“I had a great welcome from everyone… and I felt at home straight away. The studio was light and airy… and the enthusiasm was contagious. I would definitely recommend a residency at KALANIRVANA to other artists.”

— Walid Elzonfly, artist in residence, December 2014

Application: Artist residency applications are being taken on an open basis, year round, for the available for 6 artists at a time and will be assessed by our Selection Panel. Approved applicants may expect a follow-up interview request before a final decision.

Applicants are to submit the following items:

Application form – completed by applicant and submitted along with …
An artist’s CV featuring selected projects, exhibitions, grants, past residencies, education and contact information. (attached in an email to info.kalanirvana@gmail.com)
An Artist’s Statement (about 350-400 words) describing your current work and its significance and inspiration, as well as your technique and overall vision for your work.
A portfolio containing a selection of works (max. 10), in PDF or .jpg  format for visual art and writing, and MP3 or MP4 format for music, film or performance work. Please include data on dimensions, materials, production year, location, publication or performance dates, etc. (attached in an email to info.kalanirvana@gmail.com)

 

” spent 12-13 hour days in the best artist residency I’ve ever worked in without feeling bored or tired.”

— Daria B, artist in residence, June 2012

Why choose kalanirvana ? Quick response, experienced staff, and full services!

We are currently taking applications for the following residency periods:

SPRING – March 8 – April 4, 2018 – Convergence 2018: Texture of Time – A one-month curated group residency for 8 global artists in Tetouan, Morocco. – application

SUMMER – June 11 – July 22, 2018 – 2-7 week resourced, self-directed residencies – application

FALL – September 11 – November 4, 2018 – 2-8 week resourced, self-directed residencies – application

WINTER 2019 – January 7 – February 15, 2019 – 2-6 week resourced, self-directed residencies –

RESIDENCY FOR 2017-18

click to check details -> :  International  : 

  1. International Open Residency: ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY ( Minimum 15 Days to Maximum 3 Months + )
  2. International Semi-Sponsored Residency for Group students under age of 30. ( 15 Days )
  3. International Curated Residency : CULTURE CURRY : SPECIAL ( Minimum 15 Days to Maximum 30 Days  )
  4. International CURATORS’ MEET : ( Fully Sponsored Residency for  8 days )
  5. International Photo Tour / Culture Tour : EXPLORE  INDIA : ( Minimum 15 days and maximum 30 days )

RESIDENCY FOR 2018-19

  • WINTER 2018 – January 07 -February 15, 2018 –Residency for Photographers/Culture lovers in Bhubaneswar, India–EXPLORE INDIA 2018 -( FEE : 950-1500 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop + culture tour + city tour + local family visit ):  ( tribal fair , dance festivals special ) application
  • SPRING  – February 20 – March 22, 2018 – CULTURE CURRY : 2018– A one-month curated group residency for 6 global artists in Bhubaneswar, India.( FEE : 2000 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + bollywood film + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle):  ( HOLI: COLOR FESTIVAL ) application 
  • EARLY SUMMER 2018 – April 01 -April 08, 2018 –CURATORS  MEET : 2018– A  week long curated residency for 6 global curators and cultural managers in Bhubaneswar, India– ( SPONSORED Residency Including accommodation + food+ workshop + city tour + ART TALK ) application
  • MONSOON – June 10 – July 22,ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY 2018 – 2-6 week resourced, self-directed residencies( FEE : 750-1200 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( CAR FESTIVAL  and  RAJA Festival SPECIAL )  application
  • MONSOON – Aug 06 – Aug 25,  Students Group Residency 2018 – 2-3 week resourced,  60% SPONSORED residencies – ( FEE : 400$US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour +  Interaction with local art circle) : ( Ganesh Festival Special ) application
  • FALL – Sept 05 – Dec 20,ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY 2018 – 2-12 week resourced, self-directed residencies – ( FEE : 750-1200 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( Diwali  Festival , Dashera Festival, Kali  festival, Laxmi Festival  special ) application
  • WINTER 2019 – January 07 -February 15, 2019 –Residency for Photographers/Culture lovers in Bhubaneswar, India– EXPLORE INDIA-2019( FEE : 950-1500 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop + culture tour + city tour + local family visit ) ( tribal fair , dance festivals special ) application
  • SPRING  – February 20 – March 22, 2019 – CULTURE CURRY : 2019– A one-month curated group residency for 6 global artists in Bhubaneswar, India.( FEE : 1500-2000 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + bollywood film + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( HOLI: COLOR FESTIVAL ) application

click to check details ->:  For Indians Only

  1. Curated Residency for Indians Only ( Minimum 3 Days to Maximum 10 Days )