Monday, March 07, 2011

Religare Art: ‘The WhyNot Place’ Residency Programme

Two Deadlines:
March 24, 2011 (POSTMARK)
March 31, 2011 (ONLINE)

‘The WhyNot Place’ Residency Programme
Religare Art
New Delhi INDIA
Session 1: June 15, 2011 – July 14, 2011
Session 2: July 18, 2011 - August 16, 2011

‘The WhyNot Place’ residency programme is a unique art residency organized by Religare Art, a New Delhi based arts organization. Held within the gallery spaces at Religare Art, this residency brings together a select group of emerging and mid-career artists ranging across different media and sensibilities. The residency is intended as a process studio that enables each artist to further their own conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities within a broad thematic framework suggested by a mentor. Using the armature of the shifting nature of the capital city – New Delhi, this residency invites applications to create a dialogue based on the artists own independent interests and practices, to process, critique and digest their impressions of the external and internal landscape in very open ended ways best suited to their pre-existing practice.

 A one month mentored residency for emerging and mid-career artists held in Connaught Place: the heart of New Delhi, in the 12,000 sq ft Religare Art gallery space.
 Exhibition of works created during the month long residency programme at the Religare Art Gallery
 Documentation of the residency process and artworks created followed by the publication of a residency book that will include essays on each resident artist specific to their art practice and process during the programme

 Applicants will be chosen for one of two sessions: (Please indicate if you have a preference. Artists considering site-specific work are requested to apply for session 2.)
Session 1: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – Thursday, July 14, 2011
Session 2: Monday, July 18, 2011 - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

 National and International emerging/ mid- career artists for whom appointment as resident artists might make a significant impact on their art practice. Participant artists will be encouraged to push the boundaries of their practice – materially, educationally and conceptually, expanding their knowledge and consideration
of artistic methodology – what all it can be, what all it can do and what are the several possible ways of doing it in particular to their own practice.
 Please note that we can only cover travel expenses to Delhi from within India. International artists are welcome to apply if they can secure other means of funding and support for their travel to and from India.
Alumni Eligibility: Artists who attended our Residency in the past must wait three seasons before reapplying for a return residency.

 16 artists will be chosen for the 2011 programme, with 8 artists per session. Invitation for residency will be extended based on recommendation from a selection panel consisting of artists, mentors and art professionals.
 2 writers/critics will be chosen for the 2011 programme (one per session)
 Only selected applicants will be notified by Friday, April 15, 2011 with all the appropriate details

Visit website for complete program details:

The WhyNotPlace Residency 2011
No 7 Atmaram Mansion, Level 1
Scindia House, K G Marg,
Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Telephone: +91 11 43727000