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01 May 2015

D.I.S.C. the Art residency programmes in India - open call for 2015 & 2016



D.I.S.C. the Art in Odisha state, India is open for applications for two residency periods: 45 day residencies in 2015 and 90 day residencies in 2016. It is open to visual arts and crafts artists. D.I.S.C. the Art. is a journey type of Art Residency organized by professional visual artists Bijay Kumar Nath (India) and Aušra Kleizaitė (Lithuania) and D.I.S.C. the Art organization in Odisha, India.

Each program of the residency contains 3 stages – journey, base camp and exhibition at Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha :


1. Journey. The moving stage of the residency. Group of 6 international artists will be moving through a beautiful rural places of Odisha state, will be collaborating with local artist’s, collecting the ideas and experiences. We have chosen three types of crafts for resident artists to make acquaintance. One is the craft of indigenous people, one is ancient craft of India and one is craft which is now assimilated with a now a days craft culture. According to that artists will move through three places and will be staying at each place for some time, to generate the ideas given by the context and to know deeper the craft. Also artists will be able to work on their own project’s. At the same time artists will enjoy the local nature, living style, local festivals, music, meeting native people. Resident artists will be offered to visit a places of interest at each area.

2. Work in progress. Settled stage of the residency. Artists will be staying at the base camp of the residency to continue developing their creative ideas, finish their art works and to prepare for the exhibition.

3. Outcome. Exhibition of the resident artists. At the end of the residency artists will be given an opportunity to show their residency outcome in the exhibition which will be held at Suvadra Art Gallery, Bhubaneswar.

NOTE: there are two different deadlines, depending on the period you are applying for - CHECK carefully! YES, the deadline for applications for 2016 is BEFORE the deadline for applications for 2015 !!

Apply for 2016

In the year 2016 D.I.S.C. the Art residency is offering three programs for the artists. Winter/Spring program (90 days) and two shorter programs (45 days) in late summer and autumn.  Applications are currently OPEN for the 90 day program which runs January 10 - April 9 2016 - see website for details of the program.

Deadline for the program in 2016 (90 days) - March 1, 2015


Apply for 2015

D.I.S.C. the Art residency is offering two short period programs (45 days) for a year 2015.

As the residency programs are created to be a journey type of the residency and the resident artists together with the residency crew members will be moving from one place to another, we are collecting small groups of the artists, not more than 6 creative persons for each program.

D.I.S.C. the Art Summer - August 1, 2015 – September 14, 2015
D.I.S.C. the Art Autumn - October 1, 2015 – November 14, 2015

Deadline for the programs in 2015 (45 days) - May 1, 2015


D.I.S.C. the Art is an Art residency for visual artists. It was created by professional artists and D.I.S.C. the Art organization in Odisha, India. The residency takes place in Odisha state of India.