WORLD OF CO
a multidisciplinary self-directed Residency
We encourage artists and creative professionals to live, work and explore Bulgaria together. Residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international creatives.
Open for emerging and established artists, from all around the world. The language of instructions is English.
WORLD OF CO is a multidisciplinary residency - our doors are open for all kind of creative people.
The duration of the Residency is between 1 to 6 months, one-month minimum stay.
ACCOMODATION & STUDIO SPACE
КООПЕРАЦИЯ - Shared studio & living space is located at the city center. The space is furnished 140m² large, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.) The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, between 15 and 25 sqm. Each room consists of a bed, a nightstand and desk.
SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Accommodation & Shared studio in one
Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)
Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (lectures)
Bulgarian language lessons
Museum or gallery visit
Artists' talk – present your art to the local audience
Collective Open studio day where you can exhibit and present your work at the end of the month
Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of art stores, print shops, contemporary galleries and museums
Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia
Bulgarian phone number – SIM card
Residency program with provided accommodation: 650€ per month
If you share the room with another artist the price is 500€ per month for each
Residency program without provided accommodation: 350€ per month
WHY RESIDENCY IN BULGARIA?
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.