Deadline: 09/12/2018

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

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Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture
01 – 28 August 2018 (28 days)

“The world is a spiritual paradox
Invented by a need in the Unseen,
A poor translation to the creature’s sense
Of That which for ever exceeds idea and speech,
A symbol of what can never be symbolised,
A language mispronounced, misspelt, yet true.”

India has 22 recognised languages. And 36 states and union territories. It is only the state of Uttarakhand (in which AZIMVTH Ashram is situated) whose official language is Sanskrit, the mother of Indian languages. Only Hindi language is written in the same script as Sanskrit. Like AZIMVTH, an old Hindi society is part of the Arya Samaj cluster.

Haridwar and Babylon both mean ‘Gate to God’.

Teej is a festival celebrated in Haridwar by women in the rainy season. Haridwar is holy as oceans were churned using Vishnu’s snake.

Mid-month is the Independence Day of India, and that of few other countries. Swastika, a Sanskrit word, means well. It has been in use the world over, including Switzerland. Singapore word also has Sanskrit origin. Ganesha idols have been found in Bujang (Sanskrit: snake) valley in Malaysia. Queen Suriratna of ancient South Korea was from Ayodhya on the banks of river Sarayu, a tributary to Ganges, about 700 km downstream Haridwar. Indonesia gifted a statue of Goddess Saraswati to the US.

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

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 - August

06 Friendship Day
15 Independence Day India, South Korea
26 Sanskrit Day, Women’s Equality Day
01 National Day of Switzerland
06 National Day of Jamaica
09 National Day of Singapore
17 National Day of Indonesia
31 National Day of Malaysia

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

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

Location
India

Application deadline
09/12/2018

Residency starts
01/08/2019

Residency ends
28/07/2019

More information
http://azimvth.org/2017/06/08/sanskrit-babylon-inspirations-from-languages-art-culture/

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