What we offer at the moment is a free space to live and create.
Orientation tour within the city and networking with artists from the local scene is also included for those who will be willing to get this help, otherwise you will be the one in charge of how you spend your time. We would like to organise for you a public lecture, a screenings, presentation or reading and this will be arranged on individual basis.
We have secured the commitment of the British Council in Bulgaria to offer their support in presenting or promoting your work whenever that would be possible. The same was promised by Goethe-Institut Bulgarien. Goethe-Institut Bulgarien were as kind as to offer their Luft Studio for our guests coming from all fields of artistic practice. For the visual artists they can offer an exhibition slot at Bud.ko, right opposite the Sofia Opera house, while events presenting the work of our guests will be welcomed in the Institut’s main event hall as well. Besides, Radar residents will be invited to join the Goethe Institut’s Club of Visionaries, in which Radar’s chairman Alexander Manuiloff is also a member.
Otherwise, the residence has started as a more informal one, that makes you feel and experience life as a local. You will not be accomodated in a five star hotel, but in a separate room in an apartment with other artists, right in the centre of the city. This will facilitate an easier connection to people and events from the artistic scene of Sofia in case you wish to explore it. At a walking distance from all major points of interest, you will probably not incur any transportation costs within the city.
Access to kitchen facilities, washing machine and Internet makes things easier and less expensive for you.
We are working towards offering a small stipendium that can offset the transportation costs and living expenditures, but at the moment this is in a process of negotiations.
Sofia is probably the cheapest city to live in the European Union and is also well connected with low-cost flights to other major cities in the region.
If you liked your stay, you may wish to dedicate a verse, a page of prose, a copy of a book, a photograph, or something else created by you to the residency space, but this is up to you to decide.
Any new works created, conceived or finished within the framework of the residency will have to mention the name of RadAr Sofia when they get published or presented to the public as well as in all media materials about them.