Info about the Novi Sad 2021 and the concept of the Plants – Artists in Residence.

artist in residence presentation

published 14.04.2017.

Residential Programme – Unique Experience for International Exchange of Ideas ‘Novi Sad 2021’ . Find more about the concept of the Plants – Artists in Residence…/residential-programme-unique-expe…/…

Artbox book production (Artbox&Artprint and First Edition), Novi Sad, 2017.

Books published after cooperation during artist/in/residence projects at Cite des arts in Paris (France), USF Verftet, Bergen (Norway) and Erro Nelimarkka museum (Alajarvi, Finland)



Open call for 2017.


published 21.11.2016.

Welcome to ArtBox  artist in residency opportunities in Novi Sad – 2021 European Capital of Culture and European Youth Capital 2018.

Artist-run-spaces, ARTBOX, welcomes artists, curators, academicians with a wide range of backgrounds and diverse practices.

ArtBox provides a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. It also allow an individual to explore his/her practice within Serbian community; meeting new people, experiencing life in a new location.

Each residency lasts for 2 weeks till one month and should focus on the development of new or existing projects that will be enriched through artists stay at ArtBox.

The selection is based on professional merit and there are neither limitations nor preferences in factors such as country of origin, age, media, etc.The main criteria for the selection are the originality and quality of the professional practice and the motivation letter.

Residents must finance their own stay, find funding and support from their own countries and networks. ArtBox is are open to special partnerships with other institutions, funding bodies, or organisations, as well.

A letter of invitation will be provided by ArtBox if required for any kind of grants or visa application.

Participants engage in public conversations and are encouraged to cultivate a dialogue with local artists and art professionals. Our guests are expected to have a public presentation during their stay with ArtBox, in a format of their choosing.

Applications must be sent to:

The electronically application must consist of the application form, a project proposal for the residency period, updated CV and documentation of work.  Current work is requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

There are 2 studios.

Our guests stays in a quiet residential area in Novi Sad (37m2 apartment with kitchen, bathroom, central heating and free WI-FI) or at the 150m2 contemporary house (40 m2 studio with computer, TV, free Wi-Fi, with sharing kitchen, veranda, backyard and bathroom) which is situated 7 km from city Centre of Novi Sad.

Studio fee:

2 weeks: € 200, one  month: € 400 for one person.

If 2 artist living together (or artist with partner or child), fee is € 550 per month or € 300 for 2 weeks.


Širine II, 6a

Petrovaradin, Novi Sad, Srbija
phone: +381 063 8879745
e-mail address:
Ljiljana Maletin, residency coordinator at ArtBox

ArtBox, Serbia 1.

Urban space, city centre of Novi Sad,  37 m2.


ArtBox Serbia 2.

Rural residency 7km from city centre of Novi Sad, studio 30m2

More in Serbian language:

Kreativno-edukativni centar Art Boks (NGO ArtBox) osnovan je 2013. godine radi ostvarenja sledećih ciljeva:

– popularizacija i afirmacija likovne umetnosti i umetnosti uopšte na teritoriji Novog Sada i šire
– organizovanje savetovanja, seminara, okruglih stolova i tribina, izložbi iz oblasti likovne i ostalih oblasti umetnosti i kulture, kao i obrazovanja
– izdavanje kataloga, publikacija, knjiga i brošura u vezi sa delatnostima udruženjaa i umetnosti i kulture uopšte
– organizovanje književnih večeri i susreta posvećenih delima i ličnostima iz književnosti i umetnosti uopšte
– organizovanje muzičkih večeri i koncerata, filmskih i video projekcija…
– međunarodna saradnja u oblasti umetnosti
 NGO Art Boks takođe funkcioniše i kao REZIDENCIJALNI UMETNIČKI CENTAR u kojem gostuju internacionalni umetnici iz sfere literature, muzike i savremene umetnosti.
Od momenta osnivanja Centar se bavio izdavanjem i produkcijom knjiga iz oblasti umetnosti, postprodukcijom konceptualnih umetničkih knjiga u saradnji sa internacionalnim rezidencijalnim centrima, organizacijom kreativnih radionica, kooperacijom i saradnjom sa akademskim muzičarima, fotografima, performerima iz Švedske, Holandije, Italije, Norveške i Engleske; saradnjom sa Ambasadom Norveške, norveškom agencijom NORLA, Sekretarijatom za kulturu grada Novog Sada i dr.

ArtBox rural residency

Further information in English language:

NGO ArtBox goals are organizing events, workshops, seminars, exhibitions etc. in the field of art production,  international dialogue, cross-cultural cooperation, promoting art and artist, different culture etc.

