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Open call for young women artists from the Visegrad countries

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

30. 9.

The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation (Poland) in partnership with MeetFactory (Czech Republic), Easttopics (Hungary) and Björnsonova (Slovakia) invites young female* artists to participate in the Secondary Archive, an online platform for Central and Eastern Europe women artists.

The aim of the project is to promote, discover and rediscover female artists and the most valuable phenomena of contemporary art from the female perspective in the Visegrad countries. The Archive will collect the statements of female artists of three generations – those who were active before 1989, the generation who started their art practice right after the fall of the Communist regime, and the youngest artists, born after 1989. It will serve as an international source of information about Central and Eastern European female art for both art professionals and the wider audience. The project is supported by the Visegrad Fund and helps to build cooperation between art institutions and art professionals in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. 

The open call is organized for young, emerging, and early career female artists with the aim to present their voice and perspective. The selected candidates will be asked to create an artist’s statement and will be interviewed by curators. The result of these interviews, as well as the statement and information they provide, will be published on the Archive’s website. The jury will also select one artist from each country whose vision and art practice will be encouraged with a cash grant of 500 euros**.  

Who can participate: Female artists of all media who were born or work in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia after 31 December 1989. 

Submission Rules: artists interested in participation should send both English and their native language versions of the following documents:

  1. CV

  2. Portfolio (20 MB max. For video, please add the links and passwords, if needed).

  3. A short statement which explains one’s art practice and vision (2000 signs max. per language) 




Send to: 
Subject line: Open call for artists       

Deadline: September 30, 2020, 12 p.m CET.   

We encourage artists to submit portfolios as early as possible, as the jury will start reviewing and studying submissions as soon as they arrive. 


Selection Process

An international jury consisting of 5 people will be selected by the partner institutions which are involved in the project. The selected jurors will be announced before 30 September 2020. The decision of the jury will be final.

For questions and additional information please write to




* in relation to the definition of female, we will accept artists of any gender who consider themselves females. 

**even if as a grant the cash award shouldn’t be subject to taxation, this amount must be considered brutto and the final endowment will depend on the laws of each respective country