What expectations does the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency have of the Artists-in-Residence?
Artists are asked to donate a work to the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency that reflects the significance of their residency.
The residency program is designed to be flexible to reflect the unique processes and preferences of individual artists. Opportunities for artists interested in additional public engagement, open studios and lectures are available, but these interactions are not expected.
What if I cannot stay for the full month ?
We like to schedule residencies between one and three months. We seek to accommodate the schedule of the artists selected by our jury to the best of our ability. Artists are asked to be transparent about the time they can commit, as the demand for studios is high.
How are artists selected for the Residency Program?
We hold four application deadlines each year. A three person jury composed of artists, alumni, curators and/or art educators selects the artists from the applicant pool. Selections are based solely on the work submitted. Jurors do not review resumes, education, location or names of the artists.
Acceptance is competitive, however, because each jury is made of new jurors, each application cycle presents a fresh opportunity.
Does the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency accept applications from collaborative teams?
Yes, the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency does accept applications from collaborative teams. Collaborative teams applying should submit work that represents the collaboration, not individual work.
Are students allowed to participate in the residency program?
The residency program is limited to professional artists who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.
May I bring my partner/spouse/family/pet with me to the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency during my residency?
Sorry, while artists may have visitors, the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency does not allow children, partners, spouses or guests to live on-site with the artist. Pets of any kind are not allowed.
Does the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency offer grants for travel to and from Center?
No, the Residency does not cover expenses for travel or shipping to and from the Center.
What are the live/work spaces like?
The live/work studios vary in size from 300 to 500 square feet. Each studio has a bed, private bathroom and a common kitchen stocked with basic utensils. There are on-site laundry facilities and the Center provides bedding and towels. Artists are asked to supply their own personal items and studio cleaning.
What is the community of Dehgam like?
Dehgam is a extremely friendly north Gujarat community that loves artists. The Artist Home – Dehgam Residency is located just outside the town with easy walking access to restaurants,and coffee shops. Hardware and supply stores are difficult to access without a car, however, arrangements can be made for errands with the Artist Home – Dehgam Residency staff.
Does the residency program provide material resources (like a wood shop, printing press, or fabrication studio)?
If you use complicated production processes, some residency programs can be great for making objects you would otherwise not be able to on your own dime. Most items can be arranged by our staff if informed in advance at actual market price.
Does the residency program require payment of any kind?
The costs are US$ 250 per week for twin occupancy and private studio space (single occupancy) is available for US$ 350 per week for international artists. The charges for Indian residents is Rs 7500 per week for twin occupancy and Rs. 11000 for private studio space (single occupancy). The Artist Home – Dehgam Residency program can also provide concierge services to assist our guests in research, production, translation and networking … all at a nominal additional fees.
What professional development opportunities may be possible through the residency program?
Some of the most prestigious programs invite outside guests (like curators, prominent artists, and collectors) to visit the Residency. Having the opportunity to share your work with art professionals is a valuable aspect of the residency experience.
Interdisciplinary residency programs that host visual artists, writers, filmmakers and other cultural producers can also be excellent ways to be inspired by those working in different media. The Artist Home – Dehgam Residency is well known for its nurturing environment in this regard.
Does the residency program pay for food and housing?
Authentic Indian vegetarian food.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided seven days a week in the dining room by our chef Maharaj.