In the spring of 2017, the City of Regensburg and donumenta started an appeal to artists for the cultural platform Danube region. It addressed contemporary, interdisciplinary, and space-oriented artists from all European Danube countries. In June 2017, a five-member international jury chose from 31 applications for the Artist-in-Residence-Programme. Members of the jury were:
- Juraj Čarný from Bratislava (Slovakia), curator, art critic, educator, and founding director of Slovak Centre of Visual Arts. The vice president AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art) in Paris is also president of AICA Slowakia and curator of more than 200 internationally renowned exhibitions.
- Róna Kopeczky from Budapest (Hungary) grew up in France where she also studied art history. She is co-founder of Easttopics, a platform for the Eastern European art scene, worked as a curator for international art in Ludwig Museum Budapest, and complements the international team of OFF-Biennale Budapest as artwork director.
- Annemarie Türk lives in Vienna (Austria). She studied history and politics in Salzburg and Vienna, Slovenian language and literature in Ljubljana, as well as cultural management in Vienna and Amsterdam. She worked as pr manager for André Heller and was responsible for projects of KulturKontakt Austria in the context of economy and art. She counsels the Austrian Federal Chancellery as a freelance curator and holds the UNESCO-chair for cultural management in Vilnius.
- Regina Hellwig-Schmid from Regensburg (Germany), is an artist, curator, and artwork director of donumenta. She has been honoured frequently for her actions and initiatives involving and discussing the topics of peace and European politics, e.g. with the Cultural Award of the City of Regensburg, the prize "Frauen Europas" (Women of Europe), the Medal for Extraordinary Merits for Bavaria in a United Europe as well as the Federal Cross of Merit.
- Maria Lang, Representative of the City of Regensburg