Kala Khoj, Prarthana-Community


The residency program is organised on a case by case bais. There is a great flexibility practised to satisfy the individual artists needs and search. Application are therefore only by email. Assistence is given to obtain grants.

Residency Programme since: 1997
Description of Organisation:

Kala Khoj,is an international artist residency program established in India since 1998. It handles more than 60 artists (visiting and local) annually in collaboration with several indian cultural centers and artists in major cities of India. It also works in close partnership with Pondicherry government, Indian, French, British and German Art/Language Centers of Chennai,Bangalore, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkatta. It organises cultural tours within India for intersted group of visiting artists, arts managers, curators and professors. For performing and visual artists, it is also possible to organise on request exhibitions/workshops and national tour of perfomances in other cities of India. Main focus of Kala Khoj is to enhance/support research/educational aspects of the arts both for young and established artists. The artists are expected come with an open spirit, willing to interact and communicate with local artists and impart training where/when necessary in the local schools.

Organisation founded in: 1997
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
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
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Postal application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    How to reach by plane: Nearest International airport – Chennai, roughly 100 miles (150km) from Auroville.
    How to reach by train: International airport of Chennai. Auroville can be reached by taxi or bus from Chennai airport. Duration: 3 to 4 hours drive. No train to the township of Auroville. On request, a taxi can be sent to the Chennai Airport. Auroville situation on the south-east coast of India, between Pondicherry and Chennai.
    How to reach by car: Options to take a taxi or bus from the airport to reach Auroville
    Street & Number: Auroville
    Postal Code: 605 101
    City: Tamil Nadu
    Country long: India
    Tamil Nadu 605 101 IND
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