Deadline: Open call

Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency - Varanasi, India

Kriti Artist Residency Varanasi - India Offers studio for all media.

Over the past 10 years Kriti established a place for artists and the local audience to interact with art and artists.

Kriti gallery exhibits all forms of 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 practice your art, live in an art community and enjoy the creative time.

Scholars and craft specialists are welcome.
The owners are living on site and are available for questions and support, ideas and discussions. 

More than 120 artists from all over the world practicing all different kind of art forms were hosted so far.

Kriti actively works with local educational institutions e.g. Banaras Hindu University and schools, e.g. for workshops, art talks and gallery/artist visit and exchange. 

We collaborate with local communities e.g. silk weavers, wood/metal/potters as well as miniature painters.

Varanasi being an ancient city of culture, religion, spirituality and heritage offers many opportunities for creative work. It is a big city visited by lots of pilgrams during festivas and the year. Cows walking in the streets, outdoor farmer markets, sarees, tempels, festivals are a few aspects that make life in Varanasi colorful. 

The residency is located about 3km away from the river, easy to reach. Though we are in the city, we are 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.

The residency is ideal for single travellers.

Applications are possible at any time. No formalities, please send us an Email with your CV, artist statement and describe your ideas for your residency.

Exhibitions, workshops or studio visits are optional.

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.

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.
The monthly fee includes all food from Monday through Saturday.
Provisions for breakfast/ snacks; vegetarian only lunches and dinners (cooked Monday through Saturday), fully furnished accommodation, electricity, filter water.
Includes airport pick up and a city walk upon arrival.
The cost is US $ 1340 plus taxes for the 2-room studio and US $ 1040 plus taxes for the 1-room studio.

Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency - Varanasi, India

Kriti Gallery & Artist Residency - Varanasi, India


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