With this call, we invite visual and performing artists to take part in the Creative Europe project
“(In)visible traces. Artistic memories of the cold war”. The project deals with the historical, political, social and cultural aspects of the Cold War period, focusing on the memory of marginalized and
forgotten cultural heritage sites. Across Europe, many cultural heritage sites connected with the Cold
War have been forgotten or marginalized. Despite their historical and cultural significance, these
locations are often neglected, abandoned, and unknown, even to the local public, due to their difficult
past, stories of suffering, and the political ideologies associated with them. Today, many European
countries are grappling with how to deal with the legacy of the Cold War.


During the 4-day study visit in Romania, artists will visit several relevant sites such as the Pitești Prison
Memorial (Arges County), demolished or moved churches and monasteries in Bucharest, Nucșoara (the
home place of anti-communist resistance fighter Elizabeta Rizea in Arges County), and Mislea Prison
(Prahova County). Guided by Professor Andreea Lazea, a professor at the West University of Timișoara,
the artists will gain new knowledge about Romanian history, as well as the political, social, and cultural
aspects of the Cold War period in the country. Additionally, the artists will receive guidance from
Professor Andreea Lazea and visit selected locations and related museums.

The study visit will take place from September 18th to 22nd, 2024.

All costs related to the study visit in Romania, including travel, accommodation for 4 nights, and meals,
will be covered by the organizers.

The travel costs will be reimbursed after the end of the study visit, based on the cheapest and closest
to the venue possibilities (second class railway tickets, bus tickets, low-cost flights), accompanied by
the receipt of complete and original tickets, invoices, bills, receipts, or boarding cards.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 200 euro per person for both ways.

Who can apply?

Emerging artists interested in the topic, coming from EU member states and other eligible countries
for the Creative Europe program. The jury will select artists securing a balanced representation of diverse identities, backgrounds and experiences.

Artist collectives can apply for study visits and artistic interventions; however, only one representative of
the collective can participate in the study visit in Bucharest from September 18 to 22. The budget will
remain unchanged, as it was originally planned for just one artist to sign up.

How to apply?

All interested candidates should send the following documents:
● CV with current address of residence
● Portfolio
● Letter of motivation
● Project proposal for the artistic intervention and foreseen budget

All documents should be sent before 17th June 2024 to jurica.vitkovic@documenta.hr, using the
subject “Call for artists “(In)visible traces”. Please send the documents as one PDF document. You can
also send the PDF document through WeTransfer, in case it exceeds the email size limit.


All other information you can find in the call attached here.


The call is organized through the project “(In)Visible traces. Artistic memories of the Cold War” and financed by the European Union through the Creative Europe program.