- Location：Sofia, Bulgaria
- Disciplines and Media：All disciplines welcomed
- Residency Period：2019 March - May
- Institution Provide：Accommodation, visa, project execution, administrative support, working space, an exhibition opportunity
- Paid by artist：350€ - 650€ per month, for utilities and accommodation
World of Co is multidisciplinary artist residency, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. The independent initiative started in May 2017 and already hosted more than 60 artists from all around the world.
＊About the residency＊
During the residency, the participant can taste the cultural diversity of Bulgaria and provoke your creativity.
In World of Co, residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international artists. The aim of the Residency is multi leveled – from one side, bringing together international artists and creative people to Bulgaria to collaborate, learn, share and exhibit. From another side, to unveil a different perspective of one not-so-well-known country, its’ art potential and to contribute to the local cultural calendar.
The program includes:
1. Accommodation & Shared studio in one 2. Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving) 3. Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures) 4. Bulgarian language lessons for beginners 5. Weekly group meetings 6. Sofia City Guide – a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc. 7. Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia 8. Bulgarian SIM card 9. Support with research and project execution 10. Artist’s studio/Museum or gallery visit 11. Artists’ talk – present your art to the local audience 12. Collective exhibition and the end of the stay
＊Accommodation & shared studio space:
The residency apartment & studio are located in 140m² large space in the city center of Sofia. It has three individual bedrooms. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, around 15 sqm. The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen with oven, fridge, laundry machine, a shared bathroom, extra toilet and Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equipped with desks, chairs, lamps, easels, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).
＊Instructions for applying＊
1. Dates and Deadline: The open call runs Jan. 30, 2019.
2. Applications should be submitted on-line, and all materials, including CVs, should be in English.
3. Application form: http://worldof.co/apply/
＊Application materials include:
1. CV / Bio, which should cover the applicant’s background, practice, significant accomplishment.
2. Artist’s statement
3. Project plan for the residency
4. What do you plan to do during the residency?
5. Portfolio or URLs: Links to applicant’s personal website or video work
＊Selection procedure＊ The team of the residency will review all the applications and based on the projects, previous experience and motivation to participate will take the final decision. ＊Fees for the residency: 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