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Sowing Seeds 2010 – International Artist Village Residency

“Sowing Seeds” is a project that intends to create dialogues and exchanges amongst artists beyond their national identity and serves as an opportunity for rural artists to meet, share and exchange ideas, visions, and diverse views in order to create a deeper understanding of art. It acts as a medium of developing and improving the artistic impressions of experts as well as emerging artists.

As an alternative art space in India, “Sowing Seeds” is geared to meet the challenges required to organize such a contemporary artist village residency within rural areas and thus giving rise to a new era in art.

Target Group

  • Young and emerging artists, critics (under 40 years old)
  • Artists who are able to stay at village Andore for the designated period of time.
  • Artists who are able to produce results of his or her residence activities, e.g. exhibitions, performances, concerts or presentations.
  • Artists who are able to communicate with local people and participate in the exchange program, e.g. talks, lectures and workshops.

Number of Residencies

  • 6 visual artists of any nationality living outside India,
  • 6 visual artist living in India or living abroad with Indian nationality,
  • 2 performance artists of any nationality,
  • 1 art critic of any nationality.

Duration

17 – 30 December 2010 (14-days)

Residency Value

The key to the artist village residency is the fine interaction (Sowing Seeds) of village life with its natural habitat and to understand how beautifully they derive their inspiration for a creative urge from these natural resources.

  • The artist residency will bring together 15 international artists practicing in a wide variety of media, to work among each other, and share ideas and methods for a period of 14 days in the serene village of Andore.
  • The artists residency will provide the selected artists with full lodging and food, working space, local transportation and a small material stipend.
  • All visual/performance artist are hereby free to explore their thought by making the best use of all that is provided.

Application

  • Applicants should fill in all the required fields in the application form.
  • Applications are accepted via e-mail or post. E-mail is preferred.
  • Submitted information is only used for selection and not for any other purpose.

E-mail your application form to info [at] kamanartfoundation.com (please replace [at] with @), or if you prefer traditional mail, mail it to the address below:

Kaman Art Foundation
C/O Bhupat Dudi
Near Ram Gadi, Kaga Area
Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Pin code 342001
India