Kooshk Residency

Name of Residency: Kooshk

In Kooshk residency the residents are provided with the chance to devote themselves to their specialised activities in addition to exchanging ideas.
We work in every step of artists project with them in its development, curation, promotion and networking among the members of the community, fellow art professionals and local and international audience. We collaborate with different art and craft  studios active in different fields.

Although residents are responsible for their own meals, it is often the case that everyone in the homey Kooshk gathers to cook and share dinners at least twice a week. Cooking and eating together is a great opportunity for all residents to talk about their projects and exchange ideas.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Kooshk residency, is a non-profit space for arts and culture in Tehran. Kooshk provides a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage intercultural dialogue and art creation.

Participants in the Kooshk residency program can devote themselves to their art and exchange ideas. Participants quickly become familiar with Tehran cultural and artistic atmosphere and build a vast network of artistic affiliations. Meanwhile, the complicated situations of Tehran and its rich cultural and artistic atmosphere can evoke inspirations for upcoming researches and art creations.

We are located in the heart of  Tehran and within walking distance or public transportation to artistic and cultural places, as well as most public facilities and  amenities. Access to the public transportation system is eight minutes walk away. Tehran is a huge city with a very rich contemporary culture: many museums, exhibition openings daily, art galleries, public art events, theatres, art studios, shops, thousands of restaurant with the best food. Kooshk is close to many galleries and good restaurants.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Persian
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: more than 20
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): For more details about the facilities and fees, please send us an email.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
    Street & Number: Tehran
    Postal Code: 1563635313
    City: Tehran
    Tehran
    Tehran 1563635313 IRN
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