KIAR RESIDENCY N' GALLERY


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 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, designers, film makers and writers with an identified project and a commitment to concentrated work are encouraged to apply.

We are currently taking applications for the following residency periods:

RESIDENCY FOR 2017-18

click to check details ->:  For Indians Only

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

click to check details -> :  International  : 

Types of International Residency in KALA NIRVANA:

  1. ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY : Semi-Sponsored Residency International Open Residency: ( Minimum 15 Days to Maximum 3 Months + )
  2. YOUNG ART NIRVANA : Semi-Sponsored Residency for STUDENTS GROUP  under age of 30. ( 15 Days )
  3. CULTURE CURRY : SPECIALInternational Curated Residency :  ( Minimum 15 Days to Maximum 30 Days  )
  4. CURATORS’ MEET : International  : ( Fully Sponsored Residency for  8 days )

RESIDENCY FOR 2018-19

  • WINTER 2018 – Jan 07 – Feb 08, ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY 2018 – 2-12 week resourced, self-directed residency –35% SPONSORED residency ( FEE : 700-1100 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( Tribal Fair, Dance festival Festival  special ) application
  • SPRING  – February 12 – March 15, 2018 – CULTURE CURRY : 2018– A one-month curated group residency for 6 global artists in Bhubaneswar, India. ( FEE : 1400-2000 $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 – March 20 – April 15, 2018 –CURATORS  MEET : 2018– A  FULLY SPONSORED 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 .35% SPONSORED residency( FEE : 700-1100 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( CAR FESTIVAL  and  RAJA Festival SPECIAL )  application
  • MONSOON – March 20-April 05 or Aug 05 – Aug 22, YOUNG ART NIRVANA: 2018 Students Group Residency– 2-3 week resourced,  60% SPONSORED residency – ( FEE : 450$US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour +  Interaction with local art circle) : ( Ganesh Festival Special ) application
  • FALL – Sept 05 – Dec 28, ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY 2018 – 2-12 week resourced, self-directed residency –35% SPONSORED residency ( FEE : 700-1100 $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 – Jan 07 – Feb 08, ONE WORLD ONE FAMILY 2019 – 2-12 week resourced, self-directed residency –35% SPONSORED residency ( FEE : 700-1100 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( Tribal Fair, Dance festival Festival  special ) application
  • SPRING  – February 12 – March 15, 2019 – CULTURE CURRY : 2019– A one-month curated group residency for 6 global artists in Bhubaneswar, India.( FEE : 1400-2000 $US PER PERSON  Including accommodation + food+ workshop +culture tour + city tour + bollywood film + ART TALK + Interaction with local art circle): ( HOLI: COLOR FESTIVAL ) application
     Note : The cost written above are including sponsorship.

About KIAR Residency:

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 Three bed rooms , One studio Suite, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, One Open Studio, One Indoor studio, One Small Gallery ( under construction ), One roof top sitting area, One 2400 sq feet garden area , free WIFI, Scanner and Printer, minimalist and 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, a toaster, sink, a fridge. There are basic supplies such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee, teapot etc. We also have a washing machine for our residents .
The rooms do not have computers 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. Residency is available from minimum Two WEEKS  to  maximum THREE Months ( can be more in special projects)

The Mission :

To bring the world together with understanding each others culture and art.
To allow creative people, explore different culture , explore creativity and earn while staying in a different country.

The Objective of KIAR Residency :

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 portal, www.artnirvana.gallery
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 semi-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.

When is it Available :

July  – December ( each year )

From :January  – March ( each year )

How to Apply:
To Apply for Kalanirvana International Artists Residency, Please send your latest bio-data with 10 best work of you with artist’s statement to info.kalanirvana@gmail.com before 45 days( minimum) of the starting of your duration.

Note : In special cases we accept application 30 days before of the residency date starts, But the Residency fees must be paid within 6 days of application if you are applying 30 days before the residency starting day .

What is the FEE ?

Ans:The fees for Residency  with twin sharing, vary from 25$ per day per person to 50$ per day per person.

Note: FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY per day is 40$ to 50$  and subjected to availability.

Minimum 7 days stay and maximum 3 months stay. For details please CHECK BELLOW or write to info.kalanirvana@gmail.com .

What are the Facilities I/We Get ?

  • 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 to do workshops
  • Group discussion and meetings with guest artists
  • Option to participate in group exhibitions: ( conditions apply  )
  • Access to visiting artist lectures and guest critiques ( conditions apply)
  • Participation in Different art exhibitions ( condition apply )
  • Access to FREE WIFI

What is the staying Period :

The minimum stay is of 15 days and maximum stay is of 3 months per person. We also consider for 7 days stay for special cases.