 NGO ArtBox works as artist-in-residence centre as well.

About artist-in-residence programme:

The concept of the ArtBox project is to stimulate creativity through cooperation with local environment, artists and cultural institutions.
The ArtBox offers 2 guest studios for 1-4 artists from  abroad.
Disciplines:  Visual arts, Photography, Multimedia arts, Curating, Research, Literature, Fashion, Film, Music, Architecture.
Founded: 2013.
Language: English/ Serbian
Studio 1:
the Apartments at City Center of Novi Sad, 37 m2
One artist or artist with partner
for curators, writers, researchers
Studio 2:
all art disciplines
7 min far from city centre of Novi Sad, close to picturesque Sremski Karlovci.
1-3 artists, artist with partner or child.
Artists live in a contemporary house with big  garden, use studio at the first floor and part of the ground floor (veranda /kitchen /a bathroom).
Duration: varies from 2 weeks up to 1 month
Period: on request
Call for application: on request, ongoing
The electronically application must consist of the application form, a project proposal for the residency period, updated CV and documentation of work.  Current work is requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
There are no Serbian funding related to this residency. Expenses such as studio fee, living costs, travel, materials, insurance and transport must be covered by the artist.
The artist must apply for possible funding from her / his own home country.

ArtBox can host one-two artists, artists with partners or couple with child.

ArtBox is situated at city centre of Novi Sad as well as in peaceful environment, close to the city.  

As the relationship between the resident and the host is an important aspect of a residency program we organize free welcome dinner as well as excursion to museums, libraries and galleries in Novi Sad.

Occasionally artists may be invited for a dinner with friends or to participate in a shared diner. Artists may be proposed to give an ´artist talk´ or open studio during residency. There is opportunity for collaborations with local artist & art students or collaborating with local artists or the general public. Residents become quite involved in a community – giving presentations, workshops, or collaborating with local artists or the general public.

Resident artists  who abuse alcohol or drugs, or who engage in aggressive behavior are are not welcome at ArtBox residency (artist need to leave residency and left deposit to ArtBox).

Deposit should be paid one month before arrival.

In period of 24 hours after arrival, according to Serbian low, resident artist must me notified at police station as a guest in residency.

June 2016, thanks to support of Norwegian agency NORLA grant
book  NORWAY, from Bjørnson to Knausgård, ISBN 978-86-89649-06-2
June 17th, Collaboration with Musum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina 

…art in the social democratic state..

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | 7 p.m

– See more at:

20.06.2016 // Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić, who has been exploring and writing in the Nordic countries for years, has interviewed Mr Haraldseth, director of the Rogaland contemporary art centre. 
During 2015, production of conceptual Art Books Instruction as writings, Bergen, Norway.
In 2014, ArtBox support publishing book Dwarfes of Hyperborea – A fictional Iceland baedeker and deals with production of conceptual Art Book Gothenburg Art Book, (Gothenburg, Sweden) and dr Slobodan Nedeljkovic book (published thanks to Novi Sad municipality culture grant in Novi Sad, Serbia) as well as organizing students workshops.
During 2013 and 2014, artist performance artist Henrih Hedinge (Sweden), composer Caroline Ansink (Holland) and photographer Paola Leonardi (UK) cooperated at ArtBox.
In 2013, ArtBox supported publishing Anthology of Norwegian literature called Norwegian story (cooperation with Publishing house Prometej, Serbia and Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade) and novel Eaters of row meat (cooperation with publishing house Mediterran publishing from Novi Sad, Serbia).
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ArtBox, exterior&interior, living room and garden


ArtBox, common kitchen, Guest studio for rent and common bathroom. Living room.



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Spring-summer, 2015.


Travel and local informations

Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture in 2021

European Youth Capital

More photos of Novi Sad:

BRUSSELS – BRUSSELS – Novi Sad has been named one of the three European Capitals of Culture for 2021.

Novi Sad and Timisoara, Romania, will in November be joined by a city in Greece – Eleusis, Kalamata or Rhodes.

Novi Sad beat Montenegro’s Herceg Novi in the final selection round, becoming the first city from a non-EU country to take the prestigious title.

The decision to name Novi Sad a European Capital of Culture for 2021 was made by an independent panel of expert judges and announced Thursday night at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.


