Art Stays Cultural Association
|KUD Art Stays|
|Jadranska ulica 4, SI-2250 Ptuj|
|Phone||386 (0) 40 304 456, 386 (0) 51 361 800|
|Vlado Forbici, President|
|Jernej Forbici, Art Director|
|Marika Vicari, Creative Director|
|Uroš Bonšek, Public relations|
Beside the festival the association today regularly organises exhibitions of local, national, and international artists in its own space FO.VI Gallery in Kidričevo. They have cooperated with galleries around Europe, for instance in 2010 with the T40 Gallery from Düsseldorf (Germany) where works of BridA, , and were featured. Art Stays Cultural Association also visits international art fairs.
In addition the association organises public lectures on contemporary art by Slovene and international artists. Thus Nemanja Cvijanović (HR),(SI), Massimo Permuda (IT), and Marika Vicari (IT) lectured in Tenzor Gallery.
Art Stays manages also its own artist-in-residence programme that among others cooperated with the Arte Laguna Prize (Venice). After 10 year experience with short and long term artist residency programme during the Art Stays, International Festival of Contemporary Art, in September 2018 the first permanent residency programme in Strnišče, near Kidričevo has been launched. Next to FO.VI Gallery large exhibition space, a fully equipped appartment with a painting/graphic studio and a wood workshop exquipment has been on disposal.