Deadline: 18/12/2017

Art Residency at Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India

Apply for the Arte Laguna Prize with 2 works, you are eligible for an art residency in India!

Description of residency program
Basu Foundation for the Arts (BFA) is a not-for-profit, philanthropic organisation established in 1911 and revived in 2014 to encourage and support innovation, experimentation and potential in the arts. Placing the artist at the core, the foundation facilitates a programme of dance, music, sound, performance art, theatre and visual arts exhibitions and residencies both in India and internationally.

From its base in Calcutta, the foundation runs an international residency programme for curators and artists. The aim of the residencies is to provide an innovative forum for contemporary performance and visual practices, one that is totally committed to the artists and their creative endeavor whilst encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and sustained discourse with the local community. Central to the foundation’s philosophy is a commitment to public benefit through the arts and this is realized through community led initiatives such as workshops, talks, screenings and events.

The diverse programming involves and draws a range of audiences – from recent arts graduates to practicing artists, emergent writers to established curators and from schools to university students and lecturers.
Founded on a strong desire to advance public appreciation of contemporary art, the foundation works closely with collectors based in India and abroad to establish connections with foundations and institutions for the loans of works for exhibition internationally.

The Gallery Abhishek Basu Contemporary (A.B.C.) exhibits the works of the artist in residence with the mission to create an awareness of the works and the artist by curating exhibitions in a vibrant contemporary art space in Kolkata and across India and connecting these artists with international collectors, galleries, foundations and museums and provide them with the necessary exposure among the right networks.

Duration of residency
1 month

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to artists from the following disciplines: painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art and performance, land art, virtual art and digital graphics.

Basic materials to create the works will be provided, as well as on-site assistance.

During the residency month, the selected artist will be accommodated at Basu Foundation for tha Arts.

Studio/ workspace
The artist will have a studio available at Basu Foundation for the Arts with curatorial assistance.

Fees and support
Application fee: 100 euro (the fee includes participation in the Arte Laguna Prize with 2 works, and will give access also to other opportunities, including 10 other residencies, collaborations with companies, gallery exhibitions, prize money)
Reduced fee for Under 25 artists: 90 euro

The residency includes: board and lodging, studio, curatorial assistance on site, introduction into the Indian cultural scene, a grant for the creation of the works, basic materials and final exhibition.

Expectations towards the artist
The residency will culminate in a final exhibition.

Application information
To participate you have to enter the Arte Laguna Prize with at least two works in the same section
and you will receive an email with the instructions to submit your application for the Residency at Basu Foundation for the Arts.



Art Residency at Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India

Art Residency at Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India


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