With great pleasure, we invite international artists and creators working on the crossroads of art, science, and technology to participate in the RUK Residency programs in 2021.

RUK art residencies aim to bring together creativity and diversity of artistic approaches with groundbreaking technological businesses to contribute to critical and new understandings of technology, its ubiquitous influence, and radical potential. Moreover, one of RUK's main goals is to expand cultural and economic horizons and contribute to new knowledge production processes.

The program seeks to support artists and creators who see collaboration, a multidisciplinary approach, and experimentation as part of their working process. We are looking forward to receiving applications from passionate and dedicated artists and creators who would like to join our effort to think technology differently.

Duration of each residency
from 2 to 4 weeks

Dates of residencies
Various dates available from December 2020 to May 2022

Locations in Slovenia
Trbovlje and/or Koper and/or Maribor

Residencies' Language
English and Slovene if you speak Slovene too!

The residency covers
Artists Fee: 450 € per week

Provided accommodation
Contribution to travel costs on an individual basis

What is expected of residents?
Together with a company's mentor, artists explore the potential of products, projects, or processes in a company and how your artistic practice can help develop existing potential. The scope and manner of work are flexible and agreed with each resident individually.

Your indicative weekly commitments for the residency:

  • 2 days per week working with a company
  • 1 day per week working in either DDTlab Trbovlje, KIBLA2LAB Maribor, PiNALAB Koper, where you will be expected to run training, workshops, or presentations for lab visitors and the local community
  • 2 days per week your own practice, as agreed with access to the infrastructure and technology in the RUK labs
  • You will also be expected to help promote RUK and art residencies.

To register your interest, please send an email to with 'Application for RUK residency' as the subject. Please attach a CV and three examples of recent work and indicate available dates. We will contact you and proceed with the next steps.

Application deadline: December 1, 2020



RUK Network - Network of Centers for Research Arts and Culture, run by the Institute for Culture Delavski dom Trbovlje together with partners PiNA (Association for Culture and Education PiNA, Koper) and KIBLA (Association for Culture and Education, Maribor).

Previous residents:

RUK Art Residencies program is part of the RUK project (2019-2022). The project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.



KiBela, space for art



Informal education

Accompanying art program


KiBar: cybernetic bar

Za:misel bookstore






Festival of Love 2008-2012

Days of Curiosity


Projects, Coproduction and International Cooperation

Current Projects
  - RUK
  - Digital Heritage Incubator (DDI)
  - Virtual Multimodal Museum (VIMM)
  - Ruritage
  - Caravan NEXT
  - Mreža multimedijskih centrov
  - X-OP


Past Projects

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