Russian Art and Culture are delighted to announce the first Virtual Artistic Residence. At the time, when new online formats are being explored, we would like to offer our virtual studio space to an artist for 3 months starting from 1 August 2020.

We would like to give artists space and access to our audience to share their creative ideas and give an insight into the magical process of art making.


There are several possible formats for our Virtual Artistic Residence, but you are welcome to suggest your own:

  • live Instagram sessions – showing your process of creative making, taking viewers through each step of making art
  • podcasts telling people about your art, ways of making or performing your piece
  • recorded video for YouTube
  • articles on our website


The process is competitive, and we would like to select 3 artists for our Virtual Artistic Residence that would start on 1 August 2020.

Artists from all art forms are invited to apply, our only requirement is for your art to be related to Russian art and culture in some way.

To apply, please send to our email by 20 July 2020 the following:

  • description of your creative practice (up to 600 words)
  • a short bio (up to 400 words)
  • portfolio (can be a link to your website)
  • preferred format of Virtual Artistic Residence – choose one from the list above or suggest your own

If you have any questions, please contact our editor Elena Shampanova at