roam projects e. V. is a non-profit Berlin based association founded in 2022 and active since 2020. The goal of the association is to set an example against the dynamics of gentrification and to be hereby openly critical of outdated and unsustainable structures in the art market and cultural landscape. roam projects e. V. as an association engages with international protagonists of the free and independent art scene by strengthening transnational connections. The primary focus is on the art and cultural exchange with Eastern Europe, predominantly with Estonia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Please find out more about our initative here.

Within our fast-growing network, we are looking for collaborators who share our ideal as a co-creational community. roam projects e. V. manages residencies and exhibitions at roam space in Berlin and organises artists’ exchanges abroad with partner institutes. The association welcomes new members: you can join here <3

The project space called roam is located in Berlin-Kreuzberg and started its initiative in March 2021. The versatile brutalist space, fully in size of 65 square metres, offers a great opportunity for creating artworks, hosting gatherings and exhibiting art and can be used for both accommodation and as an artist studio.

The platform was created primarily due to dissatisfaction with the situation in contemporary Belarusian art, as well as the relative invisibility of the experience of Belarusian art in the Eastern European and international context. By inertia, the official cultural policy of Belarus preserved the features of the Soviet period, borrowing the centralized vertical bureaucratic system of cultural management. On the one hand, the current political regime in the mid–1990s abolished or greatly complicated the activities of independent institutions (non-state galleries, foundations, associations), as well as criminalized foreign funding, which led to a long-term stagnation of the art system and the absence of an institute for the study of contemporary Belarusian art which would conduct archival activities and promote integration into the international artistic context. As a result, during the reassessment of the artistic experience of Eastern Europe in all major studies of the 1990s and 2000s, Belarus was practically excluded from the general archive, remaining a “white spot” on the map of Eastern European art. Although there are various official institutions in the country, their activities lack effective research and archival work in the field of current art and cannot withstand criticism.

After 2005, in the environment of independent culture, there are noticeable processes of activation and consolidation of the art community, which led to the opening of non-state institutions – galleries, publications, Internet portals, research and exhibitions. A large amount of material was collected, which requires the preservation and accumulation of accumulated information and experience to create an open archive of contemporary Belarusian art, not only to avoid the loss and oblivion of another period of art development, but also as an example of the fight against the arbitrariness of the official cultural policy. This is how the decision was made to create an independent research platform of contemporary Belarusian art.

ZETA Center for Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition space founded in 2007 by Valentina Koça. With its 150 square-meter area on the second floor of a mixed residential and commercial building at Abdyl Frashëri Street in downtown Tirana, ZETA functions as an autonomous cultural venue for multidisciplinary approaches to visual arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, sound, and performance.

Over the last twelve years ZETA has contributed significantly to the vitality and dynamics of contemporary art scene in Albania starting with “Undisclosed Drawings” (2007), a solo show of unknown works by Edi Hila created between 1970 and 1989, through “The Title of an Oeuvre” (2008) – an overview of Communist era posters designed by the late Franc Ashiku – and “Unstoppable Rhythm” (2008), a show of abstract paintings by Ali Oseku (“an artist who never came to terms with socialist realism” and whose non-conformist public appearance led to his imprisonment during Enver Hoxha’s rule), to Lumturi Blloshmi’s satirical, defiant and daringly provocative series of works presented on the occasion of her solo project “It’s a Wonderful Life” (2009). In addition, ZETA has actively supported the development of new artistic practices by providing institutional support for the up-and-coming generation of artists from Albania and overseas.

Besides exhibitions, ZETA also hosts educational programs, workshops and discursive events reflecting on the pressing socio-cultural issues of our times in relation to visual arts. While acting as a nexus of collaborative practices between artists and curators, critics, researchers and other art professionals, ZETA has developed partnerships with local, regional and international institutions such as: T.I.C.A – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art; University of Arts Tirana; Municipal Art Gallery of Shkodra; and Residency Unlimited, New York. Through YVAA – The Young Visual Artists Awards Network, ZETA has served as a co-organizer of the Ardhje Award for contemporary visual artists from Albania up to 35 years of age. As of 2018, the Ardhje Award is organized and managed by ZETA.



