WARM Academy 2019 – Call to Apply

Deadline: 28 June 2019
Open to: student, peacebuilding practitioner, artist, memory worker, journalist, or media maker
Venue: 8 – 13 July 2019, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The War Art Reporting and Memory (WARM) Academy is a multidisciplinary, educational and training program that focuses on developing participants’ knowledge, understanding, and critical skills in the fields of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Taking place during Sarajevo’s annual WARM Festival, the Academy will feature a series of masterclasses, workshops, and interactive panel discussions that present cutting-edge approaches, innovative techniques, and best practices being utilized across the globe to address issues related to contemporary conflict and post-conflict transitions. The series will be delivered by world-class practitioners, academics, artists, and experts from the fields of media, transitional justice, historical memory preservation, journalism, art, violence prevention, human rights, and other related fields.


This call to apply is open to students, researchers, artists, photographers, academics, journalists, and anyone with an interest in conflict transformation, peacebuilding, human rights, transitional justice, and other areas related to conflict and post-conflict transitions. Applicants must be 18+ years of age and possess advanced English language skills as the working language of the Academy is English. There are only 35 spots available (which include the spots reserved for participants who are eligible to receive scholarships), so be sure to apply today for your chance to be part of this year’s program!


There are 15 scholarships available for participants who are nationals of any of the following Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. A scholarship covers all program costs including your travel and accommodation. Please indicate whether you are applying for this scholarship in the designated section of the application form provided below.

The cost for participants residing outside of the Western Balkans is 600.00 EUR. This fee covers accommodation, workshop materials, museum and institution entrance fees, guided tours of Sarajevo, travel costs to Srebrenica, and some meals. Participants are responsible for covering their own airfare/travel costs to and from Sarajevo as well as any visa costs (if they are required for your country). If you are a resident of the Western Balkans, please see the section below for more information about our WARM Academy scholarships.

How to apply?

To apply, please a completed application form (click warm-academy-application-form.doc) and send your current CV to warm.academy@gmail.com  by 28 June 2019.

For more information, please visit the official web page.