Deadline: Open call

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

Explore the resemblance of the story of Moses with that of an older one – Krishna in India.

Description of residency program
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 all 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’. Under threat from the ruling king, Krishna is carried away across the river in a basket. He is considered the most recent (3000 BC) of the reincarnations of Lord Vishnu, one of the trinity in Hinduism. Later, the story of Moses, in a distant land, follows a similar track.

While Krishna is associated with a lot of art, it is Lord Ganesha, the enabler of new beginnings, who is the deity for arts.

Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva, one of the trinity, is the patron of arts. ‘Aum’ (or Om) is associated with him.

06 Aug Friendship Day
07 Aug Sanskrit Day / Sister’s Day
14 Aug Lord Krishna Birth Day
15 Aug Independence Day/ Dahi Handi
25 Aug Lord Ganesha Birth Day

“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.”

Duration of residency
28 days or 7 days. An artist may arrive and depart before or after the specified dates so that she is able to participate for the 28 or 7 days.

Stay of a lesser or more duration is also possible.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
365 Haridwar presents a specific cultural context and enables unlocking of associated opportunities. Every selected artist receives a customised treatment, assistance, and access to equipments and resources based on the specific individual needs and prior discussions.

Artists involved with the following disciplines are invited to apply.

* Visual Art
* Educational Programmes
* New Media
* Animation
* Printmaking
* Curatorial
* Administrative
* Film Making
* Architecture
* Sculpture
* Dance
* Textile Art
* Music
* Literature

An artist stays in one of the 3 private en-suite rooms on a single occupancy basis.

Studio/ workspace
Artists use, on a shared basis, studio spaces of one 500 sq. ft. and roof-top (2nd floor) within the premises of 365 Haridwar. The third room has its own private studio space within the room.

Within walking distance of 500 metres inside the cluster (of which 365 Haridwar is a part), there are many more options for studio space. 

Fees and support
The fee details are given below.

28 days USD 1450
07 days USD 500
An artist participating for other durations pays in the relevant multiples of the amounts mentioned above.

365 Haridwar offers a grant of only USD 500 to each selected artist for a residency of 28 days. The balance amount is to be arranged by the artist concerned.

365 Haridwar works to create additional and newer sources of funding for an artist who wishes to stay for more than 28 days.
Further, newer value-adds can be looked at. 365 Haridwar provides an in kind support, based on specific situations, as if the artist is a friend and family.

One person (qualified below) per selected artist is invited to stay with the artist on a twin-sharing basis accompanying the artist. 365 Haridwar offers a 50% discount to the following kinds of accompanying persons. * child of age between 6 and 12 * senior citizen * person with managed infirmity * person with disability 365 Haridwar doesn’t have a prior experience of receiving a person with disability. The premises have not be reviewed with a disability angle. Still, the largest room at the ground floor can be made available to an accompanied person with disability. Though nestled amidst forests, river, and mountains, Haridwar town is semi-rural. The terrain in the cluster is largely plain, except for the areas proximal to Ganges.

More detailed information on fees and grants is available in a downloadable pdf file on the residency website in the area 'TARIFF'. The weblink is also given in this call.

Expectations towards the artist
Resident artists are invited to share their experiences and outcomes, in which ever way, with local persons on a one-off basis and with the world online. However, this is optional and not obligatory.

Application information
In the first instance, an applicant desirous of participating with 365 Haridwar, the International Artist Residency programme at AZIMVTH Ashram, is requested to write a brief e-mail at giving details of the dates and duration of the intended stay. This form needs to be completed and submitted only after the applicant receives intimation of availability of a place and stay at 365 Haridwar.

The form is in 3 sections. Section A is mandatory for all applicants. An applicant seeking the Merit Grant needs to complete Section B as well. An applicant seeking the Need Grant needs to complete all the 3 sections.

More detailed information on the application process and the application form is available in a downloadable pdf file on the residency website in the area 'TARIFF'.

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Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture


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