Goa Writers Retreat

General information

Brief description of residency program

Goa Writers Residency is an author-run residency for creative minds – authors, poets, writers, journalists, painters, sculptors, photographers, visual artists, documentary producers, designers, artisans etc, irrespective of artistic stream or affiliation.
The comfortable, well-equipped five-room residency is set in a two-storey Italian-style villa (Villa Dream Phoenix) in the heart of nature in South Goa, India, surrounded by hills on two sides, yet barely 4 kms from Margao city, the commercial capital of Goa.
The ground floor has a large hall that can be used as studios for creative output, besides hosting small seminars and exhibitions. The residency accommodates a maximum of seven artists at a time.

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

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

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

How to reach

By train

Close to Margao Railway Station (barely 5 kms)

By plane

Close to Dabolim (Goa) International Airport (barely 25 kms)

By car

Close to National Highway 66 - Turn left at Bolshe-Big Foot Rounabout (when coming from airport)

Nearest airport

Dabolim (Goa) International Airport

Contact information

Goa Writers Retreat
Villa Dream Phoenix, below Muth, Gogol,
403 601 Margao, Goa


Phone: +354 6209796 (Iceland) / +917507556414

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