The ‘Artist in Residency’ is a six-week research based program with the aim of portraying Nepal in a contemporary context, defying its prior stereotyped image. Artists will construct their works by studying either of the five cities inside the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur Kirtipur and Thimi. The residency will commence with a five-day ‘home-stay’ which will allow them to interact closely with local families and get a first hand insight of peoples’ lives in that particular community. Working outside their preferred comfort zone, the artists are challenged to think and react to unfamiliar environments. The rest of five weeks will be used for creating artwork at Lasanaa’s Live Art Hub in Lazimpat. The current call is for the city of THIMI.
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT:
Portfolio of work (10 -15 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.
STIPEND: A nominal stipend will be given to participating artists along with art materials (canvas/paint)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 26, 2011 by 5 PM
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9741043333/ 9851026155 for further enquiries.