WOC@Home – Online Artist Residency by World of Co / Residencies

December 23, 2020

Organization Name: World of Co Artist Residnecy

Organization Location: Online

Type: Calls & Submissions | Residencies

Fee: Free


This virtual program is a way to re-connect within the art community, to provoke the creative exchange between international artists and to form another dimension of social interaction. The focus is on connecting artists and building new networks between them, through dialogue and experimentation.
The program gives the opportunity to dedicate creative time, to receive support and feedback from the WOC team, teachers and artists and find motivation to continue current projects or start a new one. You will also expand your audience through presence in World of Co social media channels, website and blog. The participants are also encouraged to participate in the online exhibition at the end of the program.
WOC@Home is an Online Artist Residency hosted by World of Co, an improved version of the program that we have been running during the last six months of 2020.

What the previous participants mentioned about the program:
“The online residency was a trigger for developing my project during lock down. I was in contact with other artists, taking very interesting workshops and working all together in our studios during the co-working sessions. It was like a residency travel but at my home”

“The online residency gave me hope, a chance to communicate across the globe, and get to know and work with other artists in surprising ways. Stella, Lidiya, and Daniel were generous and caring as we exchanged ideas and critical thinking. It also gave me dreams to visit Sofia in the future.”

More about the program:
Weekly group meetings throughout the residency hosted by the WOC team
Group critiques helping you to conceptualize your art projects hosted by professional artist
Workshops and seminars by art professionals to enhance your knowledge and skills
Building an effective online presence as an artist. Individual advices on your social media channels and website moderated by the WOC web and graphic designer
Internal networking meetings and discussions with WOC artists
Online promotion of your art on the social media channels of the organization – Instagram and Facebook
Participation in the online group exhibition at the end of the program in our virtual gallery
Re-connect with artists and participate in artist talks
Presentation about your art and you as an artist on World of Co website and blog
Become part of the WOC Alumni network

Usually they are around three sessions or around 6 hours of program activities per week.

Since 2017, World of Co has organized the artist residency programs in Sofia, Bulgaria, introducing the local art and culture to more than 150 international artists. However from May 2020, we introduced to our audience the virtual artist residency program in response to the circumstances that the organization was facing. We consider the online artist residencies is a relevant format for supporting and connecting artists in times of social isolation and limited travel opportunities. The program is well structured but at the same time is designed to be open, shaped by the ideas and the creative interaction.

What we expect from artists:
Participatory attitude towards the artists and the team
Willingness to learn, to experiment and to show incomplete or drafts in sessions
Attend residency sessions or inform us if you are not able
Respective attitude to all participants
Time and space for reflection
Good internet connection
Work from own space and provide own materials

The online program is open to solo/duo/collectiveс of emerging and mid-career visual artists, curators, illustrators, designers, writers, sound artists, multidisciplinary artists and art researchers from all around the world.

WOC@Home (two months program) will have four sessions starting from January, February, March and April 2021.
WOC@Home (one month program) will take place in January, March, April and May 2021.

You can apply for one-month or two-months residency programs. In order to get a full experience of the program, we suggest you to participate in the two months program.

The residency fee for a one-month program is 310 EUR, and for two months is 450 EUR.
World of Co will provide you all necessary documents to apply for funding.

Apply for the World of Co Online Artist Residency until December 23th 2020 on the following link : https://worldof.co/apply/

Applications are accepted only through the online form on our website. Please state in your application the program and the period you are applying for.

In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, during the selection World of Co team pay particular attention to the motivation to join the program.
The selected artists will be informed via email regarding the next steps to join the program.

WOC Participating artists: https://worldof.co/artistsinresidency/
Current online exhibition: https://worldof.co/exhibition-space/
Instagram: @worldofcoresidency
Facebook: @worldofco
Е-mail: contact@worldof.co


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