Our residency program is customized to support the specific needs of artists working in all media and disciplines, from around the world. For artists, residencies usually vary in length from one to three months;
Before your arrival, we:
-Reach out to the individuals and organizations in our network whose interests best align with your project;
-Make arrangements for studio visits and other activities that will maximize your exposure while at Chhaap;
-Get your accommodation and studio space ready;
-Mobilize the research, technical and other resources you will need during your time in residency.
The Chhaap Foundation space operates simultaneously as a work, meeting and presentation space. This helps the artists in the following:
-Non-studio-based artistic and curatorial projects(*);
-Discussions, workshops, studio visits and informal gatherings;
-Public presentations with screenings, talks, performances and short-term exhibitions.
(*) Should you require a designated studio during your time in residency, we will help you secure an affordable space that suits your needs.
Our staff is dedicated to the successful development of your work and implementation of your project, and we are always available to provide assistance. Together, we have expertise spanning many areas:
-Technology: digital media, website development, and electronic equipment;
-Logistics: sourcing materials, installation and de-installation, transportation, and access to other resources as required by your project;
-Research: locating resources, obtaining access to local libraries, museums and archives.
During your residency, you will build lasting connections within our vast network of curators, gallerists, critics, artists and scholars. We will organize weekly individual studio visits
- In addition, you will be part of our programming. Each month we program Public events featuring exhibitions, discussions and screenings with new work and findings by our artists. These activities are held at our space or at partnering venues.
The selection process ranges from an open call application and panel process to nominations or by invitation depending on the project, the type of residency and the partnering organization. Applications are always reviewed
by a panel of Chhaap affiliates.
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There are two main methods of applying for a Chhaap Residency:
-Contact Us: Directly inquire about the Chhaap Residency, availability and further details.
-Open Calls: Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of future open calls.
We look forward to hear from you!