Deadline: 30/06/2019

The Longest Poem: (& Colourful Equinox) by An Immortal Man

Celebrate colours this Equinox, paint water, make poetic happiness in forests

01 – 28 March 2019 / 2020 (28 days)

“Poems in largeness cast like moving worlds
And metres surging with the ocean’s voice
Translated by grandeurs locked in Nature’s heart
But thrown now into a crowded glory of speech
The beauty and sublimity of her forms,
The passion of her moments and her moods
Lifting the human word nearer to the god’s.

Mahabharata (Sanskrit: the great tale of the Bharata,) wriiten by Ved Vyasa in Haridwar in 9th century B.C. is the longest (1.8 million words) poem. It is roughly ten times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined.

The teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (born 1486 C.E.) were brought to the West by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad (born 1896) who later founded ISKCON movement.

Holi is the festival of colours.
Water, the elixir of life is worshipped on the Cheti Chand festival.
Ved Vyasa and Hanuman are 2 of the 7 Chiranjiv, the immortal beings.


FOR

  • Sanskrit / Hindi
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography
  • Visual art
  • Documentary
  • Performance art
  • New media
  • Linguistics
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Education
  • Everybody
  • Art of Life

FACILITIES

  • Visiting Ganges ghats, temples, ashrams
  • Pilgrim interactions
  • Local collaborations
  • Exhibit
  • Print media coverage
  • Local music instruments
  • Conditional access to a Braille printing press
  • Arts mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Drawing /writing /performing projects

ACCOMMODATION AND STUDIO WORK SPACE

  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Options at other cluster-locations

TARIFF INCLUDES

  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Options at other cluster-locations
  • 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
  • Sachet tea/ 24hrs
  • Daily small basket of fresh flowers
  • Towels, bedding
  • Laundry
  • Ayurveda doctor visit after every 4th day

EXTRA BENEFITS

Twice daily

  • Yoga
  • Breathing exercises
  • Mantra chanting

Once a day

  • Spiritual discourse
  • Spiritual discussion
  • Mentoring and supporting progress of each artist´s project (s)

Once in 4 days

  • Visit by senior Ayurveda doctor

Once a week

  • One day long artist specific guided field excursion
  • Half day-long artist specific guided field excursion

Need specific

  • Life coaching

Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months. One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.

Hindu almanac is a luni-solar calendar. Almost all observances are based on the various waxing and waning phases of Moon. However, some are based on Sun as well, for example, Makar Sankranti. The festivals listed below are edited and regrouped for the sake of convenience of presentations. In some cases, actual dates may vary by a day or so, or even more.

For exact dates and time of observances and eclipses, one may consult his own astrologer or write to AZIMVTH Ashram via ‘Contact’ page.

IMPORTANT DATES

21 Equinox, International Colour Day
19 Reverence of Water
21 UN World Poetry Day
22 UN World Water Day
27 World Theatre Day

SOME OTHER OBSERVANCES
02 Dr. Seuss Day
03 World Wildlife Day
08 UN International Women’s Day
17 World Sleep Day, Day of St. Patrick, Ireland
20 UN International Day of Happiness, UN French Language Day (French)
21 UN International Day of Forests
25 EU Talent Day
31 World Backup Day

HINDU FESTIVALS / OBSERVANCES
Hindu festivals follow a luni-solar calendar. Hence the dates shift every year.
Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months. 

DURATION OF RESIDENCY, FEES, AND SUPPORT
One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.

TARIFF & GRANTS

28 days

  • Standard Fee USD 1450
  • Merit Grant USD 165, Need Grant USD 335, Total Grant USD 500
  • Net Payable Fee USD 950

21 days

  • Standard Fee USD 1250
  • Merit Grant USD 135, Need Grant USD 270, Total Grant USD 405
  • Net Payable Fee USD 845

14 days

  • Standard Fee USD 900
  • Merit Grant USD 85, Need Grant USD 170, Total Grant USD 255
  • Net Payable Fee USD 645

07 days

  • Standard Fee USD 500
  • Merit Grant USD 60, Need Grant USD 125, Total Grant USD 185
  • Net Payable Fee USD 315

EXPECTATIONS TOWARDS THE ARTIST

Artists are pro-actively encouraged and supported to conduct an exhibition / workshop towards the end of the residency. However, it is not obligatory to do so. Artists are expected to contribute an artwork.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Interested artists may first establish a contact to find out availability of a place during their desired dates of residency. This can be done via the online Contact Form available here.

Subsequently, if a place is available, then an interested artist is sent an offline Application Form as a word file. An example of the form is available here.
Usually, the outcome of an application is communicated to an applicant in a week's time.

AZIMVTH Ashram
365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India
AZIMVTH@gmail.com
www.AZIMVTH.org

 

The Longest Poem: (& Colourful Equinox) by An Immortal Man

The Longest Poem: (& Colourful Equinox) by An Immortal Man

Location
India

Application deadline
30/06/2019

Residency starts
01/03/2020

Residency ends
28/03/2020

More information
http://azimvth.org/2018/02/17/the-longest-poem-by-an-immortal/