Saturday August 15th 2020

3rd NSK State Folk Art Biennale – Call for Artists

by on Apr.24, 2018, under NSK State


The NSK State Folk Art Biennale will return for its third incarnation June 14th-17th in the industrial homeland of NSK, Trbovlje, Slovenia.

After successful events in Leipzig, Germany, and Ireland the tradition will continue with Retropolis Trbovlje, where citizens of the NSK State will bring their own contributions to this artistic identity.

Trbovlje has played an outsized role in the story and works of Neue Slowenische Kunst with many members of the collective originating from here. The factories and power plants of this town have been the subject of many NSK works, and coal from its mines has sometimes been their very substance. With the cooperation of Delavski Dom Trbovlje, one of Slovenia’s largest cultural centres, we would like to reinvigorate this connection to our state, returning as prodigal outsiders and seeing the roots of our state again with new eyes.

Artists are invited to submit their works for consideration by sending the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • NSK State citizenship status, if any
  • A short bio
  • Images of the work, or a short clip
  • 1-3 paragraph description of the piece, including its dimensions and technical specifications/requirements. PLEASE NOTE THAT NEW MEDIA ART IS WELCOME as the venue that engages in new media events is adequately equipped.
  • Registration fee: €25.- Please make the registration fee payable by bank transfer to:
    LILIOM Lili Anamarija No, s. p.
    Bank: DELAVSKA HRANILNICA d.d., Miklošičeva 5, Ljubljana
    IBAN SI56 6100 0001 8601 843
    Purpose of payment: FAB3

Deadline: 15th May 2018

Please send as a pdf document to with the title “3rd NSK State Folk Art Biennale”.

FAB3 catalogue, including the mention of all submissions will be published after the event. All sending in proposals, will be notified.

5% of the NEW participants, i.e. not the existing NSK State passport holders, will be given NSK Passports, if they wish so.

Accommodation Info

Mountain hut/Planinski dom na Kumu: Bed+Breakfast, 20 Euro/night
Youth Hostel Trbovlje: from 18 – 33 Euro/night, (next to the venue)
Gostišče Martin Trbovlje (walkable distance to the venue)
– Kum gostišče, Zagorje, the neighbouring town to Trbovlje

1 Comment for this entry

  • Owokigbe Afeez

    Am really interested in applying for this offer but the time has exceeded I will like to come to nsk state … Am a decorator … I decorate home , event places, office and many more …. I will like to come over there to proceed in life….. Thanks

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