1, 2 or 3 months
Paid by artist:

One-month program – 260 EUR
Two-month program – 460 EUR
Three-month program – 660 EUR
Note: If you are applying for an external scholarship or funding, World of Co can help you with the necessary documents such as invitation and others.

Application guidelines:

Online application

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World of Co

World of Co

World of Co Sofia Art Residency

The WOC Online Residency Program helps the international artist community to stay connected and be creative. The program is designed for artists at any stage of their career to link with international creatives from different corners of the planet and to expand their practice through feedback and mutual support. The participants are able to work on specific projects, to improve their portfolios, and move on when you feel stuck and need help. Through active dialogue, exchanging ideas, and critical thinking, the program builds a strong sense of community and artistic collaboration among its participants which lasts after the program ends. In a friendly and supportive atmosphere, WOC helps artists to continue growing, experimenting, and improving themselves as artists.

WOC Online Artist Residency is hosted by the independent art organization World of Co. Since 2017, World of Co has organized artist residency programs in Sofia, Bulgaria, introducing Bulgarian art and culture to the international artist community, and also presenting foreign artists to the local scene. The mission of World of Co-Artist Residency is to create a platform for exploration and experiments for artists, to build bridges between international artists, and to support their art practice.

The program includes:

– Regular meetings and activities throughout the month. Approximately three sessions per week.
– Weekly live group meetings with fellow artists, focused on your work – discussion and exchange, helping you to conceptualize your art projects moderated by the WOC team.
– Building an effective online presence as an artist. Individual advice on your website and social media channels moderated by professional web and graphic designer
– Internal meetups and discussions with previous WOC artists
– Participate in an online group exhibition. Exhibit your project in our online gallery at the end of the residency program
– Presenting you on the World of Co website and social media channels Instagram and Facebook
– Become part of our international artists’ network, consisting of more than 280 artists across the globe
– Receive an official certificate of participation

Expectations from the artist:

– Participatory and respectful attitude towards all participants and the WOC team
– Willingness to learn, to experiment and to show work in progress or drafts in sessions
– Attend residency sessions or inform us if you are not able
– Time and space for reflection
– Good internet connection

You can apply for one-month, two-month or three-month residency programs. To get the full experience of the program, they suggest you participate for more than one month. Each residency program starts on the 5th of the month and ends on the 30th. All activities will take place on ZOOM. Before the start of the program, the World of Co team will send you a monthly schedule with all activities and connections. Each schedule is created taking into account the different time zones of the participants and, at other times, the timing is suitable for everyone.

The online program is open to emerging and mid-career visual artists, multidisciplinary artists, mixed media artists, painters, textile artists, illustrators, designers, writers, sound artists, curators and art researchers from around the world.


Artists are not required to create and present a finished work, instead, they may choose to share their creative process.

Studio Information

The shared studio space is bright shared open space, part of the same apartment, equipped with working tables, chairs, lamps, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).

Accommodation Information

The program is online – you just need a good internet connection.

Contact information

Blv Dondukov 40
1000 Sofia

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