JAB Hub artist residency

This project aims to create a new space for contemporary artistic production and community work outside of a fixed tourist season. JAB Hub, located in traditional “kala” (a street in the grid of the Mediterranean city), will serve as a workspace, workshop space, a microlocation of intertwined island environments and temporalities, stories and people, which serves as a model for exploring the coexistence of local members communities bounded by the linear architectural space of a typical Dalmatian street. Our projects in the island community in Jelsa on the island of Hvar are based on the topics of raising awareness of environmental issues and sustainability, while positioning contemporary culture in the context of local stories. The results of the residency programs are to be showed on our festival, Jelsa Art Biennial, which is oriented towards the production of socially engaged art,
while nurturing the connection of artists with the local context.

Artists in residence

Marieke Leene (NL)
Hugo Baranger (FR)
Kalin Mihov (BG)
Talia Rodriguez (ESP)

This long term residency is funded by the EU through the Creative Europe programme Culture Moves Europe, implemented by the Goethe Institute.
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Welcome to Jelsa Art Biennial

The Jelsa Art Biennial on the island of Hvar is a festival of contemporary art that connects different audiences through a multitude of artistic media and practices. It is aimed at both established artists and emerging artists. The event is specific for works that are mostly performed in public spaces with the aim of bringing contemporary art closer to the widest possible audience, emphasizing art that conveys a message of social responsibility and sustainability. In this sense, JAB has a vision to become a unique and recognizable event of socially responsible art at the European level and a generator of development based on environmental awareness and culture.