Performing Artists in Residence – Split, Croatia

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Current second year Performing Arts students that will be enrolled on PERF 3028 International Performance Project are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 30 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This international artist residency is about site-based learning and performance that stems from an attentiveness to place and body. The participants will experience a place and make intimate
connections with their surroundings considering cultures, histories, sites and sensations. They will be expected to creatively respond both in the moment and upon reflection through an
engagement with the place, paying careful attention to sensory details.

Students will spend a week as Performing Artists in residence in an international city to immerse themselves in the culture, art, history, beliefs, values, architecture and general goings on of a
place; it’s people and location. They will undertake experimental practical and research-based tasks, led by the trip academics, the result of which will be shared every evening. The material
created through these tasks will form the basis of an original performance piece, created and performed back at DMU in week 6.

The style of experimentation is completely open and might be, but is not limited to: site-specific, dance, theatre, film, co-locative, telematic or locative. Links with local cultural organisations (such as the Jaman Arts centre) have been forged and meetings arranged with Assoc. Prof. Art. Davor Švaić at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb. These will inform the shape of the residency in terms of offering inside knowledge of Croatia and events to attend.

As a result of this opportunity students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the processes and complexities of creating performances in response to their experience of meeting the culture, art, history, beliefs, values, practices, vernacular, architecture and people of Croatia.

Cultural activities

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split, is a vibrant place that offers a combination of tradition and modernity. The mixture of the dramatic coastal mountains, high-rise apartment blocks, market places and historical buildings provide a unique platform to observe and immerse in culture, history and a sense of place.

Students will be free to explore elements of the island’s culture, such Split’s wide
range of historical museums and art galleries, areas of historical interest such as Diocletian’s Palace and islands that offer a further range of activities and sites to engage with such as Hvar and Krk.

Contact details

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation and travel  will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the remaining amount following confirmation of their place. The #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Croatian immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Croatia and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Wednesday 4 September 2019
  • Return date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £480
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers (£70), cultural visits, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 1 April 2019 9am