TATVA?s therapeutic residency provides emerging and established artists a space for in depth exploration of their craft for a deeper understanding of their relationship to their writing, art and self expression. This residency is aimed at delving into the creative process for each artist to gain a higher insight into their work and life through guided self reflection and meaningful interactions with residency psychotherapists and fellow residents. The residency offers its artists both the chance of a private retreat and collaboration opportunities to involve themselves into the local community of artists. They welcome applicants across all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, work experience and genders. They facilitate an open exploration of the personal development of their creativity and artform, what it means to them, how they relate to it and how it effects them and others. The aim is to provide a safe and professional space to challenge creative block and attune with creative flow. The resident/artist is not expected to have a formal outcome as it?s recognized that some artists just need space and time to rejuvenate or reconnect with their work however we invite all interested residents to showcase their work in some form – whether that be a reading, talk, lecture, performance, presentation, exhibition or a collaborative art project that can be arranged by TATVA.

Accommodation and Working facilities:

We offer three large double bedrooms with ??big windows and lots of natural light. One bedroom has an ensuite bathroom the other two share a bathroom. All bedrooms have double beds, chairs, tables, wardrobes, balconies and sun loungers. There is also a spacious upstairs study with a writing table, a typewriter, a rocking chair and another small table with two comfy chairs with it?s own private balcony. On the ground floor there is fully equipped communal kitchen, a wooden latticed sitting area off the kitchen, a downstairs toilet and shower, a large dining room and drawing/sitting room plus a relaxation room with board games, small library and vinyl record player. All rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. There is wifi available. There is also a large loft/studio that residents can request to use on a rota basis. When not being used the dining room, sitting room and rec rooms can also be used as co-writing/creating spaces as there are dividing glass panelled doors between the rooms. On occasion the drawing/sitting room and the rec room are used as exhibition or event spaces. There is also a large roof terrace with carpet and cushions which can be used for writing, sunbathing or other activities. ?We do not at present provide artists with any art materials or tools but can provide assistance in sourcing them locally quite easily.


The residency is held at an independent villa located in picturesque north-central Goa on the island of Corjuem near the village of Aldona and next to the tributary of the Mandovi river. Corjuem is a 20 min from the city Mapusa and 40 minutes from Panaji (Capital of Goa). The beaches of Mandrem, Morjim, Baga, Candolim and Calangute are all within a 45 min drive. Cars, motorbikes and cycles are available for hire locally. Goa experiences two distinct seasons &ndash the dry season, which falls between October and May, and the monsoon season, which falls between June and September.

Application process:

Applicants are required to send an email to us with a description of how they envision themselves as a resident at TATVA their background, passions and interests.We ask them to elaborate on how they feel Goa will be a good fit for them and their project, including 5 samples of their work.


The residencies are US $500 a week (base price). The artist will need to pay for all the travel and personal expenses plus any additional services they would want like meditation sessions, yoga sessions, boating etc which we will arrange for the artist on their request.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

TATVA is an international and experiential emotional wellness project promoting and celebrating conscious self exploration, emotional vulnerability and authenticity. It combines psychotherapy and self development with creative expression, experiential travel, social justice, eco/nature therapy and cultural immersion. They are committed to creating spaces where this can take place in a professional and safe environment, facilitated by experienced international mental health professionals. The organisers aim to cultivate a sense of stillness and curiosity about ourselves and the world in the age of conflict, distractions and quick fixes.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
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
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) – 25 Kms
    Nearest Train Station: Thivim Railway Station – 9 Kms
    How to reach by plane: There are flights into Goa from all major national and international cities usually via Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. TATVA organises transport for our residents to and from the airport.
    How to reach by train: There are sleeper trains from all major Indian cities into Goa. TATVA organises transport for our residents to and from the train stations.
    How to reach by car: There are overnight sleeper buses from Mumbai and Bangalore to Goa. TATVA organises transport for our residents to and from the bus stations.
    Street & Number: H.no. 175/1, Villa Moniz, Segundo Vaddo, Corjuem,Bardez, North Goa, Goa
    Postal Code: 403508
    City: Near Aldona
    H.no. 175/1, Villa Moniz, Segundo Vaddo, Corjuem,Bardez, North Goa, Goa
    Near Aldona 403508 IND
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