Map of Vojvodina province                                     Autentic architecture from old Vojvodina times


Petrovaradin fortress and Sremski Karlovci (3 km from ArtBox)


(7 km from ArtBox residency)

Song about Novi Sad in Serbian language by Djordje Balasevic, the most authentic singer and poet from Novi Sad


Novi Sad is well-known for the abundance of good food and top-ranked gastronomic restaurants. The most popular specialties include grilled meat (you must try ćevap (pronounced chevap)). Another local feature is Karlovački Bermet, red wine which was highly acclaimed at the Viennese Court.

There are many restaurants in Novi Sad which serve international and national cuisine, Italian specialties, Chinese food, fish and vegetarian food. The average price for a meal per person is €3 to €10. Local beer costs around 1.2€, imported beer is €1.5 to €2.5, a cup of espresso coffee costs from €0.8 to €1.2 and juices are 1 to 1.5€. Most restaurants close at 11pm. Numerous fast food restaurants and grill stands are open 24 hours a day, and the average price for a meal is 1.4€.

2.     PHONE

Serbia is a 3G zone

You can easily reach any part of the world from Serbia, using telephone connections. Mobile telephones and public telephone booths are at your disposal. Pay-phone cards, 060/061/062/063/064/065/069 cell phone sim cards as well as electronically prepaid airtime to any value you wish are available at most of the kiosks around the city.


The city centre is a wireless internet zone, so you will be able to get online from there provided that you have your laptop with you. The username and password are usualy both „gost“ (without the quotation marks), but you’ll be able to find a sign with the username/pass parametres at the following hotspots in the city: Trg slobode, Katolička porta, Laze Telečkog street, Zmaj Jovina street, Dunavska street, Spens, Skate park, Strand, Kej.

The currency in Serbia is the ‘Dinar’ (or codenamed: RSD) – this is hard to come across in the UK as most banks don’t stock the currency. You can buy your currency at Belgrade airport when you arrive.

Dinar banknotes are available in units of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000. Mastercard and Visa are generally accepted in shops, cafes and restaurants. ATM machines are available all over the city of Novi Sad.

Rough ideas on prices:
Beer can = from €0.6
Cigarettes = from €1
Taxis = up to €3 from Novi Sad centre to the festival site


Tourist Organization of Serbia,
Dečanska 8a/v 11000 Belgrade
+381 (0) 11 3342521

Tourist Information Centre,
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 9, 21000 Novi Sad
+381 (0) 21 421811

Tourist Organization of Vojvodina,

Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 6, 21000 Novi Sad
+381 (0) 21 452910

Corner of Zmaj Jovine and Modene, Novi Sad
Tel +381 (0) 21 4724864


Official language in Serbia is Serbian. The official scripts are both Cyrillic and Latin.

English Phrases Serbian Phrases
English Greetings Serbian Greetings:
Hi! Zdravo!
Good morning! Dobro jutro!
Good evening! Dobro veče!
Welcome! (to greet someone) Dobrodošli (pl); Dobrodošla (f); Dobrodošao (m)
How are you? Kako ste? (polite); Kako si?
I’m fine, thanks! Dobro. Hvala.
And you? A vi? (polite); A ti?
Good/ So-So. Dobro/Kako – tako.
Thank you (very much)! Hvala (puno)!
You’re welcome! (for „thank you“) Nema na čemu!
Hey! Friend! Hej! Prijatelju!
I missed you so much! Nedostajao (m)/ Nedostajala (f) si mi puno!
What’s new? Šta ima novo?
Nothing much Ništa
Good night! Laku noć!
See you later! Vidimo se kasnije!
Good bye! Doviđenja!
Asking for Help and Directions
I’m lost Izgubio (m) / Izgubila (f) sam se
Can I help you? Mogu li da vam (polite) / ti pomognem?
Can you help me? Možete li da mi pomognete?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Gde je (kupatilo / apoteka)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Idite pravo! Onda skrenite levo/desno.
I’m looking for john. Tražim Džona.
One moment please! Sačekajte momenat.
Hold on please! (phone) Sačekajte molim vas! (telefon)
How much is this? Koliko košta ovo_
Excuse me …! (to ask for something) Izvinite..
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Izvinite / Pardon
Come with me! Pođite sa mnom

7.     VISAS

EU citizens, citizens of EU membership candidate countries, Croatia, the USA and Canada do not need visas for Serbia.
However, you do need your passport, so please do not forget to bring it. 
Please find more detailed information about visas at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia website.


The climate in Serbia is moderately continental and the summers are usually very hot, although there is the risk of rainstorms that can catch you by surprise. The temperature in July is often over 30°C and the average temperature of the Danube is around 24°C. We highly recommend that you visit the famous Danube river beach in Novi Sad – Štrand. For only 50 dinars, you can enjoy a whole day of sun and beach fun below the Most Slobode (Liberty Bridge) in Novi Sad.

