Deadline: 02/12/2018

A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage

Watch the largest march of pilgrims converge at Haridwar, make water-colours with Ganges, chant Shiv

A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage
01 – 28 July 2019 / 2020

“He made great dreams a mould for coming things
And cast his deeds like bronze to front the years.
His walk through Time outstripped the human stride.
Lonely his days and splendid like the sun’s”.

10 million+ participate in this annual pilgrimage that happens only in Haridwar India. Devotees from across central and northern India begin their journeys the day after sighting of the full moon of Saawan, the 5th month of the Indian calendar. Arriving at the banks of holy Ganga (Ganges) river in Haridwar, they pray, make wishes, and atone. They carry Ganges water in pots balanced at the two opposite ends of a bamboo stick (called Kanwar in Hindi). They walk back to their homes before the next full moon (26 Aug). The holy water is offered at a local Shiva temple.

A whole new local art landscape has emerged – devotional music, dyeing and printing on cotton fabrics, and designing of a variety of water containers. AZIMVTH ashram is situated about 100 meters from Ganges . Walking just outside, they head to their Ganges which is 4 km away.

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 WORKSPACE

  • 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

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 – July

01 Canada Day
04 US Independence Day
14 (France) Bastille Day
17 World Emoji Day
30 UN International Friendship 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
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

A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage

A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage

Location
India

Application deadline
02/12/2018

Residency starts
01/07/2019

Residency ends
28/07/2019

More information
http://azimvth.org/2017/06/06/a-river-on-shoulders-kanwar-pilgrimage/

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