Traditional- Contemporary Fusion ART Project

15 march to 15 April 2018 ( 725-1200$USD per person )
Explore the unexplored side of your creativity
The KIAR residency is organizing an unique project where the contemporary artists are invited from all over world to work with traditional Indian patta painting artist and to create their own creation mixing with their own style, subject and concept . This fusion will be a great contribution to the art world.

Benefits: The artists will participate to understand, to learn the old traditional technique and to create their own version reflecting  concept of their own culture and country and present it in a new unique way. It will be a very exciting experience to interact with the local traditional artists and their techniques as well as their social and traditional life. The local artists will also learn about different culture and art techniques from the participating artists and it will be a exchange of culture in true sense during the 15 days long Artists Residency. The artists will get 7 days to visit and explore various important places like KONARK and PURI along with Bhubaneswar city .

There are a lot of  important places to explore in terms of art, architecture, craft, culture, heritage, textile, wild life , religious monuments of Hinduism,Jainism,Buddhism and a lot of delicious food and beaches to relax.

what is Duration and the cost ?

Ans: Duration : March 15th  to April 15th 2018

725$ USD for 15 days per person 1200$ USD for 30 days per person on twin sharing

Application who/how : 

Ans: This project is for painters only from any national.

One can send Digital Application with latest bio-data and 10 images of your best works with.jpg format and  each file should be of minimum  3mb or more.
Selection procedure :By Committee
Presentation of artists’ work : Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Setting : Urban with Rural feel
Accomodation : Private Rooms
Working language(s) : English


  • 24-hour access to studio together with other artists
  • The opportunity to work uninterrupted in our studios at the residency venue
  • Access to an individual adviser
  • Opportunity of workshop with Indian Traditional Artists
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Open kitchen
  • Printer
  • Open Studio

General information about KIAR

Organisation founded in :2010.

Residency program since :2011

Brief description of organisation :

The Residency was established in Hyderabad in 2011 and shifted to Bhubaneswar in 2016.
Located in the heart of the eastern India, in Bhubaneswar, the cathedral city (state of Odisha, India), KIAR is an international cultural center dedicated to artistic creation, cultural exchange and Culture Tour. It develops and hosts artistic residence, exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to art and culture
The purpose of  KIAR BBSR is to provide an ideal retreat style project space for creative people to reconnect and build on their creativity while continuing their artistic journey. Emerging and established artists, curators, photographers and writers with an identified project and a commitment to concentrated work are encouraged to apply.
KIAR Bhubaneswar consists of a private self-contained cabin within the property of a larger house and studio. The Residency is approximately 270 sq meters that includes one small private bedroom, four shared bed rooms  and 4 bathroom, kitchenette and large studio room , one Small Gallery , one roof top sitting area, one 2400 sq feet garden area , free WIFI, comfortable furniture. The courtyard and gardens are very suitable for a organic vegetation.. Each guest of KIAR BBSR is provided with bed covers. We do not provide towels.. The kitchenette has a gas stove top with two hot plates, a toaster, sink, a bar fridge. There are basic supplies such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee, teapot, coffee plunger etc. We also have a washing machine for our residents .
The rooms do not have computers or printers but there are plenty of power points for equipment. For 24-hour regular internet use, guests are encouraged to bring their own mobile wireless broadband device. Residencies are available from minimum Two WEEKS  to  maximum THREE Months.

It is an Artists run residency program. Because the project is still young, it offers the artists in residency much freedom to create a format, which works for the individual, as well as the possibility to take part in the shaping of the DIFFERENT PROJECTS we are having in pipeline.

Resident artists have 24-hour access to the space, and we encourage the participants to work and be present on site as much as possible during the duration of the residency. When committing to this project, the artist must agree to stay the duration of the term (it is not possible to stay just a few weeks, etc.) Regardless, the participant is responsible for paying the entire participation fee.

We wish that the space be an open environment and welcome visitors to come by to visit during the working process.

Kalanirvana is a very vibrant and energetic Residency, where a lot of importance given to new ideas and approaches. There is a participation fee to be paid by each artist . We also ask the artists to donate 1 – 3 small works (drawings, prints, photographs…) for our Collection and in return we will curate an exhibition for their work at a gallery.

You can expect an intensive time of work and exchange in our cozy creative work space . The exhibition will be seen by a broad audience. You will become part of the KALANIRVANA network including the possibility to participate in future exhibitions organized by KALANIRVANA and an eventual appearance in a future catalog.

The Objectives of KIAR : BHUBANESWAR are to :

1- Encourage contemporary artistic creation.
2- Develop intercultural exchanges between Indian and international artists, through interaction,workshop and exploration and analysis .
3-Produce the creation of new shows by Kalanirvana International Art Center.
4-Promotion in the International ART Magazine, EMERZING STARS.
5- Represent international companies within Indian networks of distribution (festivals, Art …) and Indian companies within international networks.
6- Organize, in its art center , national and international artist residences that offer the opportunity to disconnect from over-communication and  busy urban life to reconnect with an organic and  quite Indian atmosphere  in an Urban city.
7- Organize culture tour and seminars in the heart of the Indian Cultural City, allowing our guests to know each other and explore true Indian culture  through a series of activities related to well-being: yoga, meditation, cooking, walking, beaching, learning local craft and art, cycling, organic gardening, visit of the world biggest zoo for white tigers, experiencing Indian family, festivals, Bollywood Films etc.
8- Facilitate links with the neighboring community through the exchange of information and know-how in the fields of arts and environmental education.

Disciplines and media

  • Visual Art
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Research
  • Cultural Exchange

Type of organisation

  • Artist-Curator Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Duration of residency

  • September 15-October 15th 2017

Number of artists resident at one time: 7

Companions allowed : Partners  ( But No kids and animals )
Grants available : Artist has to take care of their own grants as this is a self funded organisation.

Residency Fee includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Food ( breakfast + Dinner )
  • Airport Pick up
  • Transport to Specific Site seeing
  • WIFI

Residency Fee does not includes:

  • Air Travel from your country
  • VISA
  • Entry tickets for different sites
  • Personal expenditure
  • Personal Transport cost not comes under residency fee
  • Art Materials


How to reach

By train  : Bhubaneswar is well connected from all most all big cities like Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

By plane : Bhubaneswar is an International airport. And also it is well connected from all metro cities of India like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur.

Nearest airport : Bhubaneswar airport : Kolkata airport : Vishakhapatnam Airport : Hyderabad Airport


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