Širine II, 6a

Petrovaradin, Srbija
phone: +381 063 8879745
E-mail address:

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 funnkcioniše 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.
Detaljnije o svemu pogledati na engleskom jeziku.
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English version:


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.
Centar is run by writer and cultural researcher, Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic and multimedia artist, Dragan Vojvodić
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left: Ljiljana Maletin at Belgrade Book Fair, 2015.
right: Dragan Vojvodic during his performance in Croatia, 2015.
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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About artist-in-residence programme:

After cooperated in numerous artist-in-residency Centers in Spain, Portugal, France, Latvia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Greenland… Serbian writer and photographer, Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic & multimedia artist Dragan Vojvodic decided to open private residency Center in Vojvodina province called ArtBox,  a new multi disciplined project which offers a unique retreats for artist regardless of their careers.
The ArtBox aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between contemporary artists in Novi Sad, Vojvodina  and foreign artists also Embassies, gouvernament and non-gouvernament organisations.
The concept of the ArtBox project is to stimulate creativity through cooperation with local environment, artists and cultural institutions. As host of ArtBox live in the Centre, as well, they work to ensure that guest artist have all daily guidance and support they needed.
The ArtBox offer one guest studio for one or two artists from  abroad.
Disciplines:  Visual arts, Photography, Multimedia arts, Curtin, Research, Literature, Fashion, Film, Music, Architecture.
Founded: 2012.
Language: English/ Serbian/ Croation
Location: Vojvodina  province. Rural but 7 min far from city centar of Novi Sad, close to picturesque Sremski Karlovci
Duration: varies from 2 weeks up to 1 month
Period: on request
Call for application: on request
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 only one person, or couple.

ArtBox is situated in peaceful environment , close to the city.  You live in a contemporary house with big  garden. You use studio at the first floor and part of the ground floor (veranda /kitchen /a bathroom).

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

Occasionally you may be invited for a dinner with friends or to participate in a shared diner (where everybody brings something to eat and to drink).

We may propose you to give an ´artist talk´  or open studio during your residency. There is opportunity for collaborations with local artist & art students, to organize workshops  etc. which can be organized during  the residency.

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.


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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



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