images should be captioned with a number (1-6);

For additional information download the official call

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