Rah Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Rah residency is a non-profit art organization committed to supporting artists, curators, researchers and writers on an international level as well as engaging the local community in Tehran area with residency, exchange and year-round public programs.

Rah is a residency space in an old building in Tehran. We chose a Pahlavi dynasty House in Tehran because of architecture originality, with a special accommodation and inspiring space for residents. However Rah residency as a multidisciplinary space, focuses on contemporary art, research and dialogue rather than on traditional production formats. The program aims at the inter-cultural exchange of individual experiences, professional development, international cooperation, and to professionally support contemporary artists in establishing and developing their work.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Residency program, Criteria & Facilities

The Rah Residency Program offers two kind of Art residency for Established, mid-career and emerging artists. One month residency for Established & mid-career artists instructors provide space for dynamic cross-cultural dialogues to develop their professional practice and ideas and providing dedicated time and space to work & create. Rah provide studio space (for sculpture, ceramic, painting, printing & music), accommodation, open studio, presentation, final exhibition and other important resources with residency. Each resident will be asked to present their work and one day workshop with local artists during the residency and may donate a piece of artwork to the Rah Residency.

Second type of our residency provide space for emerging artists to stay, work & create in Rah residency. Residents be able to use studio space, accommodation and other things they need for one, two or three weeks. Also they need to charge for accommodation. Residents from any discipline will be able to come, create and share their work.

All of residents in both type of residency will be select by a committee of promoters of that specific program, based on program requirements and specifications.

We have exchange programs. Each of the exchange programs has its own specific requirements and selection of the artists, curators, researchers, writers, musician and filmmakers is made basically by a committee.

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

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Donation of an Artwork
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

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

How to reach

By train

Darvazeh Dowlat & Darvazeh Shemiran Metro Station are closed to residency

By car

by Taxi

Nearest airport

Mehrabad & Imam Khomeini International Airport

Contact information

Rah Residency
No.5, Mehr dead-end, Sepah st, Sepah sq
1619996361 Tehran


Phone: +982177602420

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