The Alliance française du Bengale with Institut français en Inde, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Alliance Française du Bengale, Consolato Generale d’Italia and the British Council, in collaboration with Kolkata-based gallery CIMA and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New Delhi, are organising the fourth interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. In 2021, for the first time, the residency will be designed on a digital platform, thus ensuring that the residency will take place notwithstanding the prevailing COVID situation. The digital platform aims to reflect all the elements that gives the participants the feel of actually experiencing the city of Kolkata. The residency will last for nine weeks and is planned to start from mid-September 2021.
The opportunity will enable one artist from each hosting country (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and India) practicing different art forms to work and explore Kolkata together. The artists will work and explore the city together for eight weeks. This is made possible through a digital platform which is being specially designed for the residency.
The aim of this residency is to enable the artist residents to create an individual or collective art project that will be presented at the end of the residency. At the beginning of the project, the selected artists are expected to do a public presentation of their artistic work and their planned project in the form of a short audio-visual presentation of their previous works online. At the end of the residency, the individual or collaborative artistic projects developed during the residency will be presented in an online exhibition, and if possible, also physically in Kolkata, even at a later stage.
In addition to pursuing their own project, the residents are also expected to get involved with the local arts and culture scene, to enable a healthy mutual exchange of creative ideas between the city’s artist community and the artists in residence. All the relevant resources will be provided on the digital platform.
- A scholarship of €2000 for the period of nine weeks.
- Contribution to the production costs required for creating works collaboratively or individually apt for a digital platform at the end of the residency. The payments will be decided by mutual discussions with the respective responsible organisations and will be subjected to mutual approval.