D.I.S.C. the Art. Discover, Innovate, Share and Create.

General information

Brief description of organisation

D.I.S.C. the Art. Is the trust organization established in Odisha state of India with the aims to promote and actuate Art and Creativity, stimulate interests in all Art forms, promote Indian Traditional and Contemporary Art, create interest in and understanding of traditional Indian Art and Contemporary Indian Art, promote the Arts of tribes of India, develop a dialogue between Contemporary Art and traditional Ancient Crafts of India, take care of national textile heritage of India.

Brief description of residency program

D.I.S.C. the Art residency is offering two short period programs (45 days) and one long period (90days) yearly.

Resident artists will be creating in rural areas of beautiful Odisha state, India.

The main idea of D.I.S.C. the Art residency is to connect the artists from all over the world for the cultural dialogues and artistic collaborations.

As organisers we have chosen the unique places of India, rural areas of Odisha state, rich with the culture. Participating artists have an opportunity to make aquaintance with classical and folk indian arts, the arts and crafts of indigenous people, to learn the ancient indian techniques from their masters.

Discover. Resident artists may enjoy the pure nature, know the living style of the local people. And realize the beautiful concept - that art is an integral part of everyday life in rural Odisha.
Innovate. The residents have an opportunity to plant and develop the creative ideas, while collaborating with the craft artisans from rural areas. Each residency program is different - usually each program has three indian traditional arts to be introduced to - one craft from indigenous people, one ancient craft of India and one craft which is assimilated with now a days craft culture.
Artists may find a different perspective of seeing the traditional arts and crafts and innovate the resulting ideas.
Share. Artists may find how sharing can benefit. They may share the artistic ideas, art practices, collaborating; share their hobbies and likes. Not only that - sharing everyday life, collecting the experiences together brings new creative ideas into the practice of all.
Create. The lifestyle and surroundings D.I.S.C. the Art residency is offering will awaken the creativity. That is why we created this residency - to worship all the forms and expressions of creativity.

As an artists ourselves we are so much interested and involved in discocevering and promoting the Art, cultural heritage and unique culture of Odisha state.
This residency is important for the contemporary art scene of Odisha state of India. We do believe that the cultural collaboration between East and West, Old and New may bring a new quality of expressing ideas through the art forms and it is guiding to a new steps and platforms in contemporary art scene.
The aspect of sharing by traveling, living, creating, communicating, promoting the ideas of humanism is the basic path of the residency. Also it is an opportunity to discover new-old form of life and inner self. It is a unique opportunity to try live a different type of living – primitive living – green living – eco living.


We are looking for the adventurous creative individuals with the strong believe that the dialogue between old and new, contemporary and ancient, tradition and innovation will compliment the Art with the new creative ideas and forms of expression.

Priority is given to the visual artists.

Join D.I.S.C. the Art residency and express the need to create and discover!

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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

between 11 and 16

Expenses paid by artist
  • Housing
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Woodworking Tools
Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

Nearest airport


Contact information

D.I.S.C. the Art. Discover, Innovate, Share and Create.
At/po - Garudgaon, Tangi ( Kotasahi ) Cuttack, State-Odisha


Phone: +37069888020; +447527133822, +919937754839

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