Open Call

Rad.Ost - three months fully funded in Sofia

Radar Sofia

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Sofia, Bulgaria


The residency is open to candidates who: – are current residents of AKADEMIE SCHLOSS SOLITUDE or have been residents in the past 10 years (since the beginning of 2011) – are active in the fields of visual arts, performance, theatre, or literature – have working knowledge of English NB. In case of healthcare regulations not permitting part of the residency period to be physically spent in Sofia, the prospective portion of residency can also take place remotely. In such a case, the production budget and the public event in Sofia will be re-defined additionally in coordination with the organizers.

Number of Participants

Open Call 2020 RAD.OST A three-month long residency for a visual, or performance artist, writer, dramaturge, art researcher, or curator Residency period: 1st September – 30th November 2020 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria What we offer: The selected candidate will be accommodated for a month in the premises of each of the three partnering organizations in Sofia: Radar, Aеther and Swimming Pool. The stay is envisaged to start in early September and last till end-November 2020. The scholarship per month is 700 EUR. A production budget of 1500 EUR is available for a final presentation/performance/exhibition/public event, to be synchronized and arranged between the artist and the inviting spaces. Travel expenses (economy-class trip) to and from Sofia of up to 400EUR will be covered. If possible, we recommend a slow travel journey by train.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - November 30, 2020


  • €1,500.00 material budget (one-time)
  • €400.00 travel budget
  • €700.00 stipend (monthly)




No meals


Choreography, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Fiction, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Performance Art, Playwriting, Poetry, Theatre, Visual Arts


No languages listed

Program Description

RAD.OST, is a newly established residency as part of the Eastern European Network Three independent art spaces in Sofia, Bulgaria – Aether, Radar Sofia, and Swimming Pool – invite you to live and work for three months in the saddest place in the world, according to The Economist, as part of a collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and with the kind support of Goethe-Institut Bulgaria. The idea of creating new residency connections in today’s Europe (as a post neo-liberal establishment) asks for radical response and rethinking of the distances that bind and separate us and also calls for reflection on our common resistance mechanisms to the mainstream and to the dehumanizing nature of a production-oriented competitive world of the market society we live in.

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