Name of Residency: Therapeutic Residency for Artists

TATVA’s therapeutic residencies provide emerging and established artists of all backgrounds, career stage and discipline, a space for in depth exploration of them selves for a deeper understanding of their relationship to their artistic expression. This residency program is aimed at delving into the creative process to gain a higher insight into their work and life through guided self reflection and meaningful exchanges 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, specific to the venue. They welcome applicants across all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, work experience and genders. They facilitate an open exploration of personal and professional development, what it means to them, how they relate to it, what is the direction they want to be taking and how it effects them and others in a personal and interdependent context. The aim is to provide a safe and professional space to challenge ‘creative block’ and be attuned with their flow. The resident/artist is specifically not expected to have a formal outcome as it’s prioritised that the chosen artists will be intentionally utilising the much needed space and time to rejuvenate or reconnect with themselves; however we invite all interested residents to submit proposals if they wish to showcase their work in some form – whether that be a reading, talk, lecture, performance, presentation, exhibition or a collaborative art project that will be facilitated by TATVA.

Location, Accommodation and Working facilities:

Subject to venue of each residency. Please refer to individual open calls.

Application process:

Applicants are required to send an email to us with a description of how they envision their intentions, goals and time with us including their background, passions and interests. We ask them to elaborate on how they feel our specialised combination of psychotherapy, retreat and residency environments will be a good fit for them and/or their projects, including up to 5 samples of their work.


The residencies are US $550 a week (base price). The artist will need to pay for all the travel and personal expenses plus any additional services which we offer to arrange for the artist on their request.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation: TATVA is an international and experiential emotional wellbeing project promoting and celebrating conscious self exploration, emotional vulnerability and relational authenticity. We combine psychotherapy and self development with creative exploration, experiential travel, social justice, eco/nature therapy and cultural immersion. We are committed to creating residential spaces and programs via collaborations and partnerships globally; facilitated, mentored and guided by TATVA’s mental health professionals.
Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Cleaning
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    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
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Family Life
    • Open Studios
    • Other
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Both
    Street & Number: Goa
    Postal Code: 403508
    City: Goa
    Country long: India
    Goa 403508 India
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