Kalakhetra International Artist Residency (Perform Odisha)

General information

Brief description of organisation

Kalakhetra Internataional Artist’s Residency is an artist run residency that seeks to bring western and other international artists into collaboration and exchange with the visual artists of Raghurajpur, a cultural villiage in Odisha (Orrisa) India. Staff for the program consist of two villiage artists: Sundarshan Swain (master stone carver) and Raghunath (Choi) Das (master palm leaf carver) , international coordinator: Emily Schuhmann (metalsmith and adjunct professor), and state coordinator Mahavir (Anu) Anjan Gourab.

As a working international collaboration, the program blends local workshops arranged by Sundarshan and Choi with excursions, traditional studio time, and critiques/conversations arranged by Emily.

Organisation founded in

2015

Brief description of residency program

Kalakhetra (Perform Odisha) residency is an interactive and immersive program where artists live along side village artists/craft people. During the residency artists will have the opportunity to learn a variety of arts and crafts in the form of patachitra , tassar painting, palm leaf engraving , paper mache , cow dung toys , dhokara (brass casting) ,stone carving , wood carving , patch work(modern applique), ganjapa playing cards, coir toys and teracuta. There is also shared studio space for artists to make their own work outside of the offered workshops/programs.

Living in the village gives artists direct access to many of the rich and inspiring cultural events which occur throughout India- artists will see Idols being built and enjoyed in celebrations, can take part in community meals, and can enjoy dancing and other community programs.

Kalakhetra provides local accommodations, food, and instructors to participants. Our main program is 5 weeks long from February 1 to March 7th,2018.

We are accepting applications for the 5 week group residency from now until December 16th.

***We also offer a create your own residency ANY time of year for ANY duration**
It is possible to visit solo or in a small group during the rest of the year and to customize the instruction you wish to receive while in the villiage. Contact us if you would like to set up your own residency plan, separate from the main 5 weeks.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Educational Programmes
  • Cow Dung Toy Making, Patachitra Painting, Palm Leaf Carving
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets

The number of international residents at the residency fluctuates from 1-20. Depends on the time of year. There are always local artists at work in Raghurajpur

Grants available

We encourage participants to apply for travel and residency grants in their home countries and are able to provide letters of support and affiliation to any applicant accepted into the program. These letters are acceptance letters sent Via email. We do not fill in applications for the attendees or provide any direct financial support.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

the $300 weekly costs covers housing, supplies, and food.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments
  • some musical tools and regional supplies are provided
Number of studios

2

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Oriya (Odia), Hindi, International Coordinator Speaks conversational German
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Artists wishing to travel to Raghurajpur via train (once in India) can do so from many of the major hubs nearby. There are stations in Puri and Bhubaneswar where trains can be accessed.

By plane

It is recommended that artist fly into Bhubaneshwar and travel via automobile/auto rickshaw to Raghurajpur.

Artist’s are responsible for cost of travel to and from Raghurajpur, Orissa, India. As a courtesy, RIA/CE will meet arriving artists at the airport or train station in Bhubaneshwar and obtain transportation -- car or auto rickshaw -- to Raghurajpur for them. (Transportation will be at the artist’s expense).

In order to extend this courtesy, the international coordinator must be advised of arrival and departure schedules as soon as they are obtained.

*** Be advised that it is often LESS expensive to fly from your international destination into Delhi and then separately book an Air India or Indigo flight to Bhubaneshwar.

By car

It is recommended that artist fly into Bhubaneshwar and travel via automobile/auto rickshaw to Raghurajpur.

Artist’s are responsible for cost of travel to and from Raghurajpur, Orissa, India. As a courtesy, RIA/CE will meet arriving artists at the airport or train station in Bhubaneshwar and obtain transportation -- car or auto rickshaw -- to Raghurajpur for them. (Transportation will be at the artist’s expense).

In order to extend this courtesy, the international coordinator must be advised of arrival and departure schedules as soon as they are obtained.

Nearest airport

Biju Patnaik International Airport

Contact information

Kalakhetra International Artist Residency (Perform Odisha)
Raghurajpur Heritage Villiage (no number available)
261303 Raghurajpur, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, Orisa/Odisha
India

international.coordinator.kiar@gmail.com
http://www.performodisha.com/default.aspx

Phone: 91-99376 18379

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