Collective Domain of Cultural Memory// Call for artist from Croatia for residency in the Netherlands


The Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) is a collaborative project focusing on the ethics of cultural heritage in Macedonia, Croatia and The Netherlands. The project partners are Slobodne veze/ Loose Associations from Zagreb, Press to Exit Project Space from Skopje and Suns and Stars association + The Dusty Writing group platform from Amsterdam. The project is conceived in several stages and its’ activities will include symposiums, a conference, guided tours, artist in residence programs, artistic production etc.

In the framework of the CDCM project, Slobodne veze/ Loose Associations are launching a call for Croatian artists to express interest for a two weeks residency in Amsterdam that will take place in December 2019/ January 2020. The topic is re-visiting archives and developing new approaches of engaging with cultural heritage.

“Whereas in Macedonia and Croatia we witness a level of negligence, that unveils an attitude of disavowal towards cultural heritage from a specific period in history, in the Netherlands cultural heritage is well protected through governmental policies. Consequently, depots are congested with heritage and cultural budget is spent to protect what cannot be seen by the citizens. Do these artifacts, piled up in storehouses, ripped from their meaning in life, have the capacity to retain their meaning or produce new meanings? Voices are raised to alter the attitude towards such heritage and look for different ways in which it can be perceived.”

Interested artists from Croatia should send us short motivation letter (1 page max) and a portfolio showing the interest in the proposed topic.

Deadline: March 1st, 2019
For all questions, write us to

The CDCM project has been funded by the EU through the program Creative Europe/ the European Year of Cultural Heritage  2018.


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