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ONE WORLD Artist Residency (India)

ONE WORLD Artist Residency

10 June-22 July and Sept 05 – Dec 28, 2018 ( 250$ to 350$USD per week per person )


One WORLD One FAMILY : Semi sponsored Artists Residency :

Kalanirvana invites established and emerging artists,photographers, architects, writers, curators, cultural managers, performing artists etc  for perusing their artistic exploration and experience Indian Culture, Art and its vibrant heritage to get inspired or to do research. To support the artists from all disciplines KIAR partly sponsor the Selected Residents Artists for city tour , air port pick up and drop and Local transport, cultural tour, workshop and art interaction with local artists. To apply please register with us .

Key Points:

1.Half sponsored
3.Learn Indian Cuisine ( three minimum and maximum 7 )
4.Learn Indian language ( basics)
4. Workshop
5. Exhibition for residents who stays more than 25 days
6. Interaction with Indian family
7. Enjoy Bollywood film and music
8. Host by Global Curator

This Residency Program is part of the US-INDIA Cultural Exchange Program and CCC : Commonwealth Culture Cult ( countries of commonwealth nations ). To know more about US-INDIA  Cultural Exchange, and CCC please click here.

Benefits: The artists will participate to understand, experience and learn about Indian culture and art and it will be a exchange of culture in true sense during their stay at KIAR Artists Residency. The artists will be able to explore the world famous temple architecture dates back to 6th century till date and various crafts and textiles and hand made fabrics as well a true spiritual Indian culture.

There are a lot of  important places to explore in terms of art, architecture, craft, culture, heritage, textile, wild life , religious monuments of Hinduism,Jainism,Buddhism and a lot of delicious food and beaches to relax.



MONSOON 2018 – June 10 – July 22 ( Application dead line 20th April 2018 )

FALL 2018– Sept 05 – Dec 28 ( Application dead line 20th July 2018 )

WINTER 2019 – Jan 07 – Feb 08 ( Application dead line 20th Nov 2018 )

( Based on availability )


After deduction of stipend for  15 days Residency Artist Pays : ( Residency Fee 1000$- Stipend 300$) 700$USD

Note: COST OF 15 days  RESIDENCY : 1000 $USD per person : KIAR Stipend per person  : 300 $USD

After deduction of stipend for  30 days Residency Artist Pays : ( Residency Fee 1500$- Stipend 500$) 1000$USD

Note: COST OF 30 days  RESIDENCY : 1500 $USD per person : KIAR Stipend per person  : 500 $USD

700$ USD for 15 days per person 1000$ USD for 30 days per person on twin sharing.

750$ USD for 15 days per person 1100$ USD for 30 days per person on single occupancy.

Extra Fee : For Puri and Konark and Craft village  Extra : 250$ – 260$ per person onward depends  on number of days .

Note : Each applicants has to pay 100 $USD ( not returnable ) within 12 days of the approval  date of the application to reserve the place. Otherwise it will be open for others.

Residency Fee  includes:

  • Accommodation + Food + Work Space + Electricity and Taxes

KIAR Sponsor :

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Workshop on Indian Art and Culture
  • Dinner /Lunch with Indian Family ( optional )
  • Culture Tour
  • Bollywood Film Ticket and Tour ( optional )
  • City Tour
  • Local Transport of City Tour
  • WIFI
  • First Aid Medicines

Residency Fee does not includes:

  • Air Travel from your country
  • VISA
  • Entry tickets for different sites
  • Personal expenditure
  • Personal Transport cost not comes under residency fee
  • Art Materials


Application who/how : 

Ans: This project is for Artists ( from all forms of art ) on twin sharing from any nationality .

One can send Digital Application with latest bio-data and 10 images of your best works with.jpg format and  each file should be of minimum  3mb or more to info.kalanirvana@gmail.com  with heading ‘One World Residency- International ‘ .
Selection procedure :By Committee and curator

Expectations towards the artist

1. All residents are expected to do a power point presentation on their work and their country ( only for residents staying more than 25 days )

2. All the residents has to contribute something to the collection of the international collection for the exhibition which will be at the end of the residency. ( only for residents staying more than 25 days )

Presentation of artists’ work : Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Setting : Urban with Rural feel ( traditional and spiritual as well as modern )
Accomodation :     Private and Shared rooms
Working language(s) : English and Hindi


  • 24-hour access to studio together with other artists
  • The opportunity to work uninterrupted in our studios at the residency venue
  • Access to an individual adviser
  • Opportunity of workshop with Indian Traditional Artists
  • Printer and Scanner
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Open kitchen
  • Printer ( with minimal charges )
  • Open Studio
  • Roof top

General information about KIAR

Organisation founded in :2010.

