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:
• Two traditional craft workshops (with possibility to choose additional workshops)
• Guided gallery tour
• Weekly Bulgarian language lesson
• Art talk or workshop by resident artist
• Life drawing sessions
• Collective exhibition
• Sofia City Guide - curated collection of art stores, print shops, galleries and museums
• Information about local art and cultural events
• Bulgarian phone number – SIM card


The residency apartment is five-bedroom-apartment in the heart of Sofia, next to many cultural attractions. Every artist has private fully furnished bedroom, between 15m² and 25m². The apartment is equipped with shared kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry room with washing machine. The residency provides also wi-fi, cleaning service, linen and utilities.


The residency artists will work in a shared studio at the city center, located in 10 minutes walking distance from the apartment. The studio is furnished 140m² large space (chairs, tables), including wi-fi and all utilities (water, heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.). The studio will turn into exhibition space at the end of the month.


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
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • 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
  • Exhibitions
Contact information

WORLD OF CO Residency Program
Bul. Vasil Levski 94 A
1000 Sofia

Phone: +359898923249

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