3rd WOMCOM Residency: 29 May – 12 June 2024

Podgorica, Montenegro

The WOMCOM AiR program in Montenegro offers a dynamic platform for comic artists eager to explore and expand the boundaries of their craft. Departing from the solitary approach often associated with comic creation, the program prioritizes collaborative opportunities that foster idea-sharing and innovation among residents. The aim is to demonstrate that a single creative solution can manifest in myriad forms.

Through a blend of collective and individual work, residents augment their artistic practices by drawing insights from diverse deconstruction and reconstruction movements. Embracing creative constraints serves as a catalyst for deeper comprehension of comic grammar, thereby catalyzing innovation and enhancing individual artistic expression.

In recognition of the digital age, the program delves into the evolving landscape of comics within the digital realm. Artists are encouraged to leverage the unique possibilities afforded by digital communication tools to connect with audiences, share ideas, and explore new avenues for creative expression. With limitless potential, the program embarks on a journey to explore the myriad forms and possibilities that digital comics offer.

Following the selection process, moderators tailor the residency methodology to accommodate the specific needs and profiles of the participating artists, ensuring a dynamic and enriching experience for all involved.

The artists and the WOMCOM project will be hosted by the National Library “Radosav Ljumović” and its Stripoteka – part of the library specialised in comics. Click HERE for more details.

The exhibition of the residents’ works will be open on June 11, 2024, in the Cultural and Information Centre “Budo Tomović” (popularly KIC) in Podgorica. Click HERE for details. The accommodation will be provided in double rooms in the Hotel Ambasador in downtown Podgorica, near the park and at the river bank of Morača.