Deadline: 15/07/2019

Оpen call for residency in the middle of the Balkans

Friendly and supportive and stimulating surroundings to Bulgarian and international visiting artists

World of Co is the first all-year round multidisciplinary artist residency program in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was initiated in 2017 by independent art organization that wanted to support the local scene and the visiting artists. Until now the international residency program hosted more than 80 artists from 23 countries, working in disciplines like visual arts, writing, painting, curatorial studies, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textile art, mixed media art, printmaking and design.

World of Co Artist Residency Program offers friendly, supportive and stimulating surroundings to Bulgarian and international visiting artists and curators, wishing to realize field research or/and an artistic project in Bulgaria. The duration of the program is from 1 to 3 months. During this time frame, this residency will provide artists with time to work on individual or collaborative projects alongside other resident artists. The participants focus on research, experiments, production, learning new skills, critical discourse, networking, collaboration. 

In the spirit of an intercultural dialogue and exchange, artists are also stimulated to explore the local culture and contemporary art scene.

The program culminates in a final group exhibition, open studio day.

Previous artists-in-residency: http://worldof.co/artists/

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • 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

  • Options for organizing artists' talk or workshop – present your art to the local audience

  • Bulgarian SIM card

ACCOMMODATION & SHARED STUDIO SPACE
World of Co artist residency have two AiR apartments - “Cooperacia” and “Concept”. The AiR apartment and studio  ‘’Concept’’ is situated in a 1895-residential building, at a lively main street in the city center of Sofia. Within walking distance are numerous cafes, restaurants,clubs, art spaces, galleries and art institutions. “Concept” is 140m² apartment 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 space for 2019)

Program with accommodation in AiR apartment CONCEPT: 750 EUR per month

ELIGIBILITY
Open call for writers, researchers, curators, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, animators, fashion designers,  jewellers, media artists, video / film makers, from all around the world.

APPLY
www.worldof.co/apply

Contact: contact@worldof.co

Оpen call for residency in the middle of the Balkans

Оpen call for residency in the middle of the Balkans

Location
Bulgaria

Application deadline
15/07/2019

Residency starts
01/07/2019

Residency ends
2019

More information
http://worldof.co/residency/