Our intention as organizer of the World Gallery of Drawing is not only to grant an onetime award to artists, but to continuously invite them to take on challenges, not only to invite competition but to constantly stimulate their creative, spontaneous and natural straightforwardness. This is the core idea behind the set up of the Artist Residency Program GOLDEN OSTEN.
The Artist Residency Program GOLDEN OSTEN is a biennale closed event that is organized in order to provide adequate room for stay, work and exchange between artists – recipients of the award “Golden Osten” at the World Gallery of Drawing in the preceding year. Therefore, the artists are additionally stimulated and encouraged to produce new artwork and to work on advancing their careers. The format of the artwork in the artistic production under the Artist Residency Program GOLDEN OSTEN, by rule is determined by the recipient of the Grand Prix award of the preceding WorldGallery of Drawing. Artwork being created during the stay of artists inMacedonia under the Residency Program GOLDEN OSTEN, as well as the artwork of authors for each edition of the World Gallery of Drawing shall be considered the national treasure and a part of the collection of the Museum of Drawing as one of the latest and maybe the most ambitious of projects of OSTEN - art on paper.
*sculpture GOLDEN OSTEN - official award by OSTEN –arton paper. Author: Petar Hadzi Boshkov