English, Persian
1 month
Paid by host:

Accommodation and a modest budget for material, meal and life expenses

Paid by artist:

Travel expenses, visa and insurance

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Rybon Art Center

Rybon Art Center


Rybon Art Center is an international, nonpolitical, autonomous, artist-led initiative, based in Tehran. It was established in 2008 to promote innovation, experimentation of art among the local community of artists and to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas and knowledge across ethnic, regional and artistic borders, in the context of contemporary critical art practice in Iran. Following the ethos of exchange and production of work, the residency provides opportunity for sustained and more in-depth research and dialogue between international artists and the local art scene. Rybon’s residencies include studio visits, talks and other public events that expose visiting artists to their peers and general public in Iran. These also provide new contacts, opportunity for further research for all involved.

Review of the 1st Rybon International Artists' Workshop in Nafas Art Magazine.

Exchange Program (Iran-China)

Rybon is a project base institute that depend to the project use different spaces of our partners. In 2013, this dialogue based on international exchange program is organized by Rybon Art Center, Kooshk Residency and Organhause Art Space. The first exchange program (Iran-China) was held on September 2013 in Tehran and April 2014 in Chongqing with a focus on Digital Media. After a good success in the first program, organizers decided to run the program annually. Now the second program will start on November and Independent Filmmaking is main focus of the program.

The second program has two parts. First part is held on November 1st to 20th 2014, in Tehran-Iran. Two Chinese artists will work with two Iranian artists on their two weeks of collaboration. During these two weeks, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics etc. The program will end with a week of group exhibition and a panel discussion. The second part will be held on April 1st to 20th 2015, in Chongqing-China. The same Chinese and Iranian artists will participate in the second part. There will be an exhibition and a panel discussion at the end as well. Artists will be provided with a living space and a separate working space.

The application is open for independent Chinese and Iranian filmmakers who are interested in exchanging ideas. Deadline: 20 Sep., 2014.

More information about this exchange program click here.

Studio Information

Rybon is a project base institute that depend to the project use different spaces of its partners as the studio space.

Contact information


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