Deadline: 18/12/2017

Maradiva Cultural Residency, Flic-en-Flac Mauritius

Apply for the Arte Laguna Prize with 2 works, you are eligible for an art residency in Mauritius.

Description of residency program
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is a 5-star luxury hotel nestled in a lush 27 acres setting on the west coast of Mauritius and inspired by the colonial residences of the sugar cane plantation owners. It boasts an electric mix of Mauritian and Indian art which enhances the authenticity of the resort and which differentiates itself from other Mauritius properties. Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Arts & Culture to promote the art of local artists.

Mauritius is known for its culture blend and religious mix, all living in harmony. Through the project of ‘Artist in Residence’, emphasis will be upon interaction and exchanges with Mauritians. Workshops will be organized between the artist and local artists to exchange their skills and knowledge. During the artist' stay at Maradiva, he/she will have the opportunity to showcase his/her art through open studios and a launching event where the artist's work will be exhibited. One artwork donated will be auctioned for a charity while the other will become part of the collection and exhibited at Maradiva.

The Ministry of Arts & Culture has a calendar of events throughout the year. Subject to the dates of stay of the artist, he/she will have the opportunity to experience these events and interact with the project team. Maradiva Villa Resort & Spa will also organise a few days out to visit some of the cultural heritage sites in Mauritius namely Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, Aapravasi Ghat, Le Morne and Le Vieux Grand Port.

Duration of residency
1 month

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to artists from the following disciplines: painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art and performance, land art, virtual art and digital graphics, URBAN ART.
A studio will be provided by Flic-en-Flac in collaboration with the Basu Foundation, as well as involvement in the local artistic scene.

During the residency period, the selected artist will be accommodated in Maradiva Villas Resort.

To participate you have to enter the Arte Laguna Prize with at least two works in the same section and you will receive an email with the instructions to submit your application for the Maradiva Cultural Residency.

Studio/ workspace
Studio available for the winning artist.

Fees and support
Application fee: 100 euro (the fee includes participation in the Arte Laguna Prize with 2 works, and will give access also to other opportunities, including 10 other residencies, collaborations with companies, gallery exhibitions, prize money).
The fee for artists under 25 years of age is 90 euro.

The residency includes:
travel expenses, accommodation at the touristic resort Maradiva, logistics support, studio, involvement in the local artistic scene, final exhibition

Expectations towards the artist
The residency will culminate in a final exhibition.



Maradiva Cultural Residency, Flic-en-Flac Mauritius

Maradiva Cultural Residency, Flic-en-Flac Mauritius


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