A residency program dedicated to abandoned spaces in Bansko, Bulgaria

Work with abandoned buildings in Bansko, Bulgaria – a charming mountain town at the footsteps of the UNESCO protected Pirin mountain range.


Your work during your stay should involve one or many of the abandoned buildings in Bansko in some way. They can serve merely as an inspiration, become part of the work or be used as an exhibition space for your work to be documented and exhibited online at moaa.art.


At the end of your residency, we exhibit your work on the MoAA website and stream a viewing in our YouTube and Instagram channel. Since Bansko is quite remote and abandoned buildings are mostly off the beaten track, MoAA's main focus is to exhibit online.


We offer free accommodation in a dedicated artist apartment (1BR). The apartment is suited for a single person or a couple and is beautifully located at the upper part of town, close the forest.


Residency duration is up to 4 weeks.

Living Expenses

This is a non-commercial residency program. You have to bear your own travel and living expenses besides the free accommodation. However, flights to Bulgaria are cheap and living cost in Bansko is extremely low. If you shop food on the weekly market, you can get along with 200€ /mo.

Application is open

This is an ongoing residency program without deadline. We can host up to four artists per year. For 2022 we're fully booked, but we have availability for spring 2023. To apply, please send us your artist profile with some work samples and the preferred date for your stay.

If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to reach out via email to mail@moaa.art or private message on Instagram @moaa.art.

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