The Shishim Hill artist-in-residence program was launched by Brusnika, a property development company, in the city of Ekaterinburg and was active from July, 2019 till May, 2021. Located in the city's historic area of Uktus, the residential area called Shishim Hill accommodated a broad range of artistic talent. The project was operated by the Cultural Transit Foundation. This web page presents Archive of a project.


Shishim Hill artists-in-residence are invited by the curator or selected by applications. The objective of the artist-in-residence program is to work with the local context. The residency opportunities are open to national and international artists, researchers and curators. Each resident has access to a living area and a spacious workshop with panoramic windows.
The collaborative environment of the workshop and the communal aspects of the residence help
foster dialogue between artists-in-residence and the local community.
Residence is not operating anymore.
"The core mission of the residence is to facilitate
work with the local context, where each of the participants is free to choose whatever appeals to them – from engaging with neighbours to wind
fluctuations in the surrounding hills."

Zhenya Chaika, curator
  • Funding
    All selected artists benefit from:

    • artist's fee for 2–4 weeks in residence
    • free accommodation
    • costs of materials covered
    • translation
    • assistance in obtaining a visa, travel grant and/ or additional financing
  • Organizational support
    We offer:

    • assistance in organizing the project
    • PR support
    • organization of public events and talks
    • curatorial support
    • final exhibition
    • assistance in production
  • Responsibilities
    Artists are invited to:

    • hold public events (artist talks, open studio, informal conversations)
    • work in the residence which is open to public by prior arrangement
    • presentation of the results of the residency is welcome, but not a must
25 Gastello street, Ekaterinburg