Space 118

General information

Brief description of organisation

Space 118 provides five studios, located in south Bombay, on a short-term basis (1-2 months) to artists for creative study and research as part of its commitment to supporting emerging art practitioners from all parts of the country and the world. Situated in south central Mumbai, it is within close proximity to the artists district in Colaba and the art fraternity at large.

We are looking at a diverse group of artists working in the studios to create a lively, supportive and dynamic work environment. We aim to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst artists who work in different fields of art practice. In exchange for their enriching time in our studios, artists are required to grant an artwork either created during their studio practice or from previous collections. These artworks are catalogued and exhibited periodically to generate funds for the sustainability and maintenance of the space. Artists can choose to apply either for the studio practice only, or for studio and accommodation.

We have completed 10 years of Space118 (2009-2019) and have set a different vision and set of plans for the next decade.
We are looking at setting up the Space118 Contemporaries 2020,where we have three time- slots of two months each March-April, June-July, and September-October, 2020 in which we would nominate 2 artists and 1 writer for a period 2 months, who would be selected by a prestigious jury including Shilpa Gupta-Artist, Mortimer Chatterjee-Gallerist, Anurag Khanna-Collector for the artists.

The writers will be selected by Anupa Mehta and Nancy Adajania.

We have also instituted the Space118 Fine art Grant for one artist of Indian origin who shall get a residency all paid for and production grant upto 1 lakh and an exhibition for 2 months in Bombay.

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Image 1: Space 118 entire studios premises
Image 2: Studio 1
Image 3: Studio 2
Image 4: Studio 4
Image 5: Studio 5

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Structure of the Program offered:

The duration of the program would be for 1-2 months at Space 118 in Mumbai. The residency offered provides the artist with a working studio space (and accommodation on selective basis).
At the end of their program the artist would be mentored and guided by our advisory panel members and be able to share and showcase their work created during their studio practice during the Open Studio Day at Space 118.

We offer lively interactive spaces for outdoor and indoor studio practices to artists from diverse fields working in various mediums. Our studio and apartment is nestled in the heart of South Bombay with close proximity to all galleries and art institutions. We are very accessible and connected by all means of public transport as well. Some of the features offered at our Studios and Residency are listed below:

Studio Residency:
1) Studio practice space
2) Pantry facility
3) Bathroom
4) Internet Connection
5) Library containing a wealth of books on artists, galleries and various topics featured in art.
6) High Security 24/7
7) Administrative assistance for all necessary paperwork.
8) Regular updates on all events related to the arts and culture happening around the city.

The artists will be able to participate in our Open Studio Day at our studios. Space118 becomes a lively dynamic ground for artists to share and showcase their ideas and research developed in our studios to friends, family, collectors, gallerists and the art fraternity at large. It is held at the end of the artist´s residency term, displaying the works of a fresh batch of artists residing and working in our space.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • 24/7 security,
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

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

How to reach

By train

Central Railway - Sandurst Road
From Sandhurst Road station walk towards your right,
then after the Dongri Police station take a right,
then after Fazlani School, cross the railway bridge and take the first right.
Walk 2 mins inside the lane and you will see a big Steel gate on your right, enter it.

By car

Directions from Worli or Peddar Road.
Once you reach Mahalaxmi Station on your left hand side, drive straight down the road towards Saath Rasta. From there taking Saath Rasta reach St. Mary´s High School in Byculla. Once you see the Byculla bridge on your left which takes you to St. Marys’ School, take the first right turn after the school on St. Mary’s Road. Towards the end of the road, take a right turn, you will see a white marble Jain Temple on your left. Go straight and take the first left turn. In a minute you will see a big steel gate on your right, opposite Copper Castle. Enter it that´s Space118.

Directions from VT & Churchgate:
Go straight down P. Dmello Road, till you see the Eastern Express Highway, don’t take it, go under it. A little ahead, you will see a BP Petrol Pump on your LEFT, take the left turn AFTER and go straight down the road till you see a big steel gate on your left...Enter it, that’s Space118.

Bus Routes:

Bus route from Churchgate Station: 134
Alight at the Tar Wadi Bus Stop
(same Bus from the opposite side to Churchgate Station)

Bus route from VT Station : 45
Alight at the Wadi Bunder road Bus Stop
(same Bus from the opposite side to V T Station)

Nearest airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Aiport

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Space 118
118 Wadi Bunder Road, Mazagaon
400010 Mumbai

Phone: +91 9821143837

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