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A creative residency at the Villa Empain in Brussels for exceptional artists from Armenia.

Applications are now closed.
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Why apply to the
East-West Residency? 


Unlock your creativity

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


Make connections

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


Surround yourself with art 

Delve into the unique and breathtaking atmosphere of the Villa Empain that inspires creativity and innovation. 

Meet our alumni

- Rima Pipoyan -
Contemporary dancer and choreographer

“Here, time flies too fast; too much to see and experience. Having an East-West Residency at the Villa Empain is a true gift for an artist."

2021 East-West Resident
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- Tigran Amiryan -
Writer, curator, and literature professor

“Villa Empain is where the rhythm of contemporary art and cultural heritage intersect. The very atmosphere of the place gives an inexhaustible amount of creative energy."

2021 East-West Resident
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- Ruben Malayan -
Visual artist, art director, and calligrapher

2019 East-West Resident
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- Vigen Galstyan -
Art historian, visual artist, and curator

2019 East-West Resident
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- Ophelia Harutyunyan -
Filmmaker and 

2020 East-West Resident

Take a tour

Located at the heart of Europe in Brussels, the Villa Empain is a breathtaking location that has something for every artist: from a vast library and spacious studio to an open-air pool and cutting-edge exhibition spaces.
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. 

A partnership between Armenia and Europe.

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