Sanskriti Foundation

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Name of Residency: Sanskriti Residency

The Sanskriti Kendra is a space where creative minds devoted to diverse disciplines can create, interact and reflect upon any area of their choice. Exchange of techniques, experiences, and skills across the countries under the ambit of a facilitated residency is always useful in understanding of diversities in culture.

Started in 1993, the Kendra has hosted residencies for more than five hundred artists, poets, scholars and writers from nearly 35 different countries and to some 300 crafts persons.

It hosts residencies under 3 Models:

(a) Individual.

(b) Group

(c) Collaborative.

Sanskriti can offer the following exclusive facilities to artists in residence. Some of these are:

Sanskriti Museums: There are three museums located within the Sanskriti cultural complex. These are the Museum of Indian Terracotta, Museum of Everyday Art and the Museum of Indian Textiles. The collections of these museums are representative of India&rsquos diverse tangible heritage.

Collaborative work with traditional craftsperson: Sanskriti maintains networks regular linkages with traditional crafts persons and crafts workshops all over India. Throughout September till March we organize and facilitate workshops in different fields of art and culture.

Materials: Sanskriti has developed a resource for various traditional materials both in terms of their identification and their procurement. Such materials would include mineral pigments, natural dyes, variety of cloth material, gold and silver leaves, shellac, handmade paper, different kinds of clay, printers wooden blocks.

Popular culture: Sanskriti has established connections with archives of Indian popular culture for artists to explore possibilities of their individual expressions through these images.

Site-specific installations: Sanskriti has a large complex for resident artists interested in site-specific art works or experiment on this line.

Residency Programme since: 1993
Description of Organisation:

Sanskriti Foundation is a registered Public Charitable Trust founded in 1979 with a view to nurture some of the most essential elements of India&rsquos heritage. The Foundation has been working towards cultivating an environment for both preservation and development of artistic and cultural resources not only of India ,but that of the world.

Spread over seven acres of land on the foothills of the Aravali ranges, this is a retreat offered to artists, writers and scholars to reflect interact and create. The Kendra is an oasis where culture, nature and architecture blend in harmony. Hundreds of indigenous trees planted here have transformed this historically rich but geographically arid land into a green oasis.

Organisation founded in: 1979
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 2
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Cleaning
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Fabric and textiles
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: 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): 65 USD per person per day which includes board and lodge.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: New Delhi Railway Station/ Arjangarh Metro Station
    How to reach by plane: The Airport is about 15 kms away.
    How to reach by train: Nearest is the New Delhi Railway station. Approximately 20 kms away.Sanskriti is now conveniently located within public transit stations of both road and the Delhi Metro. The nearest metro station is 700 mts from the Kendra & air-conditioned buses ply on the road at frequent intervals.
    Street & Number: Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, Aya Nagar, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi
    Postal Code: 110047
    City: DELHI
    Country long: India
    Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, Aya Nagar, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi
    DELHI 110047 DELHI IND
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