Sam Rit Residency

Name of Residency: Sam Rit Residency

Sam Rit Residency is a model of cultural residency open to creative artists of all mediums, arts managers and arts workers, academics, researchers and students. With options for short and long stays as well as partners and children, Sam Rit Residency program provides an opportunity for those with a creative and cultural interest to experience an authentic rural Thai farming village in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Completely self-contained with a support system in place, this is an opportunity to be immersed in traditional Thai culture and connect with a community for inspiration, contemplation and creation in your field.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Sam Rit Residency was borne out of the desire to create a flexible, inclusive and authentic residency program in the North Eastern village of Sam Rit, Thailand. With additional opportunities such as guided tours, hands-on demonstrations with village locals, to family dinners and market visits, residents can have the chance to inspire new direction and energy in their work whilst escaping from the daily distractions of home/work/school life.

Our program provides options for length of stay around work commitments and enough accommodation for partners and children. We welcome all who are interested – from artists of all mediums, arts managers and arts workers, academics of all disciplines, researchers and students. This cultural residency program offers a rare opportunity of total immersion into real rural Thai life with the comfort and convenience of a self-contained residence with shared facilities and a support network in place.

Program Objectives

– To provide a comfortable, culturally authentic and inspiring stay for residents

– To provide the community of Sam Rit with a chance for cultural exchange and an insight into the interests of the resident through an one open studio day per week, community engagement and daily interactions with village life

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Thai
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Office
  • Welding tools
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : local school, temple, farms, community
    Application process: Project based
    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): as per web site – package based – flexible
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Buri Ram or Khon Kaen
    Nearest Train Station: Korat
    How to reach by plane: It is also possible to fly to and from Buri Ram (BFV) and Khon Kaen (KKC) regional airports – around 2 hours drive from Samrit.
    How to reach by train: Train is also an option with a station in the provincial capital Korat – 45kms from Samrit.
    How to reach by car: Our program offers a door-to-door airport transfer service from either Suvarnabhumi or Don Meuang Airport in Bangkok. Alternatively residents can choose to catch a bus from Bangkok (from MoChit 2 bus terminal)to either Korat or Phimai, where we can pick them up. The journey North East to Sam Rit takes approximately 4 hours by car.
    How to reach by boat: not applicable
    Street & Number: 55/5 Ban Muang, Nai Muang
    Postal Code: 30110
    City: Phimai
    55/5 Ban Muang, Nai Muang
    Phimai 30110 THA
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