Residency program since :2011

Brief description of organisation :

The Residency was established in Hyderabad in 2011 and shifted to Bhubaneswar in 2016.
Located in the heart of the eastern India, in Bhubaneswar, the cathedral city (state of Odisha, India), KIAR is an international cultural center dedicated to artistic creation, cultural exchange and Culture Tour. It develops and hosts artistic residence, exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to art and culture
The purpose of  KIAR BBSR is to provide an ideal retreat style project space for creative people to reconnect and build on their creativity while continuing their artistic journey. Emerging and established artists, curators, photographers and writers with an identified project and a commitment to concentrated work are encouraged to apply.
KIAR Bhubaneswar consists of a private self-contained cabin within the property of a larger house and studio. The Residency is approximately 270 sq meters that includes one small private bedroom, four shared bed rooms  and 4 bathroom, kitchenette and large studio room , one Small Gallery , one roof top sitting area, one 2400 sq feet garden area , free WIFI, comfortable furniture. The courtyard and gardens are very suitable for a organic vegetation.. Each guest of KIAR BBSR is provided with bed covers. We do not provide towels.. The kitchenette has a gas stove top with plates, a toaster, sink, a bar fridge. There are basic supplies such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee, teapot, coffee plunger etc. We also have a washing machine for our residents .
The rooms do not have computers but there are plenty of power points for equipment. For 24-hour regular internet use, guests are encouraged to bring their own mobile wireless broadband device. Residencies are available from minimum Two WEEKS  to  maximum THREE Months. ( If one want to apply for more than 3 months has to request separately ).

It is an Artists run residency program. Because the project is still young, it offers the artists in residency much freedom to create a format, which works for the individual, as well as the possibility to take part in the shaping of the DIFFERENT PROJECTS we are having in pipeline.

Resident artists have 24-hour access to the space, and we encourage the participants to work and be present on site as much as possible during the duration of the residency. When committing to this project, the artist must agree to stay the duration of the term (it is not possible to stay just a few weeks, etc.) Regardless, the participant is responsible for paying the entire participation fee.

We wish that the space be an open environment and welcome visitors to come by to visit during the working process.

Kalanirvana is a very vibrant and energetic Residency, where a lot of importance given to new ideas and approaches. There is a participation fee to be paid by each artist . We also ask the artists to donate 1 – 3 small works (drawings, prints, photographs…) for our Collection and in return we will curate an exhibition for their work at a gallery.

You can expect an intensive time of work and exchange in our cozy creative work space . The exhibition will be seen by a broad audience. You will become part of the KALANIRVANA network including the possibility to participate in future exhibitions organized by KALANIRVANA and an eventual appearance in a future catalog.

The Objectives of KIAR : BHUBANESWAR are to :

1- Encourage contemporary artistic creation.
2- Develop intercultural exchanges between Indian and international artists, through interaction,workshop and exploration and analysis .
3-Produce the creation of new shows by Kalanirvana International Art Center.
4-Promotion in the International ART Magazine, EMERZING STARS.
5-Represent international companies within Indian networks of distribution (festivals, Art …) and Indian companies within international networks.
6- Organize, in its art center , national and international artist residences that offer the opportunity to disconnect from over-communication and  busy urban life to reconnect with an organic and  quite Indian atmosphere  in an Urban city.
7- Organize culture tour and seminars in the heart of the Indian Cultural City, allowing our guests to know each other and explore true Indian culture  through a series of activities related to well-being: yoga, meditation, cooking, walking, beaching, learning local craft and art, cycling, organic gardening, visit of the world biggest zoo for white tigers, experiencing Indian family, festivals, Bollywood Films etc.
8- Facilitate links with the neighboring community through the exchange of information and know-how in the fields of arts and environmental education.

Disciplines and media

  • Visual Art
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Research
  • Cultural Exchange

Type of organisation

  • Artist-Curator Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Duration of KIAR Residency

  • January 05th 2018-December 28th 2018 ( closed in APRIL and MAY 2018)

Number of artists resident at one time: 7

Companions allowed : Only if Artist
Grants available : Partial Grant  for students artists group under 30 year age. For Travel grants Artists has to take care of their own grants as this is a self funded organisation.

How to reach ( for cheaper flight please click here )

By train  : Bhubaneswar is well connected from all most all big cities like Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

By plane : Bhubaneswar is an International airport. And also it is well connected from all metro cities of India like Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur.

VERY Important Tips for Affordable AIRLINE:

1.Book your ticket at least 45 to 60 days before the travel date to get best price.

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3.Book international flight to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkoata or Bhubaneswar as per your country ( For example : if you are flying from EUROPE, N. America, S. America, Africa the best option to go for New Delhi or Mumbai ; If you are flying from Middle East it is good for go for Mumbai, If you are flying from Russia and Central Asia then best is to fly to New Delhi ; If you are from south Asia , Australia, NZ, it is best to go for Kolkata ; If you are flying from Malaysia or Singapore you can directly go for Bhubaneswar  ) . From New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata you can take domestic flights and there are plenty of options and it will reduce the cost to almost 20% to 50 % depends on your date of booking and starting location.

Nearest airport : Bhubaneswar airport : New Delhi Airport : Mumbai Airport : Kolkata airport : Bangalore Airport : Hyderabad Airport


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