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30 Jun 2015

India | Sangam House writer residencies 2015-16


Sangam House, near Bangalore, S. India aims to bring together writers from around the world to live and work in a safe, peaceful setting. Applications for 2015-16 residencies open, with fellowships available in various categories.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2015

Sangam House will be located this season at Nrityagram, 40kms outside the South Indian city of Bangalore. Nrityagram (which means ‘a dance village’) is home to an Odissi gurukul, a teaching school for one of the classical dance forms of the sub-continent. Additionally, it is home to a dance repertory company that performs all over India as well as in other parts of the world.

The 2015-2016 Sangam House session dates are: 2 October 2015 to 29 January 2016.


All applicants are automatically considered for the appropriate fellowships.

The Bhoomija Fellowship supports writing in Kannada.

The Bianca Pancoat Patton Fellowship supports the work of young women writers from India.

The Dhvani Fellowship (sponsored by Aditi: Foundation for the Arts) supports the work of translators working in and out of Indian languages.

The Eternal Vada Fellowship supports the residency of an American writer.

The Lavanya Sankaran Fellowship supports new writing from India.

The Murasaki Fellowship supports the residency for a fiction writer.

The Nevatia Fellowship supports non-fiction writing in English, especially in the areas of social and cultural change.

The Prakriti Foundation Fellowships support writing in Tamil and other Indian languages as well as writing by non-resident Indians.

A donor who wishes to remain anonymous supports contemporary writing in Hindi.

NOTE for applicants: A residency at Sangam House covers only board and lodge. Writers are required to cover travel costs to and from our location.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted electronically. Instructions and forms can be found at sangamhouse.submishmash.com/submit

To be considered for a 2015-2016 residency, your application (including separate letter of recommendation) must be received electronically by the end of the day, 30 June 2015.

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