If you want to check what the weather is going to be like days before you arrive and during your stay, there are many ways to do this and we recommend Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia website.


Police +381 92
Military Police +381 9860
Fire Brigade +381 93
Time +381 95

Information +381 (0) 700 098210
Information Centre +381 985
International Calls +381 901

Urgent medical help +381 94
Red Cross +381 (0) 21 422454
Medical Institute – Sremska Kamenica +381 (0) 21 4805700

Novi Sad Central Bus Station

+381 (0) 21 444021
+381 (0) 21 444022
+381 (0) 21 444023

Novi Sad Central Train Station:
+381 (0) 21 443200

Area codes for Europe:
(Dial 00+ for calls outside of Serbia)



To Nikola Tesla airport, Belgrade, Serbia

Airport Belgrade
Info telephone
+381 (0) 11 601424
Belgrade Airport Website

By bus: There are two places you can get on the bus: one is next to Terminal 1 entrance and the other is in front of the Arrivals entrance.

Novi Sad is 70 km / 45 miles from the Belgrade airport

 By Taxi: If you decide to take the taxi from the Belgrade airport to Novi Sad, the ride will cost you between 50 and 80 Euros (per cab, not per person). You shouldn’t have to pay more and make sure to find out the price beforehand. The trip will take you about an hour.

By Bus: The Novi Sad Public City Transportation introduced a line from Novi Sad to the Belgrade „Nikola Tesla“ Airport, and from the airport to Novi Sad. One-way ticket costs 950 RSD, or about 9 EUR, and can be bought inside the bus, at the driver’s, or at the intercity bus station.


From Novi Sad to the airport: 05:00, 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 17:30, 18:25, 20:15
From the airport to Novi Sad: 06:35, 09:05, 11:05, 13:05, 15:05, 17:00, 19:15, 20:55, 22:00

Belgrade Airport to Belgrade Bus/Train Station:
Belgrade airport is 15km from the centre of Belgrade. One bus stop is next to Terminal 1 and the other one is in the front of the Arrivals entrance.

You can find cheap flights to/from  Budapest airport, Hungary as well (5 hours by van /operate several times per day to Novi Sad/ or car from Novi Sad)
2.     BY CAR

Driving in Serbia:
All roads are clearly marked so it’s difficult to get lost.  The speed limit varies from place to place so it is important to respect and follow all road signs. If you posses a valid international or local driving license and if you are comfortable with driving on the right side of the road, then you are most welcome to drive in Serbia.

Peage is charged on the following roads: E-75 Belgrade – Novi Sad, E-70 Novi Sad – Feketić – Subotica, E-75 Belgrade – Niš, E-75 Niš – Leskovac and E-70 Belgrade – Šid. Peage prices range from 2 to 40 EUR.

For any assistance during your travel through Serbia, you can call AUTOMOBILE AND MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA – AMSS:

AMSS-road assistance +381 1987
3.     BY TRAIN

Train tickets are much cheaper if you buy them in the country you travel from, but if you want, you can buy tickets in advance online at:

Other useful
Croatian Railways: 
Slovenian Railways: slo-zeleznice 

Budapest – Novi Sad:
The trip takes about 6 hours by bus.

Budapest to Novi Sad – Departures daily from Keleti Railway station at 09:05, 13:00 and 22:20
Novi Sad to Budapest  – Departures daily to Keleti Railway station at 08:30, 12:44 and 23:43
Ticket Price: 26 EUR (round-trip)

Novi Sad Train Station
Jase Tomica Boulevard 6, 21000 Novi Sad
+381 (0) 21 443200

Belgrade Train Station

+381 (0) 11 3602899
4.     BY BUS

Belgrade Central Bus Station to Novi Sad:

Buses run every 15 to 45 minutes and the ride takes an hour and a half.

Belgrade to Novi Sad: 
Every 15 to 45 minutes from 03:00 to 23:59
Novi Sad to Belgrade: Every 15 to 45 minutes from 5:00 to 23:59
Price: 5 – 8 EUR (you will have to pay in RSD – 600-800)

With this type of traveling, these numbers may be of use to you:

Novi Sad Central Bus Station
Jase Tomica Boulevard 6, 21000 Novi Sad
+381 (0) 21 444021
+381 (0) 21 444022
+381 (0) 21 444023

Belgrade Central Bus Station

+381 (0) 11 636299


Further details about ArtBox programme

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