Open Call for young artists

In the framework of the international project Refresh+: “Young artists refreshing heritage sites and legends”, we were looking for 2 artists from Croatia, 18-30 years old to become part of an international multidisciplinary team and participate in co-creation processes. 



  • 18-30 years old
  • student, recent graduate or in the early stage of your career;
  • active in the field of visual arts, including new media, film and video, performing arts, including music, dance, theatre and circus
  • interested in tangible and intangible cultural heritage
  • open minded and curious
  • willing to engage in co-creation processes, work interdisciplinary and in collaboration with others
  • have a good knowledge of English


The call was simultaneously published in Croatia, Finland, Slovenia, Romania and Spain and it was open until 10th of February. Each partner in those countries was selecting artists to form the international team who will participate in the Refresh+ project and work on innovative approaches to interpretation of heritage and legends.


The group of artists will:

  • participate in the 5-day Bootcamp organized in Split (Croatia) in May 2021 (travel and accommodation costs covered)

  • participate in the production week in Slovenia (October 2021) or Romania (February 2022) (travel, accommodation and production costs covered)

  • be provided with coaching and mentorship during the whole process including the marketing training in Spain (June 2022)

  • learn and develop co-creation strategies

  • have their work presented and promoted internationally

  • be part of the international network.



Mia Štark (1992.) is a multimedia artist, graduated in 2017 from the Arts Academy in Osijek, at the sub-department of Traditional Printmaking and Visual Art Education (MA). During her first studies, she spent one semester in Cluj-Napoca at the Art and Design University.   In 2019 she finished her undergraduate Study of Contemporary Dance, at the Dance Department at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb (BA). After finishing her contemporary dance studies, Mia moved to Berlin for an internship in an art company Public in Private. Within her studies and outside of studies, she worked with choreographers Sanna Myllylahti, Matej Kejžar, Petra Hrašćanec, Nikolina Pristaš – BADco., Jasna L. Vinovrški, Andreja Božić, Maayan Danoch, Anja Bornšek, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Clément Layes. In her artworks, she tries to find a thin line in which dance and visual art can cross and meddle. Currently, she is based in Zagreb.








Elizabeta Ružić (1996) is an audiovisual artist, based in Pula. In 2015, she graduated from the language high school in Pazin. After winning the third prize at the state event in 2015 for the video work “Self-portrait”, she decided to enroll in the Arts Academy in Split, majoring in Film and Video. At Dubrovnik Film Festival in 2015, she won the first prize for the experimental film “Self-Portrait” in the open category. She has participated in several group photo exhibitions. In 2018, she completed undergraduate studies and enrolled in the graduate course Media Art and animation. In 2019, with the work “Burning”, Elizabeta participated in the group exhibition “Burning Body” organized by HULU Split. That year her short film‘‘ Sometimes it’s easier to kill someone else ’’ was screened at several film festivals and among them at Pula Film Festival in the student category. At the end of 2019, she participated in the group exhibition “Photodistorzija” in Poreč and won the first prize – a solo exhibition to be held in late 2021. Another solo exhibition in Split is also being prepared, organized by the ‘Mavena’ association. Elizabeta is now in the process of completing her dissertation – an experimental film in which three female characters narrate on the experience of death and their stories are based on various folk songs of Istria.