Deadline: Open call

World of CO Balkan Artist Residency in Sofia, Bulgaria

Enter a world located in the center of the clash between East and West and feel its unique spirit!

Description of residency program
WORLD OF CO is a multidisciplinary self-directed Artist Residency Program located in Sofia, Bulgaria, for artists from all over the world. You will have the opportunity to taste the spirit and atmosphere of the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia. Enter a world located in the center of the clash between East and West, feel the rich and diverse culture while exploring the contrasts. This experience will provoke your creativity and give you space and time to focus on your work while collaborating with other international artists.

Duration of residency
The duration of the Residency program in Bulgaria is flexible - from 1 month to 6 months. Longer periods are also possible.
The main language in the Residency is English.

Disciplines, work equipment, and assistance
Our doors are open to all disciplines including visual arts, painting, sculpture, ceramics, performing, arts, textile art, literature, new media, animation, printmaking, curatorial studies, arts administration, movie making, architecture, design, dancing, music, playwrights and so on.

World of Co provides accommodation at the city center of Sofia and shared studio space (Creative Hub), together with:

  • Sofia City guide - curated collection of art stores, print shops, gallery, museums and so on
  • Weekly list of art and culture events in Sofia
  • Bulgarian phone number – SIM card
  • Weekly Bulgarian language lessons
  • Artists talk – present your art and the local audience
  • Life drawing sessions open to the public
  • Artists’ meet up in Creative Hub (open to the public)
  • Curated Group Exhibition at the end of the month

You can also choose to participate in more workshops, creative events, and trips that we offer.

The artist lives in five-bedroom-apartment in the heart of Sofia - next to the Vasil Levski monument. Every artist has accommodated in a private fully furnished bedroom between 15 and 25 sqm. Each room consists of bed, nightstand, desk and wardrobe. The apartment has fully equipped shared kitchen, shared bathroom and laundry room with washing machine(free for use), Wi-Fi connection. The artists have also a shared Living room to eat, talk and have fun together. By walking from the apartment it takes 20-25 minutes to get to the studio space.

Studio/ workspace
The residency artists will work in a shared studio, open 24/7 – House Creative Hub. Creative Hub provides opportunities for emerging and established artists to produce and share work, and to develop professionally. The final exhibition will also take place in the Creative Hub.

Fees and support
The monthly residency fee is 650 euro. For shared room by two artists, the price is 500 euro.

Expectations towards the artist
The Artists have the freedom to organize their time, focus on a personal project, as well as collaborate with other residency artists from different artistic backgrounds.

Application information
Every program starts from the first day of the month.

You can apply throw our website: 

World of CO Balkan Artist Residency in Sofia, Bulgaria

World of CO Balkan Artist Residency in Sofia, Bulgaria


No application deadline / Open call

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