Deadline: 25/03/2018

One Place Left for Balkan Residency in April 2018

Self-directed multidisciplinary Balkan Residency Program, based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The program gives you space and time to focus on your projects while collaborating with international artists. WORLD OF CO encourages emerging and established artists to provoke their creativity by tasting the cultural diversity of Bulgaria. All participants live, explore, create and exhibit together.

Bulgaria is a country of contrasts and contradictions. The land is at a crossroad - geographically, historically and politically. The mixture of different influences – Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, European, Soviet, Balkan and so on, is still visible in the urban structures, architecture, culture, and traditions.


• Accommodation in the city center
• Shared studio (10 minutes walking distance from the apartment)
• Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)
• Weekly Bulgarian language lessons
• Studio visit / Gallery tour
• Artist's talk – present your art to the local audience
• Collective Open studio day-exhibition at the end of the month
• Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of art stores, print shops, contemporary art galleries and museums
• Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia
• Bulgarian phone number – SIM card

The residency has a five-bedroom apartment located in the heart of Sofia, next to the Vasil Levski monument. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, between 15 and 25 sqm. Each room consists of a bed, a nightstand, a desk and a wardrobe. The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen, a shared bathroom and a laundry room with a washing machine (free for use), Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The studio space is 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

Shared studio space is at the city center, located within 10 minutes walking distance from the apartment. The studio is furnished 140m² large space (chairs, tables), including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity, kitchen, toilet etc.)

Space can be used for different types of art events, workshops and exhibitions.

Disciplines: All Disciplines.

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Deadline: 25 Mar, 2018

Duration: Flexible- from 1 to 3 months or more

Eligibility: International artists of all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply

Support: Housing, work space, research, exhibition

Costs: 650 € - with accomodation ll 350 € without accomodation

One Place Left for Balkan Residency in April 2018

One Place Left for Balkan Residency in April 2018


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