The ‘Artist in Residency’ is a six-week research based program with the aim of portraying Nepal from a different outlook, in a contemporary context, defying its prior stereotyped image. Artists will construct their works by studying either of the four cities inside the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur. The residency will commence with a five-day ‘home-stay’ which will allow them to interact closely with local families therefore getting a first hand insight of peoples’ lives in that particular community. Working outside a comfort zone, this challenges artists to think and react to unfamiliar environments from an outsider’s standpoint hence resulting in a new representation. The rest of five weeks will be used for working for creating artwork at Lasanaa’s Live Art Hub in Lazimpat.
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT:
- Application Form
- Portfolio of work (10 -20 images of recent works)
- A Personal statement of 200-500 words stating your interest and involvement in art and why you would want to participate in this program.
STIPINE: A nominal stipend will be given to participating artists along with art materials (canvas/paint)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, May 26, 2011 by 5 PM
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9741043333/ 9851026155 for further enquiries.