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The foundation


The Tsarino Foundation is an international collective of artists and an architect. While restoring a formerly abandoned village in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains, their primary purpose is to function as an art platform.



Calling all artists, writers and researchers! Are you looking for a spacious, natural environment to work on your project or to develop new ideas? Our self-directed residencies are flexible and research-focused, allowing you to explore without pressure.

Razklon Gallery


Meet our new billboard! In the coming months, we will be collaborating with Farm Art in Bellingwolde, Groningen, to present a series of flat works made by artists formerly in residence at this beautiful spot in the flatlands of the northern Dutch countryside. 



Digging, cutting, sawing or sewing? Sanding, painting, mixing and glueing! We are seeking adventurous volunteers to join us in September 2024. Make your mark: spend two weeks with us to contribute to the project and immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience.

Public art

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Artist Jos Bregman came by to install a public artwork in a tree by the road. The work is permanent and will be included in the sculpture trail once the new map is ready.

Past events


View documentation of past events such as our residencies, exhibitions, open studios, or the Сряда Филм Фест.



We offer accommodation and studio space in traditional hand-built houses renovated on a basic level, furnished with beds, tables, chairs, carpets, and a wood-burning heater in each room. Our communal, roofed outdoor kitchen is available for everyone to use for cooking, working, or relaxing.



Construction work was recently completed on the restoration of a large house in the heart of the village, using traditional building methods and materials such as oak wood and natural stones.



View documentation of wildlife and vegetation caught on camera in and around Tsarino, such as lizards, tortoises, (wild) cows, sheep, mules, donkeys, beetles, spiders, mosses, trees, flowers, bushes and other plants.



We offer exclusive privileges and Tsarino merchandise in return of donations to support the renovation and maintenance of the village and its function as a platform for contemporary art.

Get in touch


Send us an email, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on facebook or instagram. Say hello, ask us about residencies, arrange a visit, come to volunteer, or tell us about your idea for an event in Tsarino.

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