IMAGO International Artist Residency is a liberating space for visual artists and creatives seeking simple and comfortable working environment for their projects' development. It is also a source for artistic growth and inspiration, stemming from the unusual local culture, the inherent natural freedom of the place, the fascinating sights and experiences within the residency as well as the professional curatorial support offered by its founders... Our mission is to create a setting where your artistic potential blossoms!
BULGARIA, Eastern europe, The Balkans! Located in "The Village of Peace", Tsarimir, right next to Europe's cultural capital for 2019 - the city of Plovdiv. In the area there are plenty of curious locations - Thracian historical sights, natural hot sptings, abondened communistic buildings, unexpected street art locations and many more. In the past the village was populated by close to 3000 people, today they are about 700. A typical example of plain village architecture with intense communistic history. You'll find a lot of old objects, there's a regular village market, fishing spot, plenty of home grown eco food, there are also a few very well organized food shops and two small restaurants. Within this context, the residency is like a small paradise island.
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