Residency Opportunity in Bansko, Bulgaria: Transform Abandoned Spaces with Your Art

Discover the unique charm of Bansko, a picturesque mountain town nestled at the foot of the UNESCO-protected Pirin mountain range. This residency invites emerging contemporary artists to engage with the town’s abandoned buildings, offering a distinct blend of inspiration and challenge.


Immerse yourself in Bansko’s rich history and culture by incorporating one or more of its abandoned buildings into your creative process. These structures can serve as your muse, be integrated into your artwork, or act as unique exhibition spaces. Your work will be documented and showcased online at, bringing your artistic journey to a global audience.


At the conclusion of your residency, your creations will be featured on the MoAA website, with additional exposure through live viewings on our YouTube and Instagram channels, and potentially an exhibition with local partners. While Bansko’s remote and off-the-beaten-path locations might limit physical visitors, MoAA ensures your art reaches a wide and appreciative audience online.


Enjoy complimentary accommodation in a dedicated artist apartment (1BR), ideal for solo artists or couples. Situated in the upper part of town, near the tranquil forest, this cozy apartment offers a perfect retreat after a day of creative exploration.


The residency spans up to 4 weeks, providing ample time to develop and refine your work.

Living Expenses

As a non-commercial program without public funding, participants are responsible for their travel and living expenses. However, with affordable flights to Bulgaria and the low cost of living in Bansko, you can manage on a budget of around 250€/month if you shop locally.

Application is open

This ongoing residency program accepts applications year-round, hosting up to four artists annually. Slots are still available for Autumn and Winter 2024. To apply, please send your artist profile, including work samples and preferred residency dates, to or via Instagram

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out through email or private message on Instagram

Apply now and become part of an inspiring community transforming Bansko’s abandoned spaces into vibrant works of art.

Apply Now