Manifesta 14 Prishtina

Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art strives to promote contemporary arts as a force for social and economic change. The 14th edition will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo in 2022.

Manifesta 14 Prishtina, scheduled to take place in 2022, aims to support the citizens of Prishtina in their ambition to reclaim public space and to rewrite the future of their city as an open-minded metropolis in the heart of the Balkans. In a place where 50% of its hospitable population is younger than 25, where Ottoman architecture is mixed with post-war neo-liberal philosophy, there is a lot to discuss, there is a lot to do and there is a lot of public space to reclaim. Manifesta 14 hopes to provide Prishtina with the means to reconstruct, redefine and reclaim a radicalised and diverse public space.

As an integral part of Manifesta 14 Prishtina, the M14WB project aims to enlarge the outreach and duration of the European nomadic biennial by developing a cross-regional collaboration platform including a vast array of cultural and civic activities across the Western Balkans. Linking architecture, urban planning, human rights, arts and culture, the M14WB project animates the development of a new permanent institution for art and culture in Prishtina that researches, stimulates, and promotes processes of reconciliation in the region. The partner network of M14WB promotes a politics of care between different communities in the Western Balkans. The envisioned institution will address intercultural solidarity and co- existence and increase access to arts and education with specific attention to minority groups.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence



Internationale Stichting Manifesta




European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture


Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia


Kosovo s architecture foundation


Kuvendi i komunes se Prishtines


Meydan D.O.O.


NGO Aktiv


NVO APSS Institut Podgorica


Qendra Harabel


Muzej na sovremenata umetnost, Skopje



Udruženje za postkonfliktna istraživanja





grant awarded


(Non)Aligned Movements

Strengthening contemporary dance in the Western Balkans

(Non)Aligned Movements aims to boost the creative and collaborative potential of contemporary dance practices in the Western Balkans.

Balkan Translations Collider

The Balkan Translations Collider project aims to overcome barriers to literary cooperation, both within the Western Balkans and between the region and the EU Member States.

CAN for Balkans

Comics Alliance Networking for the Balkans

CAN for Balkans is a cross-border cultural network, enabling cooperation between artists and professionals from the world of comics in the Western Balkans and European Union.

Immersive Storytelling

This project uses digital technology to open up historical artefacts to new audiences, and aims to drive digital transformation in the cultural and creative industries.


Re-branding of Cultural Institutions in the Western Balkans

The ReCulture project aims to build the visibility and modernise the appearance of Western Balkan cultural institutions.

Regional Lab

Regional Lab aims to develop inclusive and innovative models for cultural projects, based on existing knowledge and experience from the civil sector, to provide sustainable and stable cultural co-operation in the Western Balkans.


Redesigning playscapes with children in the Western Balkans

Redesigning Playscapes with Children aims to create community driven playscapes, created with children and customised according to the children’s needs. The project is driven by the vital need to provide space in urban spaces for free play.

Rise of Women in Culture

in the Western Balkans

The project will develop a Western Balkans network of curators, and a regional virtual reality platform, to foster the creation of visual art from young female artists from the Western Balkans.


Some Call Us Balkans

Some Call Us Balkans aims to enhance intercultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators and the general public, within the Western Balkans and the EU, to create positive messages that debunk myths and misconceptions about the Balkans.


Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans

#Synergy aims to overcome the obstacles which currently threaten the art music sector in the Western Balkans.

The Ways of the Heroes

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Translation in Motion

Translation in Motion aims to increase the flow of literary translations from smaller European languages within the EU and the Western Balkans, and develop the infrastructure, capacity and skills that support literary translations to reach the market.