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A one-month creative residency at the Villa Empain in Brussels for exceptional artists from Armenia. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the program. 

The applications are now closed.




Why apply to the East-West Residency? 


Unlock your creativity.

Travel to the Villa Empain – one of the most prestigious cultural centers in Europe – and work on your creative projects. 

Make connections.

Meet cultural leaders, mentors, and other artists and forge new collaborations and lasting friendships.

Explore and surround yourself with art. 

Delve into the breathtaking atmosphere of Brussels that inspires creativity and innovation. 

Where You Will Stay

Located in the heart of Brussels, Villa Empain is a breathtaking cultural center and artistic residency with something for every artist: from a vast library and spacious studio to an open-air pool and cutting-edge exhibition spaces.

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Artists About the Residency

The inspiring environment of Villa Empain and the cultural atmosphere of Brussels allowed me to see the story of my feature film from another angle.
Tigran Arakelyan 
Art Director & Animator
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In Brussels, I met many remarkable artists, visited museums, and came in contact with exciting contemporary art ideas.
Gayane Avetisyan
Visual Artist
The Villa Empain residency was like a breath of fresh air and gave me an opportunity to gain a new viewpoint.
Anna Davtyan
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A partnership between Armenia and Europe

The East-West Residency is a partnership of Creative Armenia, the Boghossian Foundation, and Armenia's Ministry of Culture, which came up together to support Armenian artists and propel their voices to the international stages. 
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