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.

What is the Environment and work Culture ?

Kalanirvana is a very vibrant and energetic Residency, where a lot of importance is 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 – 2 small works (drawings, prints, photographs…) for our Collection . The Residency offers its walls, and doors to be painted by artists as a part of living gallery. You can do contribute your art if you want.

You can expect an intensive time of work and exchange in our cozy creative work space . The work culture is very vibrant and interactive. You can explore your idea and concepts and discuss with fellow artists or curators and you can also interact with local people and know more about Indian culture and people.You can learn cooking from Indian host or may be by fellow artists.

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.

  • 3 Rooms, 1 Studio suite
  • Indoor Studio
  • Airport Pickup
  • Local Assistance
  • Open Kitchen
  • Scanner n’ Printer
  • Art Gallery
  • Open Studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cultural Attractions

1.Temple Architecture of Bhubaneswar ( 6th to 11th century )

2. Kamasutra Sculptures at Rajarani Temple

3. Khandagiri and Udayagiri Jain caves ( 4th century BC )

4. Nandan Kanan Zoological Park  ( Famous for white tiger )

5. Traditional Stone Crafts from 5th century till now

6. Craft Bzaar at EKAMRA HAAT

7. Seasonal Festivals ( Rath yatra, Raza, Holi, Diwali, Ganesh Pooja, Durga Pooja)

8. Odissi Dance Festival  ( Mukteswar, Konark )

1. Tribal Museum and State museum

2. Konark sun temple ( World heritage site )

3. Raghuragpur Craft Village

4. Chillika Lake

5. Puri Beach and world famous Pilgrim Center ( Mecca for Hindus)

7. Textile and Fabric Village

KIAR Services & Facilities


Kalanirvana International Artists Residency : KIAR provides very simple and artistic environment for creative minds. It is located not far ( 3km from nearest market ) from the city center but in a very quiet location which makes it very popular among artists.

KIAR provides both creative help and guidance to residents about Indian culture and places. The center is very helpful for artists, researchers, writers, photographers, performing artists and travel enthusiasts.

KIAR Residency Services

  • Curated Art Projects
  • Photo tours for photographers and photo enthusiasts
  • Culture Tour for every individual who love culture
  • Global Culture Exchange
    • Open Residency from January to March every year
    • Open Residency from July to December every year
    • Open studio Space

Facilities

      • Four Rooms
      • Studio on Rent
      • Studio with Room on Rent
      • Open Kitchen
      • Art Gallery ( under construction )
      • Roof Terrace
      • Open Garden

Frequently Asked Questions


What is KIAR Artist Residency’s main vision and mission ?

To bring the world together with understanding each others culture and art.
To allow creative people ,explore different culture , explore creativity and earn while staying in a different country.

KIAR is ideally located at the western side of the city and only 9 km from nearest airport and 3 km from nearest super market.

The fees for Residency  with twin sharing, vary from 25$ per day per person to 50$ per day per person.

Note: FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY per day is 40$ to 50$  and subjected to availability.

Individuals from the following Disciplines can apply ( from any country )

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

To Apply for Kalanirvana International Artists Residency, Please send your latest bio-data with 10 best work of you with artist’s statement to kalanirvanacreatives@gmail.com before 45 days ( minimum) of the starting of your duration.

Note : In special cases we accept application 30 days before of the residency date starts, But the Residency fees must be paid within 6 days of application if you are applying 30 days before the residency starting day .

The Selection  procedure takes 7 days to 15 days by our Committee

      • Direct Bank Transfer
      • Western Union Money Transfer

Ye we provide airport pick up. For identification we strongly advise to send your whatsapp, or fb messenger or skype  contact to us before you travel to Bhubaneswar. It will help you to connect easily and to recognize you.

Yes it is very very safe as the Residency is in one of the most peaceful state of India. And also we will be always there to guide you and inform you the local does and donts to avoid any kind of  problem. Over all the people are very friendly and welcoming.

Yes you can bring girl friend/fiance/boy friend/friend/sibling

but No Kids /animal

There are many interesting places near by. Based on your interest we will guide you. But the Places are as follows:

Puri Beach, Konark world heritage site, Chilika Lake, Nandanakanan Zoo, Gopalpur Beach, Lalit giri Budhist Center, Hirapur Tantrik Center, Khandagiri Jain Caves, Bhitarkanika Crocodile Center, Satakosia River Ride, Raghurajapur Craft Village, Pipili Craft Village, Mangalpur Birds Sanctury, Tribal tour, Village Tour, Cuttack ancient capital city etc.