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.

COVID-19

We sympathise with the victims of the coronavirus and their loved ones. Due to COVID-19 we do not currently recommend travelling to Tsarino, but we do accept applications for the Razklon Gallery. 

Razklon Gallery

Ayumi Adachi's work has attracted its first visitors! Setsuna 刹那 transforms individual drawings into a three-dimensional object, representing the interweaving of events happening each setsuna or ‘ksana’ of 0.013 sec.

Razklon Gallery

Now accepting proposals! The Razklon Gallery offers artists the opportunity to show their work by a dusty road between hills, fields and forests with the local community, cows and other animals as the primary audience.

L-shape

We are busy renovating the interior of the infamous L-shaped house: two rooms now have ceilings, the ‘clay room' has a wooden floor, and some of it is painted. Stay tuned!

Apply

Periodically, we release an open call for an artist-in-residence programme partly funded by the foundation. It is also possible for artists to do a self-funded, independent residency in Tsarino.

Past events

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

Facilities

We offer accommodation and studio space in seven houses renovated on a very basic level. The general facilities include an outdoor kitchen and a solar-powered charging station for equipment and batteries.

Construction

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.

Wildlife

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.

Donations 

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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