8th sowing seeds international Village artist residency, India / Residencies
November 25, 2023
Organization Name: Kaman art foundation
Organization Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
SOWING SEEDS 2024
Sowing Seeds (Beej Bonna) is an interactive artist’s village residency where a residency is held every year. This interactive residency sowed the seeds of a highly creative conjunction among the rural and the contemporary artists. This mile-stone project welcomed different art forms from national and international artists and helped in exchanging art and ideas.
“Sowing Seeds” is a project that intends to create dialogues and exchanges among artists beyond the national identity and serve as an opportunity for rural artists to meet, share and exchange ideas, visions, and diverse views order to create a deeper understanding on art. It acts as a medium of 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 meet the challenges required to organize such contemporary artist village camp (workshop) within rural areas and give rise to a new era in visual art.
The objectives of “Sowing Seeds” are to:
• Create meaningful connections and interactions between rural and contemporary artists
• Develop interrelationships among artists from different geographical locations having varied social, religious and cultural perspectives
• Develop contemporary art ideas using traditional materials and emerging techniques so that it could connect artists to the global art scenario
• Foster collaboration, encourage experimentation, exchanges and dialogues among practicing and emerging artists
• Serve as a platform for regional and international exposure
These artist residencies intent to forge meaningful connections and interactions between rural and contemporary art and artists. Since the art world is rather conventional, we aim to work further on this movement to raise awareness in rural and contemporary art.
8th SOWING SEEDS 2024
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 Badanga, Udaipur, Rajasthan (INDIA)
The artist residency will bring together 15 international artists practicing in a wide variety of media, collaboration, outdoor sculpture, land art, documentation, or performing to bring benefit to a specific site and share ideas and methods for a period of 12 days in the village of Badanga, Rajasthan (INDIA).
The artists residency will provide the selected artists with full lodging and food, work space, local transportation and a small material stipend.
Expenses paid by artist:
We can provide you a letter of selection to support your application for funding if you require
Our organization will provide: Accommodation, Meals, Studio spaces, Exhibition opportunity, Internet, Color Printer. Local sight-seeing.
* 1st February 2024 to 12th February [12-days]
All visual artists, performing artists and critics – Artists who are able to stay at village Badanga 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
Google Form – https://forms.gle/L6YE3PXPp6TSp1T69
Results will be declared by email and on our Art Junction website – https://artjunctionudr.wordpress.com/ by 30th November 2023, after the jury reviews all applications
Applications & inquiries – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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