Kooshk Residency Kooshk residency is a non-profit space for arts and culture in Tehran. Kooshk, with sponsorship from the private sector tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage intercultural dialogues and art creation.
Award Goals The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique space of Tehran. This Residency program is a chance for attendants to do research and experiment, develop professionally, maintain direct dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. This Residency is an annual event lasting one month and will be offered to four non-Iranian selected artists.
During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a balance between working in a personal space and working in collaboration with other artists and interacting with viewers and the environment. In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.
Who Can Apply All the international individual artists active in fields of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sound and Music, Film and Video are welcome to apply.
Fees & Stipend Applicants need to pay a non-refundable application fee of $20. Awarded artists receive a $200 monthly stipend. The costs of accommodation (shared room for two artists), studio and return ticket will also be covered by Kooshk.
Res Artis is a worldwide network of Arts Residencies, comprises more than 700 vetted members in over 85 countries & they operate from three international offices: the Netherlands, Australia and Iran.
They are the worldwide professional body for the field, ensuring sustainability and growth by providing capacity building tools for their members through face-to-face meetings and digital platforms. Besides that, they aim to support and connect residencies, engage and advocate the importance of residencies in today’s society, and provide recommendations towards cultural mobility research and policy.
Writer’s Retreats in Greece is a proud Residency Member of this great network since 2017 and we are so proud and honoured of being selected to represent Greece.
Recently, the brand new Res Artis website went live! So, do not waste time & go to https://resartis.org/ to start exploring.
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Thank you Res Artis for allowing us to be part of your great network. So far, it was a crucial partner that enabled us to grow and host talented & creative people. We hope the new website will push it further.
We are very proud to announce the beginning of our partnership & collaboration with Res Artis, the biggest Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.
“Encounter the world in residencies”
As part of this creative global community, with 600 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries, we commit ourselves to offer to artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life as well as an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on Res Artis website, gaining insights into the profiles of their members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.
Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding.
We are so happy & fortunate to be part of this family & we will strive to make our Writers’ Retreats the perfect place to host creativity, inspiration, innovation, imagination and people with a vision who look for a place to commit.
Stay tuned & spread the word. More exciting partnerships & collaborations are on their way!