The Resident Fellows Program is the product of a partnership between the ICA-Sofia and CAS-Sofia activities and programs on a more theoretical level. It will be organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies Sofia in accordance with the ICA. Within a given year, CAS hosts four resident fellows from Bulgaria for a period of six months each. They come from the fields of contemporary visual arts, other artistic areas, or academia and are selected by the Experts' Unit of the Visual Seminar based on their submitted applications and the application/selection procedures appropriate in such cases. The resident fellows have a stipend and reside in Sofia for the period of their fellowships while working on a specific artistic or research project related both to the topic of the “Visual Seminar” project and to the other activities of CAS. The finalized projects are presented in public in Sofia and discussed by the Forum of Visual Culture (see Module 1).
The idea of cooperation between academics and artists is based on the familiar experience of the Centers for Advanced Study in Europe and USA. Their established practice involves the artists’ participation in the intellectual community of researchers gathered for other research projects of the Centers for Advanced Study. They engage in, and contribute to, the debates and the heuristic atmosphere of the Centers and develop their own artistic projects based on this experience.
Such fellows would be selected by a special procedure appropriate in such cases.
- Visual Police - tv simulacrum Javor Gardev 18 December 2005
- The city through the window of the museum? ICA-Sofia 20 January 2005
- Cliche as Identity ICA-Sofia 12 April 2004
- On the Tracks of the Bright Future Boris Missirkov & Georgi Bogdanov 17 February 2004
- An Inventory Book of Socialism Georgi Gospodinov in collaboration with Yana Genova 09 February 2004
- The City, cultural heritage and nostalgia. Images of Labor, Images of Consumption ICA-Sofia 20 October 2003
- Excuseme, which city is this? КrassimirTerziev 01 October 2003
- From Towards to Here Association X-tendo 30 September 2003
- Visual representations of the Balkans ICA-Sofia 25 March 2003
- Hot City Visual Luchezar Boyadjiev 03 March 2003