Open-Call for 2024

The Cabin Studio established in 2023 is a centre for artistic residencies run under the patronage of Studio Hrdinů. The Cabin occupies the building of a former gamekeeper’s lodge located in Pěčice, Mladá Boleslav, and offers space for concentrated work on projects in all stages of development in the disciplines of dance, sonic arts, performance, visual arts and literature.

The residents have at their disposal the cabin’s studio (6,5 x 8 m) with basic technical equipment. If desired, there is also a possibility of accommodation (for up to ten people) as well as boarding.

We offer residencies in the fields of:

DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE – up to 4 three-week residencies; the possibility of a project presentation at the close of the residency

LITERATURE – up to 4 six-week residencies, the possibility of a project presentation/reflection – public reading, discussion, &c. – in the course / at the close of the residency

VISUAL ARTS – up to 5 three-week residencies for a plein air practice and computer animation

MUSIC/ SONIC ARTS – up to 4 three-week residencies; the possibility of a project performance at the close of the residency

RESIDENCY FOR CULTURAL PROFESSIONALS – up to 4 five-day residencies for independent culture managing teams

SPECIAL MUSIC RESIDENCY FOR SANATORIUM SONORUM FESTIVAL – up to 4 six-week residencies; a public performance at the close of the residency (for more information, please see below)

Our goal is to support emerging as well as established professional artists in the fields of physical and mimic theatre, music and sonic arts, dance, performance and other closely related non-verbal genres.

The residencies in the field of dance and physical theater will take place from mid-April to October 2024. Other residencies can be organized whole year through.

We ask the applicants to submit:

– their CV

– link to their website / portfolio in the PDF format

– letter of motivation as well as the statement of artistic intent for the residency including the potential public presentation of the residency’s outcome (2500 characters max.)

– preferred date and length of the prospective residency

Contact: [email protected]

Jan Horák, +420 603 342 045

Submission deadline: September 1st, 2023 

The results will be announced on September 15th, 2023 at

The length of the residencies will depend on the granted funding for 2024.

The residents are offered accommodation and space for their practice.

Financial participation of the residents amounts to 20 % of the residency’s costs.

The residents also cover their travel costs and boarding.



Situated in the rural area of Mladá Boleslav region app 50 kilometers north outside of Prague, Czech Republic is located a newly emerging international residency space called Cabin Studio. It is run under the patronage of an established Prague-based theater named Studio Hrdinů. The building is a former gamekeeper’s lodge and it has a strong history. Our main focus are residencies for sonic artists and musicians/ composers as the region is strongly connected to the personality of Czech famous classical composer Bedřich Smetana who also lived in the lodge in the 1880s.

We are announcing an open call for three artists who will be encouraged to prepare a composition for festival Sanatorium Sonorum which will be held in August 2024 in Cabin Studio Pěčice as a partially open-air event. The residents’ work will be presented as a part of the festival which consists of new works inspired by the work of Bedřich Smetana. The festival is not limited to a specific music genre or practice. On the contrary, we seek for musicians whose work may overlap in diverse media and are open to experimental approaches. In cooperation with Czech Centers, some compositions will be presented abroad. Our main goal, however, remains the presentation in the region to which Smetana belongs. We will provide 3 qualified mentors to our residents (Natálie Pleváková – composer and festival curator, Dominik Gajarský – artist and teacher at the studio of Fine Arts at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Ondřej Mikula – musician and producer) as well as a chances to meet the local music scene when attending trips to Prague and other close towns.

The residents will be provided with accommodation, suitable working space, relevant equipment and professional mentoring. The artists must be based in one of the 40 Creative Europe countries including their overseas countries and territories and outermost regions of the European Union (see list below). As the hosting organization we cover travel costs (both ways), daily allowance of 25 Euro (to cover food, local transportation, tickets and fees to events organized by the mentors and hosting organization), and a fee of app 1660 Euro (40 000,- CZK) brutto. Special top ups: green top up, top up for outermost regions or overseas country and territory, family top up.

The residency call is for a 38 days residency starting April 1st to May 8th, 2024. All residents will be present at the same time. The call is open from August 7th, 2023. Deadline for submitting required materials is September 11th, 2023. Results will be announced by September 20th, 2023.

Each artist will have its separate room (each room is equipped with beds, working table and chair, bathroom and toilet). The common space which is on the same floor level is equipped with a piano and in-house monitors. This room also functions as a dining room with a small kitchen suitable for preparing breakfast and other mostly uncooked meals (kettle, cooker, dish washer, toaster and other). Warm kitchen will be provided by the residency host. Two of the rooms are originally designed for 3-4 residents, one for 2. This means that 2 residents the maximum can be hosted with families.

The residents will be encouraged to use the equipped sound studio adjusted from the 60m2 rehearsal space just for the purpose of this residency project. We also have connection with the local elementary art school which offers its instruments to be free to use in the morning hours. If needed more equipment can be rented or provide from our venue in Prague. Local advancement sound technologies from Czech artist will be introduced and enabled to be used, if desired. We will work with a daily schedule to provide all residents equally with the space needed and to adjust three working spaces at a time (rehearsal room, common room, outside space/ art elementary school/ other). The accommodation and the rehearsal space/ sound studio are on the same premises distant just a few meters. During the six week residency stay we are planning 3-4 visits of the mentors to the residency space. The residents and mentors also meet and network during 5 „musical trips“ to different events mostly in Prague. We expect each resident to pay 1-2 visits to the local art elementary school and share their musical practice with the local students.

Selected artists remain fully responsible for their own security and safety during their travel and residency stay.

Selection criteria: time availability, agreement to financial conditions, understanding of the project and will to cooperate on it. The resident must be based in one Creative Europe country. We are paying special attention to emerging artists and artists with children. Each resident must be from a different country. The residents will be chosen by the mentors Natálie Pleváková, Dominik Gajarský and Ondřej Mikula and artistic chief of Studio Hrdinu Jan Horák. The chosen residents shall also be discussed with the owner of the premises and production manager of the project. However these do not have a say in the artistic selection.


What to submit?

  • personal details (name, place of residence, contact details)
  • artistic portfolio proving relevant artistic experience
  • CV
  • short description of the specific project to be developed


Submit to:

[email protected]


List of Creative Europe countries:

Albania, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia and Ukraine.

9 Outermost Regions: Azores (Portugal), Canary Islands (Spain), French Guiana (France),

Guadeloupe (France), Madeira (Portugal), Martinique (France), Mayotte (France), Reunion Island (France), and Saint-Martin (France).

And 13 Overseas Countries and Territories: Aruba (The Netherlands), Bonaire (The Netherlands), Curaçao (The Netherlands), French Polynesia (FR), French Southern and Antarctic Territories (France), Greenland (Denmark), New Caledonia (France), Saba (The Netherlands), Saint Barthelemy (France), Sint Eustatius (The Netherlands), Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), St. Pierre and Miquelon (France), and Wallis and Futuna Islands (France).


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Contact: Madla Horáková Zelenková, [email protected]