Sharing Future – Artist in residence scholarship 2023

The Artist in Residence grant „Sharing Future “of the International Elias Canetti Society, sponsored by the Danube Rectors’ Conference, is already in its FIFTH round this year.

🟢We received many quality applications from artists and artist duos, so the selection process proved to be a difficult task.

🟢First of all, we would like to thank the artists from all over the world for their diverse project ideas and their interest in working in Ruse for a month.

🟢The selection of the scholarship holder was made by a five-member board of trustees of the Elias Canetti Society and the Danube Rectors ‘Conference. The exact composition of the Board of Trustees was as follows:

▪️Mr. Sebastian Schäffer – Secretary General of the Danube Rectors ‘Conference (our sponsor)

▪️Prof. Dr. sc. Penka Angelova – Chairperson of the IECS

▪️Ms. Elena Velikova – Director of Ruse Art Gallery

▪️Ms. Detelina Kamenova – Media Relations

▪️Tatjana Alahverdjieva – Accountant

🎊This year’s scholarship holder is the North Macedonian playwright and screenwriter VESNA KUSLESKA. Congratulations! 🎊

📌Vesna Kusleska is also author of scripts for short films and TV series, as well as the award-winning drama text “Work for six days, rest for the seventh”.

📖 She will be in Ruse for a month to work on her artistic project: writing a theater play, titled “The Art of Not Sharing“. 📖