Open Call

Context AiR 2023: Artistic Practice in Public Space

Context AiR

With Funding
Free / No Costs


The call is open to artists, preferably based in Europe, regardless of the stage of their career development. The program is addressing professionals working in one or a combination of the following areas: - Visual Arts - Theater and Performance - Digital Media - Architecture and Sculpture - Music and Dance - Land Art and Artistic Practices in Public Space - Social Innovation and Community Projects

Number of Participants

Up to 4 people are allowed to share the residence house at once.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023


  • BGN5,000.00 material budget (one-time)
  • BGN2,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Co-Working, Desk Space


Apartment, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Exhibition, Grant, Open Studios, Workshops



Program Description

The AiR program is initiated and funded by the Culture Department of the Municipality of the second biggest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv. The residency program aims at the production of new artistic works in public space, following artists’ interactions with the city and inspired by its distinctive character. The city of Plovdiv – with its eclectic mix of ancient and medieval history, socialist heritage and modern reality, the experience it carries of a European Capital of Culture in 2019, home to a variety of ethnic and religious groups, and an urban-nature-scape that follows a charming river and a few hills – is the central thematic focus of the program. The program offers a full scholarship, covering living expenses and production costs, as well as a living-&-working space in a shared residential house, located in the architectural and historical reserve Old Town Plovdiv.

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