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03 Sep 2015

Tbilisi Photo Festival Residency Program

For it’s 6th edition that will be held in Tbilisi between September 25 and October 1, Tbilisi Photo Festival is launching its’ Residency Program.

Tbilisi Photo Festival is offering residency opportunity for photographers and photography curators. 


DATES AND DURATION OF THE RESIDENCY: The established or emerging photographer or photographer curator will work over an agreed period from 2 to 5 weeks between December 130 2015 and May 30, 2016, spending a minimum of 15 consecutive days working in Tbilisi. 

DESCRIPTION: The brief for the residency is open, and we are looking for interesting and creatively ambitious proposals from photographers and photography curators from the European Region* and Iran. 
Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including the artistic or professional excellence of the applicant’s work and quality of their proposal and the extent to which the residency will contribute to the artist’s development and be consistent with the applicant’s creative goals and professional development. 

One photographer or photography curator selected for Tbilisi Photo Festival residency Program will receive a €1,000 bursary. Tbilisi Photo Festival will cover the cost of travel to Tbilisi (around € 400) and accommodation during the residency, with additional support towards production costs for presentation of final work. 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should fill in the Residency Application and send it by email to the address listed on the form, together with the visual supporting material and reference as requested. 

Please e-mail your application form to   by 25th of October 2015. 

Due to the big number of applications, only selected applicant will be notified. 

*A list of the 47-member state of the Council of Europe can be found on the following website: