OPEN CALL 2020
WOC ARTIST RESIDENCY IS LOOKING FOR VISUAL ARTISTS, CURATORS, WRITERS, RESEARCHERS, ART MANAGERS & FILMMAKERS
5th May - 30th June 2020
15th July - 10th September 2020
15th September - 10th November 2020
15th November - 15th December 2020 (оne month residency program)
WORLD OF CO
We are World of Co Artist Residency - international multidisciplinary art program, based in the heart of Sofia. We create space for artistic exploration while introducing the vibrant cultural and contemporary art scene in the beautiful capital of Bulgaria. The residency is the first all year round in the country and runs from January to December each year.
MEET & CREATE
EXPLORE & CREATE WITH ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLDS
The mission of World of Co Artist Residency is to develop a collaborative platform for artistic and cultural exchange, driven by the new inspirations from the people and the city. The residency foster for communication and cooperation between guest artists, their local fellows, galleries, art centers and alternative spaces.
World of Co Alumni consists of more than 100 residents, working in a variety of artistic fields like fine arts, film, literature, fashion, graphic design and etc.
CURRENT WOC ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCY
Painter, illustrator / Scotland
Oscar Mitchell is an award winning contemporary illustrator and image maker. Graduating in 2016 his clients include Godiva, Suntory, SK Manor Hill, Ammonite Press and Hunter Fashion Magazine amongst others who commission his bold coloured and vibrant lined approach to making artwork.
Textile and embroidery / Australia
Engaging with classic mediums such as hand embroidery and quilt making in a contemporary manner, Sophie Shingles explores personal and social visages of the everyday person.
Painting, Film, Experimental / India
Siddharth is an artist from India, who is driven to make connections between the world we live in, the constantly changing human mind and their relationship through art.
EXHIBIT IN LOCAL ART SPACE / GALLERY
After time to discover, meet new people and experiment, the residency session finishes with curated group exhibition. The guest artists have a chance to present their projects, created during the program, in contemporary art gallery or art space in Sofia.
Valerie Wilson - Printmaking & Embroidery, USA
"I did a 3 month residency at World of Co and had an exceptional time! Lydia and Stella were very helpful and hospitable! I had full agency to work on my art and had so many resources at hand. Would highly recommend and would definitely do the program again."
Tim Carlier - Filmmaker & Writer, Australia
"Lovely residency run by lovely people. I had such a good experience here, and loved learning about local art and living in Sofia. I can't recommend it highly enough! It made me a better person."
Zara Monet Feeney - Painting, USA
"Absolutely loved my experience at the World of Co Residency. Sofia is a beautiful and fun city, thriving with art and creative individuals. The directors of the residency were so gracious and accommodating with my every need! I couldn't be happier with my time at World of Co. Highly recommend!"
Maja Björk - Textile art & Embrodery, Sweden
"I spent a month in Sofia at World of Co residency, wish I had stayed longer. Beautiful studio and living arrangements, a dynamic program where you get a lot of freedom for your own practice but also some structure to get you into the art scene of Sofia and some Bulgarian traditions. Would totally recommend!"
Filip Gabriel Pudło - Media Art, Poland
"World of Co residency was a great opportunity to focus on my concepts and ongoing art projects. In a truly international community I was able to exchange my thought and collect opinions. During my stay in Sofia I was invited for the individual show as well as had an opportunity to give a lecture and be a part of group exhibition."