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. 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!
The residency is located in a splendin mountain village in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, called Leshten. First it is the local culture. The surrounding villages represent an exciting mix of peacefully living Christians and Muslims whose life style and architecture could be both impressively medieval looking with solid stone walls and small paved streets as well as colorful and kitschy in a completely unexpected manner. It is quite surprising to see these contrasts! The residency is just an hour and a half from the Greek seaside. When all residents are positive about the idea, we would organize a trip for you to Kavala in Northern Greece where you can spend some quality time on the beach and be back to the residency house the same evening!
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