ZARYA Artist-in-Residence program based on ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art in Vladivostok is a project aimed at provision of support to professionals in the field of contemporary art that welcomes artists regardless of their preferred genres and techniques, as well as age and nationality. ZARYA A-i-R offers the young artists an opportunity to live and work in the new environment and conditions conductive to intensive work that provide a chance for successful implementation of creativity projects.

ZARYA A-i-R program is primarily focused on analysis and development of local environment. One of its tasks is establishment of a dialogue with both dedicated professionals and wide audience. ZARYA A-i-R program is destined to become an efficient point of interaction between representatives of various nations and cultures and to encourage development of the local art world on the Far East. Throughout the existence of the Residency, which was opened in December 2014, more than 30 artists from Russia and overseas have become its participants.


- individual artists or teams (age requirements – not younger than 18 years), working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photo and video, installation, performance, choreography, theater, music and street art.


Residence duration – 1 or 2 months (optional).

Resident is to be provided with:
- a grant for development and implementation of project in the amount of 40 000 rubles (approx. 620 USD);
- compensation of air ticket and/or railway fare in the amount not exceeding 20 000 rubles (approx. 310 USD);
- partial compensation of the project materials in the amount not exceeding 8 000 rubles (approx. 120 USD);
- accommodation in a furnished studio apartment (2 studios for 2 residents in each, kitchen + living room, household appliances) at the premises of ZARYA CCA;
- a workshop (33 m2) at the premises of ZARYA CCA for joint use;
- PR support of the developing project;
- assistance in coordination of the developing project (introduction to the local context, meetings arrangement, information and literature search assistance).

Resident is expected to:
- develop and present the project within the program timeline;
- provide an introduction lecture;
- provide an additional event in another format (master-class, seminar, off-site lecture, open studio day, training course, etc.)
- submit final artworks for ZARYA CCA collection (the number of artworks and other details are to be negotiated individually).


Priority is to be given to the projects that meet the following requirements:
- site-specific focus on local context of the Far East and Vladivostok;
- strong conceptual framework of the project;
- proper understanding of the project development process.


ZARYA CCA acts on a competitive basis and considers all applications submitted during open call period.

Required documents:
- application form
- updated portfolio

Application documents in Russian or English language should be sent to residency@zaryavladivostok.ru.


Q: What should I do if the air flight cost exceeds the compensation amount?
A: The amount difference is to be covered at the expense of an artist or by the provided grant. If you successfully pass the selection, the Art Residence can provide adequate assistance in search and receipt of travel grants.

Q: What are the criteria of selection of artworks to be left by artists for ZARYA CCA collection?
A: Selection is conducted by an expert committee. The Residence reserves the right to select the particular final artworks for collection.

Q: Is it possible to bring family members to the Residence?
A: The Residence has no opportunity to accept guests other than the artists developing their projects. If it is necessary to bring your family to Vladivostok, we can give recommendations on search of rental apartments in Vladivostok.

Q: Is it obligatory to hold an exhibition upon the residency completion?
A: The form ofresidency report is not limited to only exhibition project. Possible options are to be discussed at the site and may be subject to change as the case may be.

*If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to send them to residency@zaryavladivostok.ru