Deadline: Open call

Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency - Varanasi, India

Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency offers a platform for artists of all medias to live and work.

Description of residency program
Kriti runs a gallery and art residency. Over the past 10 years Kriti established a place for artists and the local audience to interact with art and artists.

The gallery exhibits contemporary art from all over the world and all fields of arts; fine arts, photography, installations and traditional Indian art, there are music/dance concerts and lectures.

At Kriti Residency you will find a space and environment to practice your work, explore new ideas or collaborate with local communities.
Over the past 11 years the residency hosted about 120 artists from all fields of art and origins.

Kriti works actively with local educational institutions e.g. Banaras Hindu University and schools, e.g. for workshops, art talks and gallery/artist visit. Kriti collaborates with other artist projects in other Indian cities e.g. miniature painting workshops in Udaipur, photo shootings in Mumbai or Calcutta etc..

Next to the residency and gallery, Varanasi being a wealthy city of culture, religion, spirituality and heritage we collaborate with local craftsmen e.g. silk weavers, metal, potters and many more.

The residency is located about 3km away from the river, 10 min by bicycle rickshaw, surrounded by a big garden for contemplation, reading, gatherings and work. We are in a semi-modern residential area with shops, hospital and traffic around us.

About the residency,
life in the residency is like a commune, a big family working and living with private space but also common space. We organize trips in the area, go for walks in the city, see Bollywood movies or local concerts, have dinners or go for a party.

There is the common dining space in the kitchen, the garden and it’s sitting spaces and a washing machine.
There is a yoga studio around the corner and possibilities to learn music, dance and singing in the city.

The monthly fee includes provisions for breakfast/ snacks; vegetarian only lunches and dinners (cooked Monday through Saturday), fully furnished accommodation, electricity, water. Includes airport pick up and a city walk upon arrival.

The director and curator lives on the campus.

Duration of residency
The minimum at the residency is one month and longer on the basis of a calendar month.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
For the artist in residency application it’s our interest to invite artists who are eager to interact with the local culture and life.
Our appication process is informal and possible at any time.
Please share some information about your artistic work so far, an artist statement/resumee and let us know what you would like to work on during your stay in the residency.

Two-room studios/apartments (about 40 sqm each, bedroom with AC+fan, the studio room with fan, a private bathroom/hot water).

One-room studio (private bathroom/hot water, AC+fan) is available at single occupancy.

Studio/ workspace
Four two-room studios - bedroom, working room, private bathroom

One one-room studio - bedroom cum working room, private bathroom

Fees and support
US $ 1340 + taxes for the 2-room studio includes accomodation and food ( vegetarian only from Monday - Saturday )
US $ 1040 + taxes for the 1-room studio includes accomodation and food ( vegetarian only from Monday - Saturday )

Expectations towards the artist
Exhibition, talks, workshops are optional and have to be discussed before the start of the residency.

Application information
Informal application through Email any time possible. Decisions are made based on your proposal and availability of studio space.

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Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency - Varanasi, India

Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency - Varanasi, India


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