KIAR:Kalanirvana International Artist Residency

Name of Residency: ONE WORLD RESIDENCY

Located in the heart of the eastern India, in Bhubaneswar, Kalanirvana International Art center is dedicated to artistic creation, cultural exchange and Culture Tour.

The purpose of KALANIRVANA is to provide an ideal atmosphere and platform for talented and emerging as well as established creative minds to explore and expand their horizon build on their creativity while continuing their artistic journey. Kalanirvana welcomes emerging and established artists, from various forms of art, curators, photographers, film makers, researchers and writers with an identified project and a commitment to fulfill their creative goals with various activities and projects of us.

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

The Residency was established in Hyderabad in 2011 and shifted to Bhubaneswar in 2016.

Located in the heart of the eastern India, in Bhubaneswar, the cathedral city (state of Odisha, India), KIAR is an international cultural center dedicated to artistic creation, cultural exchange and Culture Tour. It develops and hosts artistic residence, exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to art and culture

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Cleaning
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Other
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Depends on artist and the project
    Application process: Open call
    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): DEPENDS on project
    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): Artist must fund their own residency and apply for grants in their own country. KIAR can supply a letter of acceptance or invitation letter to assist with grant applications.. As the Residency is run by Curator, we try to provide partially sponsored Residency programs and some without any sponsor. KIAR, Provide a lot of local support, advice and connection for artists who are interested in research, explore and do documentary in India.As the Residency is run by Curator, it is very good for the artist to feel like home and one get a lot of support and connection regarding exhibition, or connect the right ind of connections in India.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Donation of artwork
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Gardening
    • Family Life
    • Open Studios
    • Other
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar ( Biju Pattnaik International Airport )
    Nearest Train Station: Bhubaneswar Railway Station
    How to reach by plane: Bhubaneswar is an International airport. And also it is well connected from all metro cities of India like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur.Nearest airport : Bhubaneswar airport : Kolkata airport : Vishakhapatnam Airport : Hyderabad Airport
    How to reach by train: Bhubaneswar is well connected from all most all big cities like Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
    How to reach by car: KIAR is 10km from railway station, 8.5 km from airport and 3.5 km from the main bus station. all are connected by UBER,OLA and auto rickshaw.
    Street & Number: GA 196, GA Colony, Bharatpur
    Postal Code: 751003
    City: Bhubaneswar
    Country long: India
    GA 196, GA Colony, Bharatpur
    Bhubaneswar 751003 IND
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