Open Call

Residency Scholarship for Sofia

Radar Sofia

With Funding
Sofia, Bulgaria


The call is open to all nationalities but would probably be more functional for those coming from Europe. English language communication skills are a prerequisite for the application. The invitation to come to Sofia is not related to finalising a project or presenting a result from the residency period its However, the preferred applicants will be those who are now working (or starting to work) on a project that could strongly benefit from a period of creative stay in Sofia, or draw from its local specifics, or may involve Bulgarian theatremakers, or could have a significant impact on the local context if it takes place or plans presentations in Sofia in the future. A public presentation of the resident’s previous works plus the option for hosting a workshop is possible and we encourage applicants to make proposals in this respect as well. A space for a few rehearsals, tests, tryouts, could also be arranged. The application procedure:

Number of Participants

1 Radar Sofia and the Drama Pact platform are offering a playwright/dramaturge/performer/theatremaker the opportunity to come and stay in Sofia, Bulgaria, meet local theatre operators and form the basis of future partnership(s) or joint new project(s). The selected resident will receive a scholarship of 600 EUR, plus accommodation for a period оf between one and four weeks in a shared flat in central Sofia. The resident has to arrange his/her own travel to and from Sofia. A letter of invitation will be provided. The residency has to take place in the period between Nov 25, 2019 and March 30, 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but not later than October 15, 2019.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


November 25, 2019 - March 30, 2020


  • €600.00 stipend (one-time)


  • €21.00 application fee


Gallery, Installation Space, Stage


Apartment, Home-Stay, Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Discussion, Performances, Readings, Seminars, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Literature, Performance Art, Playwriting, Poetry, Theatre, Theatre Directors



Program Description

Radar Sofia is an art hub of resistance against the mainstream, a residency place for trouble and dramaturgy makers, safe haven for those who are unsafe, a collective of artists with the finest sense of theatre in a strange country and in weird times. Our residents are a strong mix of international dissident creators and highly respected established names, but we are always in search of new and up-and-coming artists and approaches. Radar has recently become a branch of the Artist at Risk network. Visit our Drama Pact manifesto here: And possibly read something more about how we approach reality:

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