NAMASTE!!!(A warm welcome) from KALASRISHTI,
KALASRISHTI ART welcomes International Artists around the world and we intended cross cultural discourse through visual art form as well as infuse local art into diverse art practice from the world.
Gujarat is one of the oldest states in India which represents Indian arts and crafts at its best. Gujarat is one of the states which are truly blessed with a rich culture and tradition.
This state carries glorious culture since ancient years that has managed to survive till date and will continue to survive. Gujarat’s art and crafts are the most unique and are not only popular within the Indian continent but all across the world. Most of the artisans in this state are normally the villagers who took initiative in creating these masterpieces of art and craft which was mainly for their households which later on only turned out to become a major industrial part of the state. This industry of art and crafts of Gujarat consists of a number of jewellery, metalwork, embroidery, furniture, clay items, handmade carpets (durries), stone crafts and other materials. In Jamnagar, the brass industry is considered to be one of the largest in India.
Gujarat is truly blessed with its strong and resonating tradition of Handicrafts. It differs in the segment of its patterns to the element of exquisite Artifacts in various forms. It stands versatile and unique with diverse arts and crafts – it is simply a mixed combination with aesthetic appeal. This state which holds a very rich culture and tradition gives immense importance to its Arts and Crafts not only from the aesthetic point of view but also from the commercial point of view.
our programmes is slightly different as it organize in Rural Areas in INDIA. these places we choose carefully to fulfil each programmes worth in terms of our intent to collaborate local Tradition/Craft/Art with international art forms and where amazing art tradition lives. Gujarat has wide range of tribal and folk art forms in its different regions which is precious gems of the state. so participant can really enjoy/interact/ learn it with this residency.
we have in house local artisans to teach you traditional crafts.
Normally, we provide opportunity to participants to explore culturally rich area of our land where real Tradition and culture lives and encourage participant to explore it / work with them.
KALASRISHTI invites application from International Artists,Photographers,Writers,Poets,Nature Lovers,Cultural Tourists and Craft learners to be part of Us for the current year programmes.
We are based in Ahmedabad ,Gujarat in INDIA, a fast growing modern, culturally very rich state of INDIA. Kalasrishti is a space where creative minds devoted to diverse disciplines can create, interact and reflect upon any area of their choice. Exchange of techniques, experiences, and skills across the countries under the ambit of a facilitated residency is always useful in understanding of diversities in culture.
1. RAJASTHANI MINIATURE PAINTING WORKSHOP JAIPUR: (APRIL-MAY-JUNE)
Number of Participants: total 8
Accommodation: Host residence,a room with attached toilet bath,with all facilities
FEES: US$1200/-(includes air cooled accommodation+food+laundry)
you will be support for everything you need.
this exciting life time memorable 3 months long certificate learning programme start on 1st april and you will learn miniature painting from local traditional artist from Jaipur by staying at their home.
Indoor as well as open air studio space .
2. food and Accommodation.
3. local transportation.
4. support for your project.
5. local sight-seeing.
6. exhibition/ interaction platform.
7 free wi-fi.
8 chargeable laundry service.
we provide three vegetarian meals per day with tea/coffee (included in fees).
we have 2 twin as well as 2 single sharing accommodation available with chair table, fan, adequate lighting , charging point, tea/coffee maker,ward-robe for each one, attached toilet.
in summer we equipped rooms with Air-con.
we have 2 indoor studio space of about 15 x 15 feet is available along with writing table and a chair, though we have vast open space to work and we support 24x7 for your requirement regarding project/artwork.
2. ARTIST RESIDENCY: (OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER-JANUARY)
Duration: 7-20 days (start from 1st of each month)
Number of Participants: total 8
Accommodation: 4 twin sharing large airy rooms and 3 single rooms with AC, Toilet,table-chair, open space, varandah,
FEES: US$1600/-(includes accommodation+food )
HOW TO APPLY:
ANY VISUAL-ARTISTS,PHOTOGRAPHERS,WRITERS OR POETS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.
To Apply / Any query / Inquiry please drop us a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
we accept applications round the year and we dont follow a proper fill-in-the-form format but a plain write up about intent to work,your desired dates and proof of your past works is enough.
we have minimum 15 days of long residency each month so apply accordingly.
How to Reach: AHMEDABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT connected with all major countries directly or you can take flight to mumbai and come to ahmedabad via rail/road. Ahmedabad is a fast developing mega city of India.
The intent of this programme is to support atisan /craft-person In India.