RADARis a new independent art hub dedicated tosupporting creators that make a difference. Located in the heart of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, we offer a free live/work space,
networking and presentation opportunities in a vibrant and inexpensive city,
distinctly exotic for those who come from Western Europe,
and warmly European for those who originate in the East.
For many of you, Sofia could be the unexpected inspiration you need.
The residency period may vary between one and four weeks.We want to lend a helping hand to creators who walk an artistic path
off the beaten track.
New methods and forms that make the audience truly engage
in an important contemporary topic are what we seek to promote.
We tend to prefer artists who take note of the world around them,
see what is going on, and are able to artistically relate to the troubles and dangers
for our societies and for our planet.
Artists who have proven record of some resistance to the system in which we live
will be most welcome. "Radical" is not a taboo word for RadAr.We seek also to support projects of artists at risk, creators who have been persecuted
or censored due to the nature of their work or because of their race, sex, gender,
ethnic origin, religion or political views, or just because. Your work will get presented to the local audiences and you will be introduced
to artists from your field as we partner with some of the important cultural agents
in the city. We understand that nature of art is not only in constant creation,
but also in reflection, rest and the ability to recuperate and the time
to hear you inner voice (again). That is why we accept applications also from artists
who don't have a specific project in mind at the time of application,
but boast rich and inspiring artistic biographies.
We would be glad if Sofia helps you finetune your radar for your next great project. The space is designed mainly for writers, special preference is given to dramaturgy
and performing arts. Filmmakers, visual and interdisciplinary artists
who don't need a huge studio for their work can also apply to stay with us.
Translators will not be rejected, although our primary focus is not translation.We don't have deadlines and accept applications on a rolling basis.The usual length of a stay is between one and four weeks
and it can be extended under special circumstances. Sofia is most beautiful between April and October,
but winter comes with a bustling cultural and night life. Interested? See: How to apply.and FAQYou live in Sofia and want to help this network grow? Contact us here:
Radar Sofia was legally launched on April 23, 2018, the World Book Day. The date is celebrated as St. George's Day in England. April 23 was also the day when Shakespeare and Max Planck were born in 1564 and 1858 respectively. It is also remembered as the day Miguel de Cervantes died. This is, by chance, the date when the first book of Radar's chairman Alexander Manuiloff came out of print in 2004. Radar Sofia's official registration as a not-for-profit organisation came out on May 12, 2018. The registered address is Sofia 1408, Strelbishte, bl.60A.