February 2018

KIAR:Kalanirvana International Artist Residency (India)KIAR:Kalanirvana International Artist Residency

The purpose of KALANIRVANA is to provide an ideal atmosphere and platform for talented and emerging as well as established creative minds to explore and expand their horizon build on their creativity while continuing their artistic journey. Kalanirvana welcomes emerging and established artists, from various forms of art, curators, photographers, film makers, researchers and writers with an identified project and a commitment to fulfill their creative goals with various activities and projects of us.

Arts Itoya (Japan)
Arts Itoya

Arts Itoya is an artist in residence program in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Studio Kura, the company in charge of the long running residence progam in Fukuoka Prefecture, started it in 2018 after reforming an old kimono shop called Itoya. Disciplines and media includes: Visual Art, Educational Programmes, Animation, Curatorial Sculpture, Ceramics, Dance and Literature.

Vejle Printmaking Workshop / AiR-Vejle (Denmark)
Vejle Printmaking Workshop / AiR-Vejle

Vejle Printmaking Workshop was established in 2016. It was created with the purpose of establishing and developing technical facilities within the professional graphic art field. The intention is to ensure, that the artists associated with the workshop have the best possible conditions for their creation of graphic art.

House of Sustainable Arts (Brazil)
House of Sustainable Arts

We are an artistic collective located in a 19th Century four-story mansion in the historic downtown of Salvador, Brazil. We cultivate integrated Circus Arts including music, dance, juggling, clown, aerial skills, theater, sewing and painting. We offer spaces of cultural interaction, including a Café Bar with a breathtaking view of the Bay of All Saints and the highest quality coffee beans from the region, a reading room with fiction and non-fiction books for consultation, a store that sells local art, a studio for dance, yoga and workshops, and cultural activities throughout the week. 

Athena Standards Residency (Greece)
Athena Standards Residency

Athena Standards Residency was born of the idea that the city of Athens offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience simultaneously the vibrant urban culture of a contemporary city and the rich history of an ancient cosmopolitan center. With the intention of creating a network of international and local artists, the residency program aims to encourage a dialogue with the local art scene.

Laboratory of Mind and Imagination (Iceland)
Laboratory of Mind and Imagination

We, Swany and Peter, focus on creative people of finer arts or science who also want to discuss philosophical issues as Peter has written books on the subject and he and Swany love to have dialogues on subjects of such value adding to their love of philosophy. Our aim is to make the Laboratory of Mind and Imagination Sela a sought-after retreat for creative compassionate people to fulfill their need for a perfect retreat. Our objective is to teach our guests what we know and to seek new knowledge for us and the community from the creative people, artists and scientists that stay with us.

Braunschweig PROJECTS (Germany)
Braunschweig PROJECTS

The Braunschweig University of Art is an internationally orientated art university with the right to grant doctorates and the right of habilitation. With 1,000 students in Fine Art, Performing Arts, ART.Education, Design, Aesthetics & Art History and Media Studies, the Braunschweig University of Art is one of the largest art academies in Europe. Each year the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK)/ Braunschweig University of Art announces the Braunschweig PROJECTS scholarship to be awarded on behalf of the Federal State of Lower Saxony.

Aalto Residency (Finland)
KIAR:Kalanirvana International Artist Residency

Aalto Residency is an international residency programme focused on architecture and design. The residency programme operates at the Säynätsalo Town Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto. The building is considered one of Aalto’s most significant designs and provides an inspirational environment for creativity, in unique combination with the Säynätsalo island, surrounded by lake Päijänne, and the old industrial community. Alvar Aalto himself was so enchanted by the area that he designed a summer house for himself and his family just four kilometers away.

Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) / Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico)Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) / Morelia, Michoacán, México

The Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts, CMMAS is a unique technological-musical space in Latin America formed by internationally recognized specialists, to foster the creation and development of music and sonic arts in México and internationally. It has established as the main space for the creation, reflection and teaching and learning of contemporary music, with and without technologies. It is a Centre for the research, experimentation and the development of sound and musical projects that places Mexico in a privileged place as a link with the rest of the world. 

MERZ Workshop (UK)
MERZ Workshop

MERZ combines workshop, TV production and art gallery with an artist/maker/architect/author residency programme. The residency building is a unique converted stone-built Bothy adjacent to the workshop and gallery, itself Sanquhar’s former lemonade factory. MERZ was established by TV producer and artist David Rushton as a residency/gallery in which artists could have their work documented by Summerhall TV for broadcast and social media, providing a virtual as well as physical audience for work shown. Residencies last up to two months and are available throughout the year in this small town in scenic Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

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