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.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

World of Co is a multidisciplinary 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:

⋅ Accommodation & Shared studio space in the center of Sofia
⋅ Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)
⋅ Bulgarian language lessons for beginners
⋅ Weekly group meetings
⋅ Two workshops
⋅ Support with research and project execution
⋅ Open studio day or group exhibition and the end of the stay
⋅ Museum / Gallery visit
⋅ Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.
⋅ Curated list of art and culture events in Sofia
⋅ Bulgarian SIM card

World of Co artist residency have two AiR apartments - “Cooperacia” and “Concept”.

The AiR apartments are situated in a old residential buildings, at a lively main streets in the city center of Sofia. Within walking distance are numerous cafes, restaurants,clubs, art spaces, galleries and art institutions. “Concept” and \'\'Cooperacia\'\' are two 140m² apartments with three fully furnished individual bedrooms (around 15m²), bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen with utensils, oven, fridge, laundry machine. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equipped with working tables, chairs, lamps, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).

AiR apartment CONCEPT : This AiR apartment is ideal for writers, researchers, curators, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, animators, fashion designers, jewellers, media artists, video / film makers. (Still available rooms for 2019)

AiR apartment COOPERACIA : This AiR apartment is most suited for artists in the following disciplines - visual arts, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile art, mixed media art, printmaking and design, (Fully booked for 2019)


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. Every program starts from the begining of the month.


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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