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30 Jan 2015

Carpe diem Lily Pad artist residency in Kerala


Carpe diem announces a call for artists residency (all arts disciplines) in Kerala/Kerela, India. The Monsoon Program of the Artists Residency will be hosted at The Lily Pad in Kumarakom, Kerela from 22 June to 5 July 2015.

Carpe diem artist residencies are a new initiative led by a creative business team in India. Carpe diem residency, a series of artist-in-residence programs is designed to invite artists, writers and film makers for a time and space away from their usual social environment and domestic obligations.

The idea behind the program is to facilitate a stimulating eco-system or co-inhabiting space for artists to participate, research, produce and reflect on an emerging body of work. It allows a fellow artist to explore his/her practice within another community of artists; meeting new people, using new materials and experiencing life organically in a new location.


The Dates for the Artists’ Residency Program at The Lily Pad are 22nd June to 5th July 2015.

Fees and Deadlines:

The Early Bird deadline is 30th January 2015. Fees for Early Bird Application is Euros 580.

The Late application deadline is 21st February 2015. Fees for Late Application is Euros 630.

The Fees Includes, accommodation and all meals for 14 nights at The Lily Pad, usage of kitchen for any personal cooking. Artists will be provided with a Studio like work space, but not art materials. Internet usage is free. There is pick up and drop from Cochin International Airport or Kottayam Railway Station.

The Fees Does Not Include, personal Laundry, any specific food items outside of our menu, personal purchases during the period of residency, material or equipment required by individual artists and any travel outside the Residency Program.

The participants will have to bear the applicable cost. Any travel guidance can be provided to the final selected artists over emails.  We will only provide pick up drop from Cochin International Airport, or Kottayam Railway Station.


  1. The applicant must be over 21 years of age.

  2. The applicant must be in attendance for the entire program of 14 days.

  3. Artists’ from all disciplines – visual arts, fine arts, art education, creative writing, theatre, sculpting and modelling, media arts, performing arts, design, music, photography etc. can participate.

Check the full Guidelines and use the Application Form on the website.