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Taste the cultural diversity of Bulgaria and provoke your creativity.

In World of Co, residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international creatives.

The aim of the Residency is multi leveled – from one side, bringing together international artists and creative people to Bulgaria to exhibit, collaborate, learn and share. From another side, to unveil a different perspective of one not-so-well-known country and its’ art potential.

The Program Includes
Accommodation & Shared studio in one
Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)
Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)
Bulgarian Chit-Chat language lessons
Weekly group meetings
Support with research and project execution
Artist’s studio/Museum or gallery visit
Artists’ talk – present your art to the local audience
Collective exhibition and the end of the stay
Sofia City Guide – a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.
Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia
Bulgarian SIM card

Accommodation & Shared Studio Space
The residency apartment & studio are located in 140m² large space in the city center of Sofia. It has three individual bedrooms. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, around 15 sqm. The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen with oven, fridge, laundry machine, a shared bathroom, extra restroom, and Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equipped with desks, chairs, lamps, easels, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).

Open for all kind of creatives, emerging and established artists, from all around the world.

Number of Participants

Residency Fee
Residency program with provided accommodation: 650€ per month
If you share the room with another artist the price is 500€ per month for each
Residency program without provided accommodation: 350€ per month

To apply please fill out the application form no later than 20.12.2018 :


E-mail: [email protected]


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