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The Residency

SHILPAYAN Studio International Artist Residency’s aim is to provide a Natural, Harmony-based open platform where creativity can unfold. Residents stay, create & bond in a unique atmosphere and entirely new environment where they can develop their artwork, free from accustomed distractions. Here, collaboration and experimentation is encouraged. Many exciting exchanges and dialogues among artists, artisans, architects are encouraged. Shilpayan Studio also promotes and celebrates the local community’s artistic and cultural identity while also introducing art and culture of others (Indian and International guests) back to the community. This intercultural exchange broadens everyone’s experiences and fosters art appreciation. Alibag being a couple of hours from Mumbai ensures there is a healthy flow of Art Enthusiasts, Stake holders and Artists.

Shilpayan Studio Artist Residency hosts artists from September to March each year, with accommodations available for up to 6-12 residents at one time.

Artists of all disciplines are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply. Open to emerging and established artists.

Shilpayan Studio will provide:

  • Accommodation

  • Meals (Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

  • Tea (coffee on request)

  • Immunity booster Kadha

  • Studio spaces

  • Exhibition opportunity

  • Invitation letter

  • Internet

  • Electricity

  • Basic kitchen

  • Printer B/W

  • First aid kit (medical box)

  • Basic tools

  • ​We have a  Naturopathic Wellness Therapy center on campus

Shilpayan Studio residency provides Two types of working spaces where artists can explore their art and ideas in the rural Coastal environment; at Shilpayan indoor studio, the outdoor farm environment, and in Shubhanan Wellness Retreat Campus

Accommodation consists of:

  1. Shared room (with bed and bedding), meals, open landscape, electricity, water.

  2. Dome Accommodation on a chargeable basis with Private accommodation & Kitchenette.

Application criteria:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, artists will be selected subject to motivation, work sample and availability.

If accepted:

Applicants will be notified by email. A non-refundable deposit of $150 USD will be required to hold the applicant’s spot. An official invitation letter can be sent upon request of the applicant.

Artist responsible for:

  • $500 USD Residency fee per month [including Food & Accommodation ]

  • $350 USD Residency fee per month [ Accommodation only ]

  • Travel costs

  • Art materials

  • Travel insurance

Artists are responsible for travel, visa, materials, entertainment, food costs outside of the residency, and insurance.

Artists should arrange his/hers own insurance to cover any possible accident, loss or damage (including but not limited to health insurance and general liability insurance) during their stay in India.

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