Deadline: Open call

Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

Oktoberfest – sip of celestial Ganges. Astronomy meets astrology.

Description of residency program
The United Nations has the most number of observations in the 2nd half of its calendar in the month of October.

The Hindi / Sanskrit term for the Milky Way galaxy (pictured above) is Akash Ganga or the Celestial Ganges alluding to the story of the heavenly Ganges landing on Earth near Haridwar.

The prefix Mahatma or Great Soul got added to Gandhi ji’s name when he was staying at the Gurukul Kangri, the first of the part of the cluster of Arya Samaj institutions, of which Arya Nagar is also a part where AZIMVTH Ashram is situated.

Deepavali (English: Rows of Lights) is the major festival of India. It signifies the spirit Asto Ma Sad Gamaya, Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya, Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya – ‘Take me from falsehoods to the truth, darkness to light, death to salvation.’ This was part of the closing score of movie Matrix and is taken from Brihat Aranyaka Upanishad (300 BC).

01 Oct International Day of Older Persons
02 Oct International Day of Non-Violence / Gandhi Birthday
05 Oct World Teachers’ Day
10 Oct World Mental Health Day
04 – 10 World Space Week
11 Oct International Day of the Girl Child
12 Oct World Sight Day
16 Oct Ayurveda Day /World Food Day
19 Oct Deepavali
27 Oct World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

“In us too the intuitive Fire can burn;
An agent Light, it is coiled in our folded hearts,
On the celestial levels is its home:
Descending, it can bring those heavens here.”

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. 

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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Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges


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