Next Event: 16th June 12:00 GMT
The Basics of Storytelling - lecture with discussion by Ralitsa Kamenova
1st June 22:00 GMT
The Basics of Storytelling - lecture with discussion
by Ralitsa Kamenova
Online Artist Residency program
WOC@Home virtual program is a way to re-connect within the art community, to provoke the creative exchange between international artists and to form another dimension of social interaction. The focus is on connecting artists and building new networks between them, through dialogue and experimentation.
The program gives the opportunity to dedicate creative time, to receive support and feedback from the WOC team, teachers and artists and find motivation to continue current projects or start a new one. You will also expand your audience through presence in World of Co social media channels, website and blog. The participants are also encouraged to participate in the online exhibition at the end of the program.
We are on a transformation journey to a virtual artist residency. Along with us are artists from around the globe. Together we are building an inspiring program and series of lectures. Through collaboration, our mission is to embrace creativity at home, encourage curiosity, and enhance connectivity among artists.
Apply for the one or two - month program
- Regular meetings and activities throughout the month. Approximately three sessions per week.
- Weekly live group meetings with fellow artists, focused on your work – discussion and exchange, moderated by WOC team
- A Group critique which helps you to conceptualize your art projects hosted by a professional artist
- Building an effective online presence as an artist. Individual advices on your social media channels and website moderated by the WOC web and graphic designer
- Internal meetups and discussions with previous WOC artists
- Exhibit your project in our online gallery at the end of the residency program
- Presenting you on the World of Co website and blog
- Become part of our international artist network, which consisted of more than 200 artists across the globe
The residency fee for a one-month program is 270 EUR, and for two months is 450 EUR.
Note: World of Co will provide you with necessary documents if you are applying for a scholarship or funding.
World of Co
WOC@Home is an Online Artist Residency hosted by World of Co.
Since 2017, World of Co has organized the artist residency programs in Sofia, Bulgaria, introducing the local art and culture to more than 200 international artists. However, from May 2020, we introduced to our audience the virtual artist residency program in response to the circumstances that the organization was facing. We consider the online artist residencies is a relevant format for supporting and connecting artists in times of social isolation and limited travel opportunities. The program is well structured but at the same time is designed to be open, shaped by the ideas and the creative interaction.
The online program is open to emerging and mid-career visual artists, mixed media artists, painters, textile artists, illustrators, designers, writers, sound artists, multidisciplinary artists, curators and art researchers from all around the world.
In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, during the selection World of Co team pay particular attention to the motivation to join the program.
The selected artists will be informed via email regarding the next steps to join the program.
You can apply for one-month or two-month residency programs. In order to get a full experience of the program, we suggest you participate in the two-month program.
Each session starts on the 5th day of the month.
23,24,25 July 2020
Video editing and storytelling BASICS
Workshop in three parts by Ralitsa Kamenova
Participation fee: 30 euro
Via structured sessions with examples and discussion this course will help you to communicate your ideas appropriately not only in video, but in general. You’ll get a sense of what are the basic rules and how you can experiment with them, or even break them.
23rd July 16:00 UTC
Part I: The Basics of Storytelling
24th July 16:00 UTC
Part II: The Language of Cinema
25th July 16:00 UTC
Part III: Expanded cinema
30 June 2020 | 14:00 utc
Professional practices for artists: Writing a Press Release
Workshop by Victoria Manganiello
Participation fee: 10 euro
In this seminar style workshop, we will discuss the best practices for writing a professional press release for an art exhibition, performance or project. We will look at precedents from famous institutions as well as lesser known spaces. Participants will have the chance to ask questions about writing about art more generally as well. And we will discuss tactics for where, to who and how to share your press release. We will focus on writing in english but the practices are universal!
15 & 22 October
THE HEART OF THE MATTER
A 2-part participatory workshop by Antonia Dimitrova designed for artists from all disciplines, nurturing sensitivity to enrich personal practice, through layering different art forms
Participation fee: 24 euro
The art of our story begins with your heart.
What do you need? Where do you and your work belong? . . .
By layering words, images, gestures and movements into one process, we heighten our awareness of what is present and we stretch our imagination for what is possible - personally and collectively. Authentic awareness is a practice of sensitivity. In practicing sensitivity and letting go of outcomes, we make room for unknown narratives to unfold, we invite patterns to surface, we allow the negative space to take shape. It’s not therapy, but may be therapeutic. . . . Many experiences. Parallel narratives. One story.
15th October 16:30 UTC
What’s present in your story? What’s present in mine?
22nd October 16:30 UTC
What is possible in our story?
27th July & 3rd, 10th august 2020
Productive Artist Process
Course in three parts by Ida Sophia
Participation fee: 60 euro
The productive artistic process is a course on ideas, tools, methods and processes for artists seeking to reset their career journey and studio practice.
27th July 12:00 UTC
3rd August 12:00 UTC
10th August 12:00 UTC
23rd & 30th November 2020
Participate Participatory Participation
Course in two parts by Ida Sophia
Participation fee: 60 euro
Understand artistic and academic methodologies on Participatory practice. Test and adapt a single idea under different participatory category conditions. Investigate how different approaches can communicate and interpret idea.
In a world where participating in art looks very different than it did last year, how can we continue to create meaningful and intimate encounters?
Taught by Australian Artist, Ida Sophia, this course offers an in depth look into the history of participatory practise and fosters an interrogation of what it can look like today.
Students are encouraged to view their current art practice through this lens in order to find new perspectives and approaches. This process is engineered to provoke new thoughts and strategies for how their work is interacted with.
23rd November 11:00 UTC
30th November 11:00 UTC
Performance Artist, Australia
With a practice focused on time-based durational works, sculpture, installation and sound, Ida Sophia weaves the idea of 'Momento Mori' (Remember that you shall die) through her works. Ida uses this narrative to investigate experiences of grief and loss, offering rituals for recovery and renewal through acts of weighted process.
Ida lives and works in Adelaide, Australia.
Textile Artist, USA
Interdisciplinary visual artist, Bulgaria/USA
Zara Monet Feeney
Visual Artist, USA
In her own work, Feeney's paintings are published in Huffington Post, Manifest, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre, Young-Space, Uproxx, Art in America, and Circle Art periodicals. She has been awarded 14 solo shows and 37 selected group exhibitions in the past 5 years, including Museum of Art and History:CEDAR- Lancaster, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, Brea Art Gallery, CES Contemporary Gallery, 101 Exhibit Gallery, CMAY Gallery, Mash Gallery, CAP Gallery, Eastern Projects Gallery and Torrance Art Museum. Her credentials also include numerous national and international art residencies and first place honors at juried group exhibitions. She recently placed first (out of over 1,000 applicants) in the state-wide juried painting competition, Made in California. She also recently placed first in the Los Angeles juried competition with LA Artcore Gallery (out of over 700 applicants). She works as a college professor at Moorpark College and California State University, Northridge. Her art studio is based in Los Angeles.
Film Editor & Photographer, Bulgaria
Ralitsa Kamenova is a Bulgarian film editor and photographer. In her work, Ralitsa is always interested in documenting what surrounds us and likes to explore controversial stories in conversation with the audience. She has edited short films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials.
Visual Artist, Bulgaria
In my practice as an artist I have been involved in various genres - performing arts, dance, media arts, object, installation. As a result, I have extensive experience in various artistic situations, my approach allows for multiplicity, which can be seen in my works. Despite the diversity, a unifying characteristic can be traced - my psychological and anthropological interest in man.