Deadline: 30/10/2017

Kriti Artist Residency Varanasi, India - December 2017 - January 2018

Kriti Artist residency offers work studios for artists interested in Indian arts, crafts and culture

Description of residency program
Kriti Artist Residency over the past 10 years offers a work studio for artists from around the world and of all medias to live and work in Varanasi, India.

Feel free to work on your creative journey, enjoy live in an artistic community and be supported by a team introducing you the life and culture in Varanasi which is worldwide known for its wealth in the arts, culture, city life, architecture and history. Enjoy life in a modern environment with fellow artists in a residential area in the city.

The winter months in Varanasi offer a moderate climate, many festivals and an active cultural scene. More than 140 artists so far enjoyed the hospitality and working atmosphere at the residency. Most of them were single travellers and they enjoyed the home of the residency and the freedom of doing their work.

Duration of residency
Residencies are available for a minimum of one month but can be multiple calendar months.
We have studios available in November, December 2017 and from January 2018 onwards.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines of art and research are welcome.
We provide space and if specific tools and equipment is needed please contact us directly.
We provide assistance in local contacts, introductions into the city (and if need is also across India )  and its communities. 

The two room studios offer a bedroom with AC and fan, a working studio room with fan and a private bathroom.

The common kitchen provides home-cooked vegetarian food from Monday-Saturday. The vegetable garden provides organic vegetables, the milkman brings fresh millk in the morning.

Next door is a yoga studio as well as a gym.

We have Wi-Fi on campus, a washing machine and other facilities.

Our heritage walks introduce you into the city and its history. 

Studio/ workspace
The private studios have one big wall, lots of windows, a water outlet, a desk, a fan.
Large tables, easels etc. can be provided. Anything else please discuss with us.

Private bedroom ( including Air Condition, fan ) and a private bathroom with hot/cold water, WC.
We share a communal kitchen, pl. see above   

Fees and support
The monthly fee is US $ 1340 for a two room studio including the accomodation, works space and food at single occupancy. 
Home cooked vegetarian food from Monday - Saturday, provisions for self-made breakfast including tea, coffee, home-made muesli, bread, yoghurt and whatever our garden provides in vegetables.
Including Wi-Fi ( not always 24x7 due to power cuts ), filter water to drink, use of washing machinge, garden space, airport pickup on arrival, heritage walk to introduce you into the city, assistance in answering your question regarding the Indian culture and the city of Varanasi.
The owners live on the campus and share the meals with the artists.

During low season discounts are applicable.

We are a small private organisation and do not provide financial support. We can provide you with a letter of
support for your grant application. 

In case local assistance is needed for production management we can support you in finding help.

Introduction to the local educational institutions or universities are possible.

Expectations towards the artist
Artists who are eager to work and engage into the Indian culture. Whether they have a history with India or are coming for the first time, we are happy to support your creative journey.

No formalities and no other requirements.

In case the artist is open for talks, workshops or an exhibition we are most happy to discuss the options. 

Application information
 Please contact us via Email at or  

Provide your ideas for your time during the residency (no formalities), in case you have a CV/resumee/website and the preferred period for your residency. 

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Kriti Artist Residency Varanasi, India - December 2017 - January 2018

Kriti Artist Residency Varanasi, India - December 2017 - January 2018


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