World of Co Artist Residency Program offers friendly, supportive and stimulating surroundings to Bulgarian and international visiting artists and curators, wishing to realize field research or/and an artistic project in Bulgaria.
The duration of the program is one month. During this time frame, this residency will provide artists with time to work on individual or collaborative projects alongside other resident artists. The participants focus on research, experiments, production, learning new skills, critical discourse, networking, collaboration.
In the spirit of an intercultural dialogue and exchange, artists are also stimulated to explore the local culture and contemporary art scene.
World of Co is the first all-year round multidisciplinary artist residency program in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was initiated in 2017 by independent art organization that wanted to support the local scene and the visiting artists. Until now the international residency program hosted more than 95 artists from 23 countries, working in disciplines like visual arts, writing, painting, curatorial studies, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textile art, mixed media art, printmaking and design.
Previous artists-in-residency: http://worldof.co/artists/
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Accommodation & Shared studio space in the center of Sofia
- Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)
- Bulgarian language lessons for beginners
- Weekly group meetings
- Two workshops
- Support with research and project execution
- Museum / Gallery visit
- Sofia City Guide – a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.
- Curated list of art and culture events in Sofia
- Bulgarian SIM card
World of Co AiR apartment and studio ‘’Concept’’ is situated in a 1895-residential building, at a lively main street in the city center of Sofia. Within walking distance are numerous art spaces, galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants, bars, grocery and hardware stores. “Concept” is 140m² apartment with three fully furnished individual bedrooms with bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen with utensils, oven, microwave, coffee machine, toster, fridge, laundry machine. The apartment is also equipped with iron, hairdryers and laundry hangers.
The shared studio space is bright shared open space, part of the same apartment, equipped with working tables, chairs, lamps, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).