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Kooshk residency is a non-political, cultural and artistic space in Tehran. Kooshk tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation. By collaborating in international exchange programs with worldwide cultural institutes, Kooshk strives to contribute to the development of Iranian art and culture.

International exchange programs result in a blending of cultures, provoke creativity and cause a beneficial connection among nations. Due to the important role of attendants in formation of this cultural movement, Kooshk welcomes and encourages all qualified individuals from any discipline to apply through the different open calls for using the facilities provided in Kooshk residency and studio.

In Kooshk residency the attendants are provided with the chance to devote themselves to their specialized activities in addition to exchanging ideas and taking part in international events of the exchange program while residing in a new country.

Attendants quickly become familiar with Tehran cultural and artistic atmosphere and build a vast network of artistic affiliations. Meanwhile the complicated situations of Tehran and its rich cultural and artistic atmosphere can evoke inspirations for upcoming researches and art creations. Visiting artists’ workshops, open studios, artist talks and educational activities scheduled for exchange programs facilitate making specialized connections of attendants with Iranian artistic and cultural associations and groups.