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Application Materials

Before you begin your application to the 2023 East-West Residency, please make sure you have all the materials we require.

The applications are now closed.


Please make sure you are aware of the following requirements and conditions before applying.


  • The 2023 East-West Residency does not have any restrictions related to the occupation and/or the art discipline of the artist and the type of project they intend to work on during their stay at the Villa Empain. Artists from across creative industries are welcome to apply.

  • The applicant must be a resident of the Republic of Armenia or hold Armenian citizenship.

  • The residency will take place in August and September of 2023 and will last one month. The artists are expected to stay at the residency throughout its duration. Please keep in mind that the dates of the residency will be fixed once the residents are selected. 

  • The East-West Residency covers the costs of travel and lodging and provides a stipend. 

Applications Materials

1. Headshot/profile picture  

A high-resolution headshot/profile picture in PNG or JPG format. Please make sure your face is clearly visible. The size limit is 10MB.

2. Application

A filled-out document in PDF format that answers the questions below. You can find the document here. The size limit is 10MB. 

  • Give us a short summary of your creative career, including its most notable accomplishments. (Up to 500 words)


  • What creative project will you be working on during your term at the East-West Residency? Give us a clear understanding of the project, its status, and how the Residency will help you realize it. (Up to 500 words)


  • Have you previously participated in similar programs in the creative field? Tell us how the program helped you grow as an artist. (Up to 500 words)


  • The East-West Residency program will take place in August and September of 2023. What is your availability during that time? Keep in mind, residents are required to spend the whole month at the Villa.

4. Portfolio, CV, or Resume 

Curriculum Vitae that provides a comprehensive background and relevant links to the applicant’s works. The CV should be in PDF format and not exceed 10MB.

5. Additional materials (optional)

One additional document that would help us determine the impact of your submission. This could be a portfolio of previous works, a lookbook of the current project, or anything else. The document should be in PDF format and not exceed 10MB.

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Application Process 

We receive applications exclusively through the Typeform application portal. The shortlisted applicants will be invited for a ZOOM interview. If you have any questions, you can reach us at

The deadline is May 25, 2023 (11:59pm, Yerevan). Late submission will not be accepted. 

If you have all the application materials mentioned above then you are ready to apply below. 
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