English, Farsi
From 2 to 4 weeks
Paid by host 

Accommodation and studio.

Paid by artist 

Fee of 250 $ a week. Applicants are responsible for their transportation costs, the funding for their project and daily expenses such as food and medical care.

Application guidelines 

There are two ways of applying, a partner application or a direct application.
Partner application:
Va collaborates with partner institutions and organizations to fund residency opportunities.

Direct application:
If you wish to apply directly to Va, please email them at [email protected].


Va space for contemporary art

Va space for contemporary art

Va space


Va is an independent space and a nonprofit that burst into the city of Esfahan, Iran in 2014 initially in response to the need of the artists. Va fosters creative thinking and collaborations by connecting artists, curators, critics and writers through artist residencies, workshops, talks and projects nationally and internationally.
Esfahan is in center of Iran, located about 340 kilometres south of Tehran the capital, and has a rich history and cultural heritage.

Through the residency program at Va, each year international artists, curators and researchers hold residencies in Esfahan. These artists are able to work at the studio spaces provided for visiting residents and are encouraged to pursue independent projects throughout the city.


Talk, exhibition, workshop - depending on the artist.

Accommodation Information 

A bedroom with kitchen in an independent hause for one residence at a time. The space is fully furnished with access to Wifi.

Studio Information 

The residency is an independent house with a garden. The studio is a room about 4x3 meters. The space is fully furnished with access to Wifi.

No.2, Baradaran Bagherian st. Rudaki st
Esfahan 8176614674

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