Farside Collective

Every year we offer short (2 weeks) & long (1 month) residencies for artists/writers/designers to come to Leh, live with us in our house and produce work around themes discussed between us and the resident artist. Open calls for both short & long term applications are made in January/February every year. Rolling applications for self-directed residencies are also considered mostly in summer (May-October).
We also offer short term workshops in the summer, announcements for the same are made on the website and social media.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

We are Leh’s only artist run studio/project space working from a small house. Our modest studio is based in a small village in Leh called Sankar in Upper Karzoo.

Our works are primarily moving around contemporary arts, graphic design, photography, and films, manifesting into art residencies, zine shows, exhibitions, talks, screenings and publication of art books. We are a lover of books and you will find a great range of readings with us. You are most welcome to visit our studio in Sankar; please call before dropping by, we might have gone to fetch fresh Kashmiri bread and paneer.

We are art book publishers and run a small art book store from our space.

Organisation founded in: 2016
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Meals
  • Computer
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Library
  • Office
  • Photography-Darkroom
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): Variable
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Variable
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Other
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Publication
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Family Life
    • Open Studios
    • Other
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Leh
    Nearest Train Station: Jammu
    Street & Number: Phandey House, Sankar footpath, Upper Karzoo, Leh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
    Postal Code: 194101
    City: Leh
    Phandey House, Sankar footpath, Upper Karzoo, Leh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
    Leh 194101 IND
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