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OPEN CALL Ceramic Artists Residency in Petrinja

Korisnička ocjena: 4 / 5

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We offer opportunity for 3 residents for 2 months in Petrinja, Croatia. All costs of the artist's residency are covered by the European Union through the Creative Europe program, sub-program Culture Moves Europe.

The Artists can work with natural clay, which is abundant in our community. Call is open to all kinds of ceramic art, to artists 18 years of age and older residing in the EU. Join us, to learn and create!

Residence period: May 5 - July 4, 2024

Entry deadline: April 21, 2024 

About Us

Ceramic Studio Petrinja was founded in 2020 by Association GRAK, a non-profit organization. The studio is artistic, but also a social project. We like to use clay as a medium that can reduce the social isolation of vulnerable groups. In addition to developing creativity, clay also has therapeutic properties. It turned out to be very important, especially in the period after we became the epicentre of the destructive earthquake.

We aim to offer the community an open ceramic studio where residents can develop knowledge and skills about contemporary ceramic art based on traditional pottery. Our studio is a place for creative socializing and the exchange of knowledge and experience. We like to say that clay is the glue we use to connect our community, but it connects us internationally.

Our residents will be invited to support our goals related to developing of ceramic art.

We are local activists who empower our community to change. Come and join us!


Together we can preserve cultural heritage and enjoy the creation of unique artistic ceramics.


Studio services

We organize workshops for participants of the ceramic studio, where we nurture traditional pottery, but also develop knowledge and skills about modern methods of clay modeling and decorating ceramic objects. We also learn how to use ceramic equipment in the studio.

The studio offers free use of equipment, tools, and materials for making ceramics. For users, we have 8 potter’s wheels, 2 ceramic kilns, a clay roller and press, an extruder for clay recycling, table-top turntables, small tools, paints, and glazes.

We are helping in developing the knowledge and skills by users of ceramic studio and creating a stimulating environment for the revitalization of traditional pottery, the development of contemporary art, and entrepreneurial ideas.

studio rezidencija

Petrinja, the town of pottery

Pottery is the oldest, most widespread, and most well-known craft in Petrinja. In the middle of the 19th century, around 100 potters were active in Petrinja. The city still rests on high- quality clay, and a large STUCKA (traditional clay jar) recalls the history of pottery and greets visitors at the very entrance to the town. Petrinjas tourism is also developing on traditional pottery.

Petrinja is a town of teachers and teachers have had good professors throughout the centuries who taught them how to make and decorate ceramics. For this reason, almost all the big names of Croatian artistic ceramics from the end of the 19th and half of the 20th century have their anchor in Petrinja.

FLIK, the Festival of Pottery and Ceramics, a unique event in Croatia. This year, FLIK will be held on the weekend of the 18th and 19th May. Ceramic studio Petrinja is a co-organizer of the festival.

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What do we expect?

As resident you will be involved in:

  • Art workshops for locals
  • Local and national cultural events
  • Your individual projects

What do we offer?

  • Accommodation in a single room in the apartment in the city
  • Workspace and technical equipment
  • Daily allowance: € 25 (Fixed amount, per day, to contribute to daily subsistence, such as local transports, meals, etc.)
  • Travel costs
  • Daily support on the spot
  • Mentoring

Resident profile

  • Ceramic artists aged 18 or older, working individually or in groups;
  • from all educational backgrounds and levels of experience, from emerging to established Artists;
  • willing to further develop their knowledge and skills

*Candidates selected under the Individual Mobility Action of Culture Moves Europe are eligible to participate in a residency project funded by the Residency Action of Culture Moves Europe. Everyone can participate in a residency project funded by the Residency Action of Culture Moves Europe, only once.

Eligible countries

The applicant must be legally registered and based in one of the Creative Europe countries:

Albania, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia and Ukraine.

Including the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and (ORs) Outermost Regions of the European Union:

Overseas Countries and Territories:

Greenland (Denmark), French Polynesia (France), New Caledonia (France), Saint Barthelemy (France), St. Pierre and Miquelon (France), Wallis and Futuna Islands (France), Aruba (The Netherlands), Bonaire (The Netherlands), Curaçao (The Netherlands), Saba (The Netherlands), Sint Maarten (The Netherlands) and Sint Eustatius (The Netherlands).

Outermost regions:

French Guiana (France), Guadeloupe (France), Martinique (France), Mayotte (France), Reunion Island (France), Saint-Martin (France), Azores (Portugal), Madeira (Portugal) and Canary Islands (Spain).

How to apply?


you need to prepare (preferred as PDF files):

  • your CV,
  • your artistic/cultural portfolio,
  • your motivation and learning goals

Deadline for applications: 21.04.2024



Poslovni centar, Sajmište 2/1

44250 Petrinja, Croatia

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Contact person: Palma Milicevic +385 91 555 4098 (WhatsApp)

More info about Association GRAK: https://www.grakni.hr/grak/

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