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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. 

Applications are now closed. 




Why apply to the East-West Residency? 

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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 the art around you. 

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

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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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If you wish to spend a month at the Villa Empain in Brussels, meet talented European artists, and escape from distractions, hurry up and learn more about the application process.

Artists About the Residency

The residency provided me with a renewed wave of courage and energy.
Shamiram Khachatryan
Comic Artist
The program was vital for me as an artist, helping me to observe and analyze myself from the outside.
Narek Barseghyan
Visual Artist
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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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