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Date of event1.1.2023 - 31.12.2023 |  Place of eventZDAR NAD SAZAVOU, CZECH REPUBLIC

The program offers artists diferent spaces and time for research and performance preparation in the Žďár nad Sázavou Estate, region Vysočina. Residencies 2023 are held in five Clusters - creative residencies for 2-3 groups of artists at the same time.

Two to three organised meetings with other residents are held within the cluster with the aim of peer to peer experience sharing, international networking and opening doors for possible future cooperation.

The residency includes an obligation to present the project to a local audience. The presentation can take different forms, which always depends on the specific project and the phase it is in.

Newly in 2023, we offer the opportunity to take advantage of artistic coaching during the Residency under the guidance of foreign professional coaches. The artistic coach provides participating artists with an additional framework for their work. Through dialogue, they initiate different ways of questioning within the creative process and mirror what they see to the artists.

SE.S.TA. provides accommodation and facilities for testing and research and their basic equipment.

We support choreographers and artists from the fields of contemporary dance, new circus and movement theatre and other artistic disciplines.


The programme offers time and space to work intensively. Creatives from the fields of dance, new circus and physical theatre, as well as other disciplines, are invited to apply.

Site-specific, work with communities

Stimulating references and contexts for the work include: the locations with centuries of history and a vision for the 21st century, the landscape of Vysočina, city infrastructures and, above all, local people.

International, interdisciplinary networking

Diverse creative teams will cross paths at the clusters. The programme supports them to collaborate and share know-how.

Artistic coaching, theoretical reflection

Renowned artists with coaching practices can guide teams through the creative process. In addition, professionals offer a theoretical perspective.

Open call, service

The open call is announced in the autumn. Residencies take place year-round, in blocks. Participants are selected by a jury of professionals composed of SE.S.TA’s partners and collaborators. The programme guarantees housing, rehearsal space, per diems and contributions to travel and artists’ fees.

Residency partners: Nová síť, National Gallery Prague, Bazaar Festival, VLNA magazine and the International Visegrad Fund; international networks: Green Streets of Europe, BeInternational and BeSpectAtive.

Practical information:

Deadline for applications was on December 7 2022.

Selection of residents was announced on December 19, 2022.

Project manager: Eva Dryjová, eva.dryjova@se-s-ta.cz, +420 607 548 259

www.se-s-ta.cz / www.zamekzdar.cz


The residencies are taking place within the framework of the NPO program, Call No. 4 - Creative and Research Residencies Project 2023, registration number 0214000024.


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