Artinn Jaipur Center

General information

Brief description of organisation

ArtInnJaipur is an idea which seeks to bring international art and craft people, face to face with the art, artists and craftspeople of Rajasthan so that there is an exchange of cultures, ideas and art forms real time and on location.
It features art workshops in miniature paintings, handmade paper, wooden toys, textiles, jewellery making, blue pottery….
The facilities include boarding, meals, workshops, an art environment and excursions for international artists to the local artists villages, conducted tours and one to one teaching of local arts.
We have recently added an in-house block printing unit too.
Traditional art has literally been taken over by commercialization. New avenues which pay marginally more are threatening to make various art forms extinct. For example a security guard earns more money than a traditional sarangi player…so what’s going to motivate the artist to continue his art? Do we let the art die? This is the case with a number of art forms which could become extinct or fall prey to mass ‘handicraftism’.
I started ArtInnJaipur with a twofold objective. One, get people from around the world to discover the pure, unadulterated art forms of Rajasthan. And two, to give an opportunity to local artisans to interact, learn and work with these artists to give a new modern expression to their creativity…all this while earning an extra buck for their families.
My inspirations were the local artists, and the truly rich and varied art and craft traditions of Rajasthan which need to be celebrated the world over.
Also, this venture is an ‘all women’s affair’. ArtInnJaipur is headed and run by women committed to the cause.
Yes, outdoor activities include conducted tours to different villages where specific art forms are practiced as a means of livelihood. Learning in the environment of the artists/miniature painters, jewellery makers, paper makers, kite and puppet makers. An environment where the actual work happens.
Year on year we are seeing a surge of people applying for a residency in ArtInnJaipur. These are art professors [from some of the most renowned art schools around the globe], students, painters, writers, paper makers, jewellery designers, marketing and management professionals who want to take an art break.
These people come looking an experience which is pure, an experience which is for real. They come here to give expression to their art forms and give it a distinct stamp of exclusivenes
Artists come here to learn, work, interact with the local artists, and give their ideas and expressions in traditional art forms. There have been professionals who come here to take pure ‘art breaks’.

Organisation founded in

2010

Brief description of residency program

Jaipur-the pink city offers a large canvas of art & craft related activities for the artists to add to their palette .It ranges from the traditional block printing of textiles , the use of natural dyes to the age old miniature painting techniques .The enamel art so skillfully done by the local goldsmiths is complemented by the gem cutting industry.Worth mentioning is the blue pottery stoneware and the handmade paper made in the area .Together with the unforgettable experience of participating in the various fairs and festivals celebrated in the villages of Rajasthan,enriches the artists portfolio .
My experience as the Artist Co-ordinator for almost four years at the oldest and the first artist in residence program in India would definitely facilitate the residency program in Jaipur Rajasthan.

Residency program since

2010

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Hand block printing studio,jewelery enamelling
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Independent artists retreat

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners

friends

Grants available

No grants

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

Other

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

UrbanResidential

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • wi fi,books ,blocks & block printing
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • home cooked meals on request ,cooking demos/classes available on request

How to reach

By train

Railway station is a comfortable 15 minutes drive from ArtInnjaipur.

By plane

Jaipur International airport is 13 kms from ArtInnjaipur.
Taxi pickup can be arranged

By car

Delhi Jaipur is a 5 hour journey by car .
Volvo buses -(airconditioned )ply at every half an hour from Bikaner House,New Delhi to Jaipur Bus Stand by Rajasthan Tourism .

Nearest airport

13 kms

Contact information

Artinn Jaipur Center
85,Gomes Defence,IIIrd Avenue,Vaishali Nagar,Jaipur,Rajasthan
302021 Jaipur
India

artinnjaipur@gmail.com
http://www.artinnjaipur.com

Phone: +91-9953504824 ; +91-9810087696,8107589133

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