OPEN CALL 2020: AiR program for visual and multidisciplinary artists in Bulgaria

Provided activities and services: Private room and desk in shared studio space in the AiR apartment,  in the hearth of Sofia Providing individual discussion about your artistic work with established artist Providing technical and research support in the implementation of the artists’ projects Connecting with the local artists through organized studio visits Curated open studio […]

Provided activities and services:

  • Private room and desk in shared studio space in the AiR apartment,  in the hearth of Sofia
  • Providing individual discussion about your artistic work with established artist
  • Providing technical and research support in the implementation of the artists’ projects
  • Connecting with the local artists through organized studio visits
  • Curated open studio or group exhibition at the end of the stay
  • Presenting  and promoting the artists and their projects produced during the residency through World of Co network, website and social media
  • Group meetings throughout the residency:
    • First group meeting: Artist talks and goals for residence
    • Group sharing discussions on progress/issues/problem solving
    • Gallery show organization, artist statements, bios, invites, set up
  • Building an effective online presence for artists – tips and advises
  • Learning the basics of Bulgarian language with World of Co team
  • Welcome pack and Q&A onboarding session – practical information about your life in Sofia
  • Selected list with independent art spaces,  institutional art galleries and museums, art supply stores, print shops, hardware shops, bars, restaurants  in Sofia
  • Curated list of art and culture events happening  in Sofia during your stay
  • Bulgarian SIM card
  • Cleaning service
Duration of residency
Each residency session is two months. If you decide to stay longer, please state it in you application form. January - February 2020 / March - April 2020 / May - June 2020
Accommodation
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.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
This opportunity is open to artists of all ages, at any point in their career. Like visual artists, textile artists, media artists, multidisciplinary artists, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, animators, fashion designers, jewellery designers, educators, video / film makers, from all around the world. Both new projects and projects that are in development but are not yet completed are eligible. Candidates will be selected based on the strength of their project as well as their ability to deliver, and a demonstration that the residency will be beneficial.
Studio / Workspace
The shared studio space is bright shared open space, part of the same apartment, equipped with working tables, chairs, lamps, stands for painting, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).
Fees and support
The monthly program fee is 850 EUR, including all mentioned residency activities and services, group exhibition, accommodation and shared studio space in the center of Sofia and related utility bills.
Expectations towards the artist
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).

Residency starts
2020/01/05

Residency ends
2020/11/30

Location
Bulgaria/Bulgaria

Link to more information
www.worldof.co