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Exceptional artist residency - splendid mountain accommodation, dedicated professional support and real opportunities for long term business collaboration! In the village of Leshten, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe.

Little Bird Artist Residency

No Funding
Leshten, Bulgaria


The perfect solitude location for artists in the field of painting, photography, light sculpture and installations, video art, literature and poetry – with a focus on contemporary art dedicated to nature, biological world and ecology. If you are looking for a month spent in a stunning nature setting allowing you to fully focus on your artistic projects, if you are tempted to explore exotic cultures while at the same time having a real exposure to the art world through well-organized final exhibition in a capital city as well as an opportunity for practical realization of your work, this is the perfect residency for you!

Number of Participants

The Little Bird International Artist Residency provides an exceptional combination of fancy accommodation in a breathtaking mountain village and a real possibility for artistic growth and realization through long term collaboration with the Little Bird Gallery – a market oriented modern and contemporary art gallery based in Sofia with thematic focus – nature, biological world and ecology. Each month the residency hosts three to four artists!


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2020 - November 30, 2020


  • €1,270.00 program fee (monthly)


Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Library, Shared Studio


Guest House, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Retreat, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals


Conceptual Art, Documentary, Drawing, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

What makes the Little Bird Int. Artist Residency so special and how would your experience look like? 1. Opportunity for long term market collaboration 2. Really great accommodation 3. Flexible independent studios 4. Meaningful professional support and an exciting final exhibition 5. Great travel and exploration opportunities Included (covered by the residency fee): • Private room (around 15m2) in a super comfortable artists' house • Private studio on the beautiful high view point terrace with a finating horizon • 2-4 meetings with curators and / or other art specialists • Transport from Sofia to the residency • (Optional) A day trip to the Greek seaside • Welcome dinner • Pop-up exhibition in Sofia • Opportunity for long term gallery representation • Introduction to the Bulgarian art and culture scene, modern and contemporary art • Full access to digital art library • Plenty of optional side activities • Great socializing areas. • A great home indoors / outdoors cinema.

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