Kooshk Artist Residency Award

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Winners’ Declaration: 1st September, 2021

Duration: November 2021 (1-30)

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.

Selection Process


Jury 2021

Round one


Round Two

Registration Conditions
All applicants must fill in the application form providing the following:

Selection Criteria

Please Remember
Applying early is smart. As there will be numerous applicants submitting at the last days/moments of the deadline, we will not grant you any deadline extension or help to submit if something goes wrong.

The applicants can apply through the link below:


If you have any question, send an email to info@kooshkresidency.com or maryam@kooshkresidency.com



Q: Can I apply as a curator, researcher, writer or critic?

A: No, only those artists who are active in fields of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sound and Music, Film and Video can apply for this program.

Q: Can I apply as an Iranian artist living abroad?

A: No, this opportunity is provided for the non-Iranian, international artists.

Q: Is the schedule fixed or it can be changed?

A: The time for this residency is November 2021 and cannot be changed.

Q: Can we apply as a duo or a team?

A: This opportunity is open to individuals and you cannot apply as a group.