The ContextAiR Plovdiv residency programme aims at creating new works, partnerships, interventions in public space, inspired by the city of Plovdiv and its eclectic mix of ancient history, socialist heritage and modern reality.
The programme offers a full scholarship, covering living expenses and production costs, as well as providing living and working spaces in a residential centre located in the suburban area of Plovdiv.
For 2023, the programme is aimed at professionals working in one or a combination of the following areas:
- Visual Arts
- Theatre and Performance
- Digital Media
- Architecture and Sculpture
- Music and Dance
- Land Art and Artistic Practices in Public Space
- Social Innovation and Community Projects
The programme provides conditions for a 4-6 week stay, depending on the specific preliminary proposal of each candidate. A detailed schedule is to be fixed after the completion of the final selection of participants.
The organiser provides a grant of BGN 2000 (~1000 EUR), including all travel expenses, living expenses, and artistic fee. For the realisation of the creative concepts of each author – after approval – a budget of up to BGN 5000 (~2500 EUR) will be provided.
The call is open to artists, preferably based in Europe, and artists who are Bulgarian citizens or work in Bulgaria regardless of the stage of their career development.