Deadline: 15/01/2019

Dasein: Therapeutic Residency for Artists of all Genres

Our unrivalled #therapeuticresidencyforartists is ready for 2019 - open to applications from artists

DESCRIPTION AND DURATION OF RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The goal of the residency is to support residents explore themselves and their work; with the aim of empowering them to gain insight into their emotions and their views of the world; thereby enabling them to express themselves in their chosen creative genre. The residencies are intimate in nature, with between 1 to 6 people attending for 1 to 4 weeks; we also welcome couples and/or partners. We have a basic weekly programme; which includes three one to one sessions with a psychotherapist, work sharing/co-creation meetings with local artists (we collaborate with local artists and often take our residents to meet them in their homes/studios; or they come to TATVA to speak with our residents), some group work which take the form of discussions and sharing circles in the event that there are other artists staying with us at the same time as you. The retreat has a distinct family atmosphere; which is also a safe space to emote and create. We cook, eat, laugh, discourse and work together; as well as giving each resident the space and privacy they require. We will take you to areas and events in Goa that most visitors don't see or do; which are picturesque and/or interesting - these include season specific activities such as waterfalls, beaches, interesting cultural events, museums, galleries, heritage sites and architectural Portuguese and Goan gems. We help curate every aspect your stay which entails helping organise additional external activities such as yoga sessions, movement/body work workshops, flora and fauna treks, wildlife and bird watching, boat trips etc; plus free time to explore Goa themselves or just simply relax with the opportunity of immersing yourself in the Goan life. 

ABOUT US
TATVA is a therapeutic retreat situated in one of the most scenic parts of North Goa. Basically the retreat is a big villa built in the Portuguese/Goan style and situated in a quiet and tranquil rural village, which is a farming and fishing community. We are situated on an island; with lovely walks all around and many rivers, lakes and rice paddy fields. Our nearest town, which is only 5 minutes away, is called Aldona.

You may also want to know about the people behind TATVA: The retreat is the home of the two founders: David Stanton and Kripi Malviya. David is British and has worked in mental health for over thirty five years in Europe, Africa and Asia; plus he's been involved in various art projects internationally. Kripi is Indian and is a clinical psychologist, existential psychotherapist and internationally published poet. You can read more about them on this link - https://www.tatvacenter.com/copy-of-philosophy-2 

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUPMENT AND ASSISTANCE
All disciplines, artists will be supported in sourcing equipments locally 

EXPECTATIONS TOWARDS THE ARTIST
Artists who are inquisitive, open minded, emotionally connected, curious about their inner world, empathic, willing to be part of a community that works together and is supportive to one another and interested in investing in the process of self awareness and understanding.

FEES AND SUPPORT
Our starting fee is 500 USD/week. We offer discounts for artists who choose to join for the full duration of 4 weeks. Please note that this Residency is fully artist funded and we do not offer any financial support, fellowships or scholarships at this point. We do however offer acceptance letters to chosen artists if they wish to apply for funding elsewhere.

ACCOMODATION,STUDIO,WORKSPACE
The fee includes all the therapeutic programme input mentioned previously; plus your own double bedded room with balcony, bathroom and use of the kitchen at all times. We also have a drawing room, study, music/reading room, dining room, wifi, large shaded roof terrace and garden - photos of the retreat can bee seen on this link We provide breakfast and either lunch or dinner daily. There is room both inside and out for artists to create.  Photos of the retreat can be found on our website, facebook and Instagram pages. Our social media handle is #tatva_center.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Send us you C.V, work samples and letter of intent to contactus@tatva.center We'd like to have a conversation via Skype; so that we can introduce one another, answer your questions and understand your intent and desire to attend our residency better. Please send us a date and time that's convenient for you this week and send us a Skype contact request to - tatva.center 

Dasein: Therapeutic Residency for Artists of all Genres

Dasein: Therapeutic Residency for Artists of all Genres

Location
India

Application deadline
15/01/2019

Residency starts
01/02/2019

Residency ends
28/02/2019

More information
http://www.facebook.com/events/2092244237480508/?ti=cl

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