Восточноевропейская платформа перформативного искусства (EEPAP)
поддерживает развитие современного перформативного искусства
(танца и театра) в 18 странах Центральной и Восточной Европы.

Artistic residence – Open call theatre groups/artists, Bátovce, Slovakia



Centre of Arts and Creativity, Bátovce 

Time: 27th November - 3rd December 2011
Deadline for applications: 25th October 2011

Organizer: The Poton Theatre

For further information contact the project manager Michal Somoš. E-mail: [email protected], phone: +420 776 250 812 alebo +421 903 903 174

Website: www.poton.sk


Project EAT – Europe Art Touch is a part of the international residential programme of Centre of Arts and Creativity in Bátovce, Slovakia. The aim is to offer space and production assistance in the creation of the theatrical performances, and to mediate contact between Slovak and foreign artists and the present Slovak culture. The project is financially supported by the SPP Foundation and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

The Poton Theatre has existed for ten years and is working on their own texts as well as classical texts in somewhat non-traditional interpretations. Poton has a team of creators who serve as core of the theatre: director Iveta Jurčová and dramaturg and writer Michal Ditte. Their work focuses on presenting contemporary texts in a modern staging, using poetry and metaphores connected with humour, exaggeration, even grotesque and caricature.

The theatre is an independent professional theatre company producing theatre performances and works on educational art projects. Since its founding in 2000 they have produced 11 theatre performances, realized 7 long term international educational projects and worked with 61 artists from the Slovak Republic and abroad.

Except from working on own performances, Theatre Poton offers progressive forms of education for the audience and professional creators. They try to bring the arts and theatre closer to students and to young people, using attractive and interactive methods. Poton also prepares projects for theatre professionals in the form of workshops (movement, physical theatre, voice, writing). Intensive educational work led into the founding of the Centre for Arts and Creativity, which became part of Poton in 2008.

The open call for a 7-day-long residential stay within the frame of the EAT project (Europe Art Tuch) is intended for professional creators from the contemporary theatre scene from Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, who are in the stages of creating a performing arts project.

Creators: The Centre of Arts and Creativity is an interdisciplinary platform for creating and presenting the contemporary arts, especially in the field of performing arts.

The residence area is situated in the countryside at the outskirts of a small village in a pleasant and peaceful surrounding. It ensures a complete spatial offer: accommodation with a kitchen and rehearsal spaces in the same building. Close to the Bátovce village there are three smaller cities: Levice, Šahy a Banská Štiavnica. Štiavnica especially is a scenic mediaval town with a vivid cultural life. Budapest (110 km), Bratislava (160 km) and Nitra (60 km) are not far away either.

Application of participants must contain (max 2 x A4) :

  • Name of the artistic group and details (email, phone, website)
  • Description of the project artists want to work on in Bátovce, stage/state of the work in progress
  • List of persons attending
  • Technical specifications
  • Short overview of the most interesting activities of the group or individual artists

Poton Theatre offers:

  • Studio space – (WxLxH) 5 x 10 x 3 m, dark, dance floor possible
  • Accommodation for the artists right in the building of the Centre (two rooms with separate bathrooms, kitchen, dining room)
  • Light and sound equipment, by agreement (light disposition in Studio is max 12 x 2 kW)
  • Pension for a group up to 500 €.

Pôtoň Theatre expects that the artists:

  • Perform a final public display (performance) of the project - work in progress
  • To pay their own living expenses - food and transportation, including the transport of necessary equipment