Deadline: 01/03/2019

10 day residency in Kerman, Iran, Summer 2019

Seven Gardens Residency is a new residency that focuses on Iranian handicraft and cooking.

Description of the residency program
Seven Gardens Residency is a new residency in Kerman, Iran, established in Spring 2018. It was named after the Haft Bagh (Seven Gardens) Highway between Kerman and Mahan, where it is located. Haft Bagh is lined with large-scale sculptures, so that even the drive to the residency is an artistic experience. The villa has a courtyard with high walls, where you can enjoy the sunshine in privacy. There is a garden with fruit trees, vegetables, flowers and herbs, and everything is available for you to harvest.
The focus of this residency is Iranian handicraft, food and culture. During your stay at Seven Gardens you will meet local Iranian families, artists and artisans. Iranian people are famously hospitable, and you are sure to feel comfortable and welcome here. A big goal of this residency is to make connections between Iranian and international artists, as the Iranian art world can feel very isolated. Hopefully residents will make connections with locals that last past their time in Iran.
We provide all food, airport pickup and drop off, 1 private bedroom and 2 semi-private bedrooms, shared studio space, workshops, local excursions and one overnight trip in the cost of the program. Travel arrangements and expenses to get to Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani International Airport in Kerman are the responsibility of each individual resident. 

Duration of residency
Ten days

Disciplines and work equipment 
All artists, writers and performers welcome to apply. Please bring your own materials, as there aren't any art stores nearby. Some shared fine art and craft materials and a small library will be available.  

Private and semi-private rooms. 

Shared studio and lots of outdoor space to make work.

Fee structure explained in detail on website. 

Expectations towards the artist
Possibility of a group show at the end of the session, but mandatory. Donations of an artwork very welcome and appreciated, but also not expected. 

Application information
For more information and to apply, please go to our website. 

10 day residency in Kerman, Iran, Summer 2019

10 day residency in Kerman, Iran, Summer 2019


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