WASP STUDIOS in partnership with FIKSDAL DANS STIFTELSE Foundation from Oslo and architect Cristian Ștefănescu (a-works), is offering a residency opportunity for artists who want to explore the fields of art – architecture- ecology within the project “EMERGING TOWARDS (FUTURE)”.

The residency will take place in Bucharest, at WASP-Working Art Space and Production, for a duration of six weeks, starting in July. Participants are invited to submit a project proposal based on the idea: art as a vehicle for architecture and ecology.

An additional criterion for projects is the integration of a participatory element that involves the community in the artistic creation process and promotes cultural and social exchange.

Proposals should be submitted along with a CV and portfolio at contact@waspmagazine.com. Email subject line: EMERGING TOWARDS (FUTURE).

The residency is open to all artists who are proficient in English and active in the contemporary artistic field. Following the evaluation of the proposals, the selected artists will receive an artist fee among other benefits such as equipment and technical staff costs, work space and personalised curatorial support throughout the production process.


Developed together with partners FIKSDAL DANS STIFTELSE (Oslo) and CRISTIAN STEFANESCU ARCHITECT (a-works) , EMERGING TOWARDS (FUTURE) aims to develop sustainable infrastructure for research, artistic production and cultural education, as well as broadening access to contemporary art, architecture, design and new media activities. Also, the purpose of this initiative is to break the barriers that stand in the way of access to culture.



Producer: WASP Working Art Space and Production

Partners: Fundația Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse, CRISTIAN STEFANESCU ARCHITECT (a-works | architecture + art)




This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme.

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More details are available on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro.

RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access: www.ro-cultura.ro.