Deadline: 16/11/2015

The Great Indian Monsoon Chase

The Great Indian Monsoon Chase -Edition 2- Residency program in Vagamon, Kerala (India).

Palette People International Art Foundation announces the 2 nd edition of  The Great Indian Monsoon Chase residency programme.

 The residency is aimed at supporting artistic and professional rejuvenation for artists, curators, cultural facilitators and artistic administrators in any field of practice.

In rustic and rural environs, the residency will offer a range of other activities like trekking through forests , boating in Idukki dam ,bird watching, fishing, cycling, taking part in organic farming, butterfly watching, star watching during nights, participating in cooking sessions etc on request.

The programme period is  from 1 st May 2015 to 30 th November 2015. 

Residency fee -10 days to 15 days-USD 30 per day
16 days to 25 days- USD 25 per day
Above 26 days -USD 20. per day

The fee takes care of your stay (twin sharing basis), all meals (all ethnic food), and studio space. If the artist requires single accomodation an additional amount of USD 5 per day is charged.

 The food will be vegetarian food on all days, and we will be serving a non veg  dish with lunch on 2 days of the week.

This will be an occasion for you to taste all ethnic and local cuisine. We will try to serve you different dishes on different days.


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About the Organisation
Palette People Artists Residency is run by Palette People International Art Foundation, a registered non- profit organisation based in Kochi(Kerala State, India).We started our activities in 1991,  to promote and support the young and upcoming artists . We have been conducting exhibitions, camps, seminars and talks for the artists and supporting them financially in all aspects.

The Artists Residency started functioning in 2007

We run one  art gallery in Hotel Le Meridien ( a 5 star hotel of the  international Starwood group) ,Kochi.

About the Location
Our residency is located  in the WESTERN GHATS along the west coast of India which has been included on the coveted list of the World heritage Sites, at a meeting of the world Heritage Committee, (UNESCO). It is recognized as one of the world’s eight “hottest hot spots” of  biological diversity. The onset of monsoon in Indian Sub Continent starts from Kerala usually from the first week of June till September.

Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The site’s high montane forest ecosystems influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. Moderating the tropical climate of the region, the site presents one of the best examples of the monsoon system on the planet. It also has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The forests of the site include some of the best representatives of non-equatorial tropical evergreen forests anywhere and are home to at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish species.

The Great Indian Monsoon Chase

The Great Indian Monsoon Chase


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