Deadline: 30/09/2019

Kooshk Artist Residency Award

Great opportunity for those who want to experience an art residency in Tehran.

Description of residency program
Kooshk residency is a non-profit space for arts and culture in Tehran. Kooshk, with the sponsorship of private section, tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers, and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation.

Award Goals
The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique space of Tehran. This Residency program is a chance for attendants to do research and experiment, develop professionally, maintain direct dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. This Residency is an annual event lasting one month and will be offered to four non-Iranian selected artists.
During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a balance between working in a personal space and working in collaboration with other artists and interacting with viewers and the environment. In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.

Duration of residency
May 2020 (1-31)

Disciplines, work equipment, and assistance
All the international individual artists active in fields of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sound and Music, Film and Video are welcome to apply.

Accommodation and Studio/ workspace
Kooshk has equipped an independent residence/ studio facility in a beautiful and inspiring old building for international attendants of the international cultural exchange programs in order to evoke creativity in research and artistic creation. These facilities include:

  • Two shared rooms and one single room with appropriate amenities to accommodate five people at the same time with a shared bathroom.
  • A small kitchen equipped with appliances.
  • Shared spaces including yard, terrace, and rooftop.
  • Internet access is also included 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fees and support
Awarded artists receive a $200 monthly stipend. The costs of accommodation (shared room for two artists), studio and return ticket will also be covered by Kooshk.

Applicant information
Applicants need to pay a non-refundable application fee of $20.

Applying early is smart. As there will be numerous applicants submitting at the last days/moments of deadline, we will not grant you any deadline extension or help to submit if something goes wrong.
The applicants can apply through the link below:
If you have any question, send an email to

Kooshk Artist Residency Award

Kooshk Artist Residency Award


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