World of Co is the first all year round multidisciplinary artist residency program in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was initiated in 2017 by independent art organization that wanted to support the local scene and the visiting artists. Until now the international residency program hosted more than 75 artists from 23 countries, working in disciplines like visual arts, writing, painting, curatorial studies, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textile art, mixed media art, printmaking and design. World of Co Artist Residency Program offers friendly, supportive and stimulating surroundings to Bulgarian and international visiting artists and curators, wishing to realize field research or/and an artistic project in Bulgaria. The duration of the program is from 1 to 3 months. During this time frame, this residency will provide artists with time to work on individual or collaborative projects alongside other resident artists.
Bulgaria is a country of contrasts and contradictions. The land is at a crossroad - geographically, historically and politically. The mixture of different influences – Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, European, Soviet, Balkan and so on, is still visible in the urban structures, architecture, culture, and traditions. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria, a dynamic city with an interesting mixture of Eastern and Western architecture, culture and lifestyle. It is a city with a rich history and friendly vibes. You can explore its eclectic nature through visiting the archeological sites located in the city center next to monumental communist architecture, the Ottoman urban structures and the gentrification of various areas. Within the essence of Sofia, you can capture many artsy side streets and laneways, public spaces where young people gather, as well as local indoor and outdoor markets.
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