Call for applications – CLICK, International curatorial residency in Sofia, Bulgaria

Applications to be submitted before 10th March

Art Affairs and Documents Foundation is a professional organization of curators, operating in Bulgaria and internationally. It was founded by curators Vessela Nozharova, Vera Mlechevska, Dessislava Dimova and Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva. Individual and collective efforts of its members are to broaden the understanding of visual art and culture as part of historical, social and political dynamics. The organisation often steps in collaborating with many local institutions and entities and among other activities it mediates intercultural dialogue.

The CLICK residency is realized in partnership between Art Affairs and Documents Foundation, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, and in cooperation with the Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia. The platform CLICK residency is supported by the Sofia Culture Directorate.

The first edition of the programme takes place in the context of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU during the first half of 2018. The political event of the Presidency is also an important impulse for the art scene. It is an occasion for a diverse programme of cultural events in Sofia which aims to present and promote Bulgarian art, as well as to put it in dialogue with other cultures across Europe. Participants in the CLICK programme will not only have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary period for the Bulgarian art scene, but also to actively take part in it by curating an exhibition or another curatorial project which will be included in the official cultural collateral program of the Presidency.

Furthermore, the residency aims at creating a network and offering the possibility for new encounters and professional contacts which will eventually lead to future collaborations between international and Bulgarian curators and artists.

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