The Kosovo Art Exchange (“KAE”) is a non-profit arts organization and gallery that encourages and supports the development of national visual artists in Kosovo. The mission of KAE is to provide opportunities for young emerging visual artists, increase community awareness, appreciation, and support of Kosovo artists, particularly in Mitrovica.
KAE partners with local public and private schools, particularly universities in the region; and with other local/national arts organization with a similar mission. We foster the advancement of artists, and we are the place for artists to get their start, launch new ideas and advance their careers based solely on their art, not their credentials. This is accomplished through a blind juried process.
KAE's vision is to be the premiere resource for artists in the community of Mitrovica (and Kosovo), and the leading venue for connecting the community to these visual artists.
What does the Kosovo Art Exchange Gallery [ KAE ] do?
Simply put, the KAE is an art association and gallery.
Provides professional career opportunities through exhibitions (exposure/marketing) and possible sales of work.
Provides resources: workshops/seminars/peer critiques/professional development & networking, special programs partnering with visiting international artists.
Serving Art & Culture Lovers
Provides a place to see, hear, experience, and support the arts!
Provides a venue for cultural events such as open mic nights for poetry slams, music performances, and storytelling performances.
Provides a place to listen and learn from national and international special guest speakers (artists and non-artists).
Provides a place to support artists through purchasing original artwork.
Provides internships and volunteer opportunities for university and high school students.
Provides opportunity for students to have their work professionally juried and exhibited once a year.
Serving the Business Community
Provides rental venue to hold private meetings/seminars/workshops/events.
Provides coordination of ways for businesses to invest in local artists by “renting” works for their businesses.
Serving the Community
Provides a place to affordably enjoy coffee and a classic American treat in a beautiful non-smoking environment alone or with friends.
Provides a place to admire and take pride in the local and national artists in Mitrovica and Kosovo.
Provides a place that contributes to the economy of Mitrovica through legal jobs and tax revenue for the city.