Art Ichol

Art Ichol: A Creative Escape is located in the rural city of Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, India. Our residency program provides the space, tools, and inspiration for artists to experiment and produce works in stone, bronze, clay, and other media. While the visual arts, particularly sculpture, is the primary focus, we welcome applications from those who participate in the literary arts &ndash such as writers and journalists &ndash as well. Our on-site artist aids and technicians allow artists to work in mediums outside of their specialty and non-artists to learn and attempt simple sculpting. With their guidance, residents will have the opportunity to try different art techniques and the freedom to learn and experiment in other crafts. Our center is the first of its kind to offer an outdoor sculpture gallery in India. Our unique sculpture garden displays large works for visitors to enjoy on their way to an indoor gallery, which houses smaller-scale sculptures and two-dimensional works.

Art Ichol: A Creative Escape accepts applicants on an ongoing basis. The duration of residency can be from one week to three months. In addition to the main facilities at Art Ichol, there are two more locations within an eight-kilometer radius: The Maihar Heritage House with a ceramic centre and Amaria: The Writer?s Retreat. Each location provides a different and unique atmosphere. We hope to attract creative individuals by providing the space and resources for them to work and present to them the culture, history, and beauty of India.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Art Ichol: A Creative Escape, is a Gallery Sanskriti initiative. Gallery Sanskriti, located in Kolkata, opened in 1990 to focus on displaying the works of Bengal artists. Over the past 25 years, Gallery Sanskriti expanded its scope to work with a wide range of artists working in all varieties of media. We have hosted art retreats at the Maihar House location until finally deciding to construct a large permanent facility specifically designed for artist residency. Gallery Sanskriti is proud to offer artists the opportunity to visit this region of India and work on a large scale in our open-air studios, and give the locals a beautiful sculpture garden to visit regularly.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Khajuraho
Nearest Train Station: Maihar
How to reach by plane: Closest Airport Khajuraho: (120km away. Travel time 2 hrs.)Airport facility : Jabalpur: (160km away. Travel time 3 hrs.)
How to reach by train: It is between the stations of Katni and Satna.Please Find trains fromwww.indianrail.gov.in/inet_srcdest_clus.htmlMAIHAR Station Code is MAIHAR – MYR
How to reach by car: Satna – Maihar HighwayGoogle Map :https://www.google.com/maps/place/Maihar,+Madhya+Pradesh+485771/@24.5125702,81.3779637,10z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x39838b185bd74827:0x58ddb79a91e65d7b?hl=en-US
Street & Number: Ichol (Via – Maihar),
Postal Code: 485 771
City: Satna, Madhya Pradesh
Ichol (Via - Maihar),
Satna, Madhya Pradesh 485 771 IND
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