Call for Application – Nature Art Residency, Nov-Dec 2011

Call for Application- Nature Art Residency, Nov-Dec 2011Deadline: 19 October 2011

Open to: artists of all nationalities are welcome to apply with a basic knowledge of English.

Art in nature residency is located in a green valley at Mahagaon,120 kilometers from Mumbai, nestled in the small hills with several tribal villages surrounding it.
The site has lot of natural stone and waste wood.
This rock is not difficult to cut and there is lot of cut stone available in this region too.Apart from this other like bamboo,and wood from dead trees can be found.
The major occupation of the people living in this region is farming and brick making from the red soil that is available locally.
The site is going to have two water bodies from the rainwater that is trapped and collected.
There will be visitors and nature lovers visiting this location through out the year.
The artists applying for this residency are expected to conceptualize their work keeping in mind the availability of these natural materials and creating a project that will enhance the aesthetic value of the place with their input.
We want the work to be a part of the environment and so would like as much as possible to work with the local materials.
The purpose of the residency is to create a common platform for artists from different geographical and cultural backgrounds to converge and create an art centric environment through these intercultural exchanges.Artists of all nationalities are welcome to apply with a basic knowledge of English.
Four International and three Indian artists will be selected for this three week long residency.
Artists will be expected to conduct small workshops of two hours once a week with the local villagers or the visitors from the city who come to see the work in progress.

Dates of the residency:

Mid November to first week of December.


All the International artists will receive $1200 towards their return flight tickets and a remuneration of $600each.The Indian artists will receive an honorarium of Rs 30,000/-.

Accommodation-All the artists will be provided with a very descent and comfortable accommodation 5mins.from the working site.Home cooked meals will be provided.

Artists are expected to send:

 1.A drawing of the .
2.A short description of their project.
3.A list of materials required.
4.5 images of their previous work.
Dates of the residency-19th.Nov-10th.Dec.

All the material should be sent via email to shilpajoglekar3@gmail.com before the 20th.of October.

Shilpa Joglekar.
Ryszard Litwiniuk



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