Valentina Koça, Executive Director; Zef Paci, art historian & curator; Edi Hila, painter; Stefan Çapaliku, playwright; Sadik Spahia, sculptor; Matilda Odobashi, visual artist; Gjergj Pervazi, choreographer; Blerina Muça, painter; Ana Bytyci, staff member; Enkeleda Stefani, accountant.

footnote -centre for image and text is an independent artist-run studio in Belgrade, Serbia

It is a space dedicated to experimentation, research and production in the field of visual arts and publishing. Our focus is on different and informal educational formats and collaborations between individual art workers, artist collectives and cultural institutions. We offer a space and support for development of projects related to photography, moving image, visual essays, books, installation and other mixed-media. The facilitators at Footnote Centre have a combined experience in teaching at international art institutions and are committed to pursuing new models for creative studies based on critical insights, in-depth research and a genuine curiosity about the working of ideas, words and images.


Footnote centre is located in the historical part of Belgrade, near Slavija square. It is situated in a large salon apartment of 100 sqm, consisting of a private (residential) room, studio with a library, kitchen, two bathrooms and a balcony. The centre provides a space to work, learn, contemplate, experiment and showcase the residency outcomes or work in progress. At residents’ disposal are desk spaces and an area for presentations/talks, temporary exhibitions and screenings. The space is covered with a fast Wi-Fi, and has all the essential facilities. Our centre provides professional guidance and PR support (photo/video documentation, announcements, social media campaigns).

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IZOLYATSIA is a non-profit, non-governmental platform for cultural initiatives, founded in 2010 on the site of a former insulation factory based in Donetsk. The foundation takes its name from the original manufacturer.
In June 2014 the territory was seized by armed representatives of Russian Federation. The foundation was forced to move to Kyiv. To this day, IZOLYATSIA remains focused on the Donbas.

IZOLYATSIA aims to effect systemic change in Ukrainian society through the agency of cultural projects. The foundation is developing an institutional environment, which promotes networking between cultural agents and creates the necessary conditions for the emergence of new players. IZOLYATSIA orientates its activity toward the new Ukrainian generation that is involved in the creative and cultural sectors.
IZOLYATSIA is a platform for research, discussion, and the presentation of substantiated socio-political problems at differing scales of the local and global context. Through artistic practice, the foundation aims to change public opinion on politically sensitive themes and marginalised communities. IZOLYATSIA realises projects that lie on the boundary between modern art and civil society, and works in the following areas: research, site-specific projects, exhibitions, and residencies.

Belief in culture as a catalyst for social change. Subjectivity and a proactive position. A partnership is more important than personal interests. Diversity and inclusivity. Experimentation and innovation Transparency.

To be a catalyst of cultural decentralisation, implementing projects in regional Ukraine. To produce and spread knowledge about the social and cultural characteristics of East Ukraine. То promote the professional growth of cultural agents in Ukraine with the goal of developing the cultural sector in the direction of greater stability and diversity to to encourage a contemporary visual culture for marginalised voices in society, especially their practices and key figures. To develop the potential of Ukrainian specialists and activists in art. To search for points of contiguity shared by representatives of different social groups as a means of realising interdisciplinary projects to increase international collaboration via the residency programme, and expand our partnership network To create deeper connections between local and global contexts to stimulate critical thought, in opposition to apathy towards the development of civil society



66P (Six Six P) is a distinct venue in the field of contemporary art, which is otherwise dominated by public institutions on the one hand, and on the other – by commercial private galleries. It is a place for dialogue and integration of local and transnational creative and ideological communities, a space for research and experimentation, which encourages intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration or confrontation in the field of art.

Faced with a crisis of artistic freedom, 66P wants to take responsibility for creating the right conditions for its unfettered development, which today largely depends on independent, private, non-commercial institutions. Here, art and artists are trusted and enjoy the freedom of expression and experimentation to successfully challenge established paths of thought, seek out new challenges and pose even the most difficult questions. The audience are confronted with unexpected diagnoses of contemporary times visualised through art, which provokes a search for answers. As a result, the problems and challenges identified by artists and researchers lead to discussions about ways of repairing the contemporary world.

