OPEN CALL 2020
WOC ARTIST RESIDENCY IS LOOKING FOR VISUAL ARTISTS, CURATORS, WRITERS, RESEARCHERS
5th March - 30th April 2020
5th May - 30th June 2020
15th July - 10th September 2020
15th September - 10th November 2020
15th November - 15th December 200 (оne month residency program)
WORLD OF CO
WOC is the first all-year round artist residency program in Bulgaria. The initiative started in 2017 with the mission to create space for artistic exploration and to introduce international artists to the cultural life of Sofia. More than 100 artists from all around the world participated, working in art, film, literature, fashion and other creative disciplines.
CURRENT WоC ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCY
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."