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30 Sep 2012

India | Sowing Seeds | international artist village residency


Visual and performing artists and art critics are invited to apply for the ‘Sowing Seeds Artist Village Residency’ in India. Visual artists, performing artists, art critics and local community will collaborate to create work about environment and social development in rural Rajasthan.

Call for Artist -Sowing Seeds 2012 (International Artist Village Residency)

“Sowing Seeds” is a project that intends to create dialogues and exchanges amongst artists beyond their national identity and serves as an opportunity for rural artists to meet, share and exchange ideas, visions, and diverse views in order to create a deeper understanding of art. It acts as a social environment developing and improving the artistic impressions of experts as well as emerging artists. As an alternative art space in INDIA, “Sowing Seeds” is geared to exchange the challenges required to organize such a contemporary artist village residency within rural areas and thus giving rise to a new era in art.

The key to our Artist residency projects will be creating local community collaboration to create works related to environment and social development in the village Jetpur, Rajasthan (INDIA) The artist residency will bring together 15 international artists practising in a wide variety of media, collaboration, outdoor sculpture, documentation, or performing to bring benefit to a specific site and share ideas and methods for a period of 14 days in the village of Pali, Rajasthan (INDIA).

The artists residency will provide the selected artists with full lodging and food, work space, local transportation and a small material stipend.

Residency period: 20th  December 2012 to 2nd  January 2013 [14-days]

Eligible applicants:

  • Young and emerging  visual artists, performing artists and criticsArtists who are able to stay at village Ghanna for the designated period of time

  • Artists who are able to produce results of his or her residence activities, e.g. exhibitions, performances, concerts or presentations

  • Artists who are able to communicate and collaborate with local people and participate in the exchange program

How to apply * Applicants should fill in all the required fields in the application form * We will accept applications via e-mail * Submitted information is only used for selection and not for any other purpose.

Deadline * Applications must be received by 30 th September 2012. * Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. * Applications will not be accepted if there is any deficiency or if required information is missing.

Results * Results will be announced in the beginning of 15th October 2012 * All applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, will be informed of the results. A total of 15 artists will be selected.  

Applications & inquiries should be addressed to Email: kamanartfoundation@gmail.com MOBILE NO +91-9892672877 or +91-9314722004

Check website for the application form and guidelines: http://kamanartfoundation.com

Read about residencies in 2009-2011: http://sowingseed.wordpress.com/residency/