Deadline: Open call

Spiritual, Experimental, and Performance Arts Upon Ganges / Himalayas, Haridwar, India

Powered by meditation, breathing exercises, chanting, and just being still, create auspicious arts.

“Traveller or pilgrim of the inner world,
Fortunate art thou to reach our brilliant air
Flaming with thought’s supreme finality.
O aspirant to the perfect way of life,
Here find it; rest from search and live at peace.”

Description of residency program
At 365 Haridwar, a unique combination of time, space and consciousness has been used to create residency programmes. Three sets of time based events (observations and celebrations) have been merged. These are - Traditional Indian calender, Common calendar used world-wide, and, United Nations calendar.

From this merged calendar, ideas that are unique and the most relevant to the space that 365 Haridwar occupies are used as cues to creativity.

Duration of residency
Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, will exist across the 12 months. One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Under the themes given below, artists, writers, painters, musicians, linguists, and any body interested in re-discovering life can plan her / his own agenda.

All of these themes are available round the year. However, each month is given one focus.

1. Ice Buckets & Plunges: Ringing in the Tamil Bell.
2. Shiva’s Tesseract: Writing De-Myth.
3. The Longest Poem: (& Colourful Equinox) by An Immortal Man.
4. Buddha Jumps Over the River: Kalki in 3378 A.D.
5. Messages and Songs: The Nobel-Pious Flowing Offerings.
6. Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis
7. A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage.
8. Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from Languages, Art, Culture.
9. Death Enables Birth: The Drama of Earth.
10. Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges.
11. Wahe Movember!: Scribe’s Block Impressions.
12. Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw.

Stays for duration lesser or more than the standard 4 weeks are possible.

The innovation in our residencies is due to our flexibility, keenness to customise, and unique approaches of creating enabling environment of mantra chanting, Yoga, breathing exercises, discourses, and discussions. 

Accommodation
All participating artists stay within the premises of AZIMVTH Ashram. The rooms are en-suite. Two persons easily share a room. We do not encourage more than 2 persons to share the same room.

Studio/ workspace
All workspaces within the AZIMVTH Ashram are shared by all the participating artists. We try to keep the studio as bare as possible. Every month, the studio is modified as per the needs of the relevant artists. There are other open spaces with the premises that artists like using as studios / work spaces.

Besides the in-house facilities, within the a hundred meters and well within the cluster, there are more work-space possibilities.
There are several artisans and crafts-men within a couple of kilo-metres of the residency. For example, goldsmith, silversmith, ironsmith, fabric dyers, wood-carpenter, etc. The artists utilise these quite often.

Fees and support
A typical residency period is 28 days. The standard fee for this period is USD 1450 per artist. Two kinds of grants - merit grant and need grant - totalling to USD 500 can be considered for each artist. These grants cover little more than one-third of the fee. We expect the selected artists to leverage the grants to raise funds from their own resources and network. We provide recommendation for that.

We are offering a new facility of an online art shop to the artists on completion of the residency. Artists can utilise that platform to sell some art-works made during the residency.
Stays for periods longer / shorter than 28 days are possible. Subsequently, there are different levels of fees and grants. 

Expectations towards the artist
Artists are expected to plan at least tentative projects before arrival. Daily meetings and structured weekly sessions are held to help with the project (s).

Artists make a presentation at the end of the residency. This could be made in private.
Artists donate an example of an art-work created at the residency. 

Application information
An artist interested in applying to a residency should write first to enquire about availability of space. A structured application form is sent to the artist if a space is available for the preferred period. The application form is in 3 parts - the first asking contact details and information on profile and examples of 3 past works. The second part is used only if an applicant wishes to apply for a merit grant. The third part is relevant only if a need grant is sought.

Artists can start communicating at any time during the year.

More details are available on the profile page '365 Haridwar' at ResArtis and our website AZIMVTH.org 

Spiritual, Experimental, and Performance Arts Upon Ganges / Himalayas, Haridwar, India

Spiritual, Experimental, and Performance Arts Upon Ganges / Himalayas, Haridwar, India

Location
India

No application deadline / Open call

Residency starts
01/01/2018

Residency ends
31/12/2020

More information
http://azimvth.org/artists/

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