66P is also a cooperative centre of urban patriotism, curious about the world and its inspirations, testing the current condition of Wrocław and Poland in the context of contemporary challenges. Our intention is to open the doors between Wrocław and the world, which, for unknown reasons, are still slammed shut.

Founded on March 5 , 2011, Lviv.

What is Detenpyla – a kitchen-workshop, a workshop-gallery or a gallery? This is an exhibition space created in the premises of the former laundry, forge and current kitchen with a total area of ​​about 17 m², located within the central part of the city. The gallery was born from the idea of ​​a space where young artists and not only could exchange their achievements, communicate, get to know each other, live, eat, sleep and drink.

Founders: Yuriy Biley, Stanislav Turina, Pavlo Kovach (junior).

The 35m2 is an artist run space and non-profit gallery for contemporary artistic activity. Since 2006 gallery has been directed by artists Petra Steinerová and Michal Pěchouček. In 2015 Tereza Záchová and František Fekete joined their collective. The gallery is focused mainly on progressive and young visual artists creating their solo projects, sometimes even their first ones. Nevertheless its program also provides a place for more established and experienced authors including international ones. The curatorial team gives an opportunity as free as possible to create and experiment to artists and emphasizes the importance of an originality of their artistic approach and visual thinking. The dialogue between curator and artist plays a key role within the process of making an exhibition. A selection of artists tries to be as open as can be regarding contemporary art.

School of Kindness is a ‘non-disciplined’ performative, educational and discursive program that takes place yearly in Bulgaria and its surroundings. It is a summer school, a workshop, a residency program, and a research platform, bringing together artistic practitioners, thinkers, and social workers.

School of Kindness started in 2020 from the idea that in a time when we are living in real, virtual, and psychological wars, both in the so-called west and non-west, being kind is a radical form of action. To arrive to kindness is to embrace friendship and kinship.

School of Kindness looks at historical and contemporary forms of conviviality and takes inspiration from what typifies the Balkans as the meeting point between West and East. The curriculum focuses on social and cultural narratives of migration and displacement and develops emancipatory tools for (young) practitioners to confront economic, cultural, and political inequality and antagonism in, and on the border with, Europe through theoretical and practical-artistic learning.

The program is intended for participants from different social and artistic backgrounds, especially those coming from disadvantaged communities and those who work from experiences of individual or collective trauma. The participants engage in a program of workshops, seminars, and field work, provided by mentors (artists, theorists, and activists), who are also invited to give a public presentation.

ГАЛЕРИЯТА / GALERIATA  is independent art space founded in year 2023 by community of artists from Plovdiv city. The space is located in the center of Plovdiv near by Maritsa river in the building known as ATELIETATA (The Ateliers), where more than 20 artist in all of building have their studios. 

The building that houses the newly opened space of the ГАЛЕРИЯТА / GALERIATA carries with it a multilayered history. It was built in 1931 and was mainly used as the revenue building of the Zograf monastery in Plovdiv, but it also housed victims of the Chirpan earthquake as well as a metochion (a monastery subdivision). For many years it operated and was known as the District Hospital of Plovdiv.
The building is owned by the trusteeship Eforia “Zograf”, designed to support the Slavic-Bulgarian monastery “St. George the Zograf” and the skete “Dostoyno Est”. In the building itself you can visit the chapel “St. King Boris the Baptist”, where one can also see an icon by Tsanko Lavrenov, a copy of the icon “St. George the Victorious”, painted during his visit to the Zograf Monastery (1936).

Nowadays the building is inhabited by over 20 independent visual artists, establishing a cultural dynamic important to the people of Plovdiv.  And with joint efforts, the place is gradually gaining more recognition as a kind of hub for artistic creativity.

The atmosphere that has developed and the dialogue between the artists quite naturally generated numerous ideas that are now finding their realization, the first example being the creation of the newest independent art space ГАЛЕРИЯТА / GALERIATA – an important unifying place for the artistic life in the building, aiming to be an active point on the cultural map of the city of Plovdiv and the country.

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