Open Call for Balkan Residency January – March 2019

Taste the cultural diversity of Bulgaria and provoke your creativity. Residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international creatives.

The aim of the Residency is multileveled – from one side, bringing together international artists and creative people to Bulgaria to exhibit, collaborate, learn and share. From another side, to unveil a different perspective of one not-so-well-known country and its’ art potential.

The program includes:

  • Accommodation and Shared studio in one
  • Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)
  • Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)
  • Bulgarian Chit-Chat language lessons
  • Weekly group meetings
  • Support with research and project execution
  • Artist’s studio/Museum or gallery visit
  • Artists’ talk – present your art to the local audience
  • Collective exhibition and the end of the stay
  • Sofia City Guide – a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.
  • Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia
  • Bulgarian SIM card

Open for all kind of creatives, emerging and established artists, from all around the world.

Residency Fees:
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


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