Hi creative people!


Layer House – the house of artists – is a hub of cultural and social life in the capital of Gorenjska region in Slovenia. It is located in the old town centre of Kranj, next to the defence tower (today a gallery) and close to the Khislstein castle (today a museum). The house and its surroundings have already brought a lot of dynamics into the Tomšič Street, which is slowly tuning into the cultural quarter of old town. Art, music, creativity, education and a pleasant café have a vibrant life here all year round. All these activities are combined into a distinctive whole by a unifying philosophy, a professional and creative approach to the content and its execution, in an honest wish for synergy and a cultural get-together, with a heartfelt dedication to work, an active commitment, a love towards the town of Kranj and a friendly attitude towards people.


Artists and other creative people (bloggers, media researchers, journalists etc.) can temporarily stay and work in our house by participating in artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities.


Who is welcome? 
Artists and creative people, working in the field of visual art, new media, printmaking, curatorial, textile art, writing, cultural tourism, DIY, ecology, environment art.

All artists who appreciate stay in a more than 200 years old house, protected as a cultural monument, located in an old medevial town in a cultural quarter of Kranj.

What we offer?
Private Apartment and a Studio, Exhibition space + Abandoned house for artistic use

We offer private apartment in the attic of Layer house. Apartment is fully furnished with a bathroom and a kitchen with dining area. Breakfast is available upon agreement. There is a Studio for creating your art work located within the Layer house. There is also several exhibition spaces:


Stolp Škrlovec Gallery = Medieval tower of Škrlovec hosts a pentagonal gallery, suited for photography exhibitions, multimedia art and space projects

Stolp Škrlovec concert/theatre hall = an intimate concert/theatre hall for up to 150 people.

Layer house Gallery = a gallery in three rooms located at the first floor of Layer house overlooking Tomšič street

Mahlerca Studio Gallery = a bright gallery at the ground floor of Layer house, overlooking the terrace, also suitable as an art studio

Medprostor = an abandoned house with a small garden in front, suitable for artistic use and as an art studio 

Forma Viva = outdoor exhibition space in the garden

Other activities happening at the space:
Concerts, Workshops, Presentations, Films, Exhibitions, Cafe, Urban interventions

Layer house is a cultural hub in the capital of Gorenjska region and a popular place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on the sunny terrace. There is more than 350 cultural events (concerts, workshops, presentations, films, exhibitions) per year and several music, art, urban, film festivals throughout the year.


That means that it is not a very difficult thing to find like-minded people, to interact with local artists, to cooperate with them and to get an insight on Slovenian culture. On the other side artists have their own peace and quiet to create their works.


Expenses paid by artist:
Travel, housing, supplies, food
Duration of residencies and cost:
1 week = 200 € per person*
Duration depends on the availability.
* in 2019 and 2020 the price for collage artists and collage projects is 150 € >>> in collaboration with KAOS festival of contemporary collage. More info here:
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