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. Tehran is a huge city with a very rich contemporary culture: many museums, exhibition openings daily, art galleries, public art events, theaters and art studios.
Kooshk is 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. 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, 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.
Duration of residency
From one week to three months
Both shared and private accommodations are available
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Visual Art, sculpture, ceramics, theatre, textile art, music, literature, new media, animations, film-making, architecture, curatorial
Studio / Workspace
Fees and support
From 25 Eu/day
Expectations towards the artist
It is optional for artists to have open studio, artist talk and participation in our other activities.