Call for entries
Deadline: 30 September 2011

Artist Residency in Rajastan/India
20 Dec 2011 – 2 Jan 2012

It’s a great honor for us to invite visual and performing artists and
art critics for the ‘Sowing Seeds Artist Village Residency’ in the most
colorful State of India, which is known for its rich cultural tradition.
The people themselves define the beautiful and varied aspects through
different colors.

Visual artists, performing artists, art critics and local community
will collaborate to create work about environment and social development
in rural Rajasthan (INDIA).There will be opportunities for
collaborative work that interacts with the rural environment.

“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 social environment 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 exchange the
challenges required to organize such a contemporary artist village
residency within rural areas and thus giving rise to a new era in art.


The key to our Artist residency projects will
be creating local community collaboration to create works related to
environment and social development in the village Gelawas, Barmer,
Rajasthan (INDIA)

The artist residency will bring together 15 international artists
practicing in a wide variety of media, collaboration, outdoor sculpture,
documentation, or performing to bring benefit to a specific site and
share ideas and methods for a period of 14 days in the village Gelawas,
Barmer, Rajasthan (INDIA).

The artists residency will provide the selected artists with full
lodging and food, work space, local transportation and a small material

Residency period
* 20th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012 [14-days]

Eligible applicants
* Young and emerging visual
artists, performing artists and critics – Artists who are able to stay
at village Gelawas 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 and collaborate with local people and participate in the exchange program,
How to apply
* Applicants should fill in all the required fields in the application form

* We will accept applications via e-mail
* Submitted information is only used for selection and not for any other purpose.
* Applications must be received by 30 th September 2011.

* Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
* Applications will not be accepted if there is any deficiency or if required information is missing.
* Results will be announced in the beginning of 15th October 2011

* All applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, will be informed of the results. A total of 15 artists will be selected.

Applications & inquiries should be addressed to

MOBILE NO +91-9892672877 or +91-9314722004

Vagaram Choudhary
(program officer)
Kaman art foundation

Sowing Seeds2011(International Artist Village Residency)
near the ram gadi, kaga aria,
jodhpur, barmer 342001