Rah Residency


Residency program, Criteria & Facilities

The Rah Residency Program offers two kind of Art residency for Established, mid-career and emerging artists. One month residency for Established & mid-career artists instructors provide space for dynamic cross-cultural dialogues to develop their professional practice and ideas and providing dedicated time and space to work & create. Rah provide studio space (for sculpture, ceramic, painting, printing & music), accommodation, open studio, presentation, final exhibition and other important resources with residency. Each resident will be asked to present their work and one day workshop with local artists during the residency and may donate a piece of artwork to the Rah Residency.

Second type of our residency provide space for emerging artists to stay, work & create in Rah residency. Residents be able to use studio space, accommodation and other things they need for one, two or three weeks. Also they need to charge for accommodation. Residents from any discipline will be able to come, create and share their work.

All of residents in both type of residency will be select by a committee of promoters of that specific program, based on program requirements and specifications.

We have exchange programs. Each of the exchange programs has its own specific requirements and selection of the artists, curators, researchers, writers, musician and filmmakers is made basically by a committee.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation: Rah residency is a non-profit art organization committed to supporting artists, curators, researchers and writers on an international level as well as engaging the local community in Tehran area with residency, exchange and year-round public programs. Rah is a residency space in an old building in Tehran. We chose a Pahlavi dynasty House in Tehran because of architecture originality, with a special accommodation and inspiring space for residents. However Rah residency as a multidisciplinary space, focuses on contemporary art, research and dialogue rather than on traditional production formats. The program aims at the inter-cultural exchange of individual experiences, professional development, international cooperation, and to professionally support contemporary artists in establishing and developing their work.
Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Persian
  • Turkish
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Metalworking tools
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Mehrabad & Imam Khomeini International Airport
    How to reach by train: Darvazeh Dowlat & Darvazeh Shemiran Metro Station are closed to residency
    Street & Number: No.5, Mehr dead-end, Sepah st, Sepah sq
    Postal Code: 1619996361
    City: Tehran
    Country long: Iran
    No.5, Mehr dead-end, Sepah st, Sepah sq
    Tehran 1619996361 Iran
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