World of Co Residency Program

General information

Brief description of organisation

World of Co is an art organization, specializing in multidisciplinary residency programs for international artists in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Brief description of residency program

World of Co is a multidisciplinary self-directed residency program, for established and emerging international artists. By entering a world located in the clash between East and West and feeling the diverse culture, the program aims to provoke your creativity. During the residency you will have the opportunity to taste the spirit and atmosphere of Bulgaria, while learning new skills, meeting new people and exchanging ideas.

World of Co aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices, while encouraging the exchange, experimentation and collaborative work.? The program provides time, space and chance to explore ideas and focus on personal projects.
The main language in the residency is English.


World of Co provides accommodation and shared studio in the city center of Sofia. The program includes also:

- Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)
- Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture(series of lectures)
- Bulgarian Chit-Chat language lessons
- Weekly group meetings
- Support with research and project execution
- Artist´s studio/Museum or gallery visit
- Artists´ talk – present your art to the local audience
- Collective exhibition and the end of the stay
- Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.
- Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia
- Bulgarian SIM card
- Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (lectures)

The residency apartment & studio are located in 140m² large space in the city center of Sofia. It has three individual bedrooms. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, around 15m². The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen with oven, fridge, laundry machine, a shared bathroom, extra restroom, and Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equipped with desks, chairs, lamps, easels, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity)


The duration of the program is from one to six months. Longer periods are also possible.
For experiencing the program, we suggest at least two months stay.


Our doors are open to all disciplines including visual arts, sculpture, textile art, performing arts, literature, new media, animation, printmaking, curatorial studies, movie making, architecture, design, dancing, music, playwrights and so on.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
Contact information

World of Co Residency Program
Boulevard Evlogi & Hristo Georgievi 167A
1000 Sofia

Phone: +359898923249

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