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 @ premises of Martin Chautari, Thapathali. The current call is for the city of Bhaktapur, Patan & Kathmandu.
*Residency will be started from December 9, 2011.
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT:
- § Application Form
§ Portfolio of work (8 -10 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, November 25, 2011 by 5 PM