We offer Artists and writers individual residencies, and organize three week group residencies three times a year

  • April 14 – May 5 2012 -  Pre-Summer Residency – the quiet and green of a raging monsoon, growth everywhere
  • August 25-Sep 15 2012 -  Monsoon Residency – at a time when the light in Goa is exceptional, the world stops
  • Sep 22-Oct 13 2012 – Post-Monsoon Residency – Again the season is at its peak and Monsoon is around the corner

* Visual Artists: Provide 5 jpg images representing your most recent work.

* Video/Performance/Time-based Artists Link to work on YouTube.

* Curators/writers sample of written work(s). Maximum 6 pages.

Please also write a maximum 3 page essay detailing why you wish to participate in the Residency and stay with us, and what being in India means to you.

  • Further Information and Costs:

Applications accepted on basis of availability and quality of work.

While Aranya does not provide funding for residencies, we will help to organize an exhibition at the end of the residency. We encourage the applicants to apply for a grant or scholarship.

The residence offers shared or single room/bath as living quarters, and a shared studio area. Exhibition is included in the cost.

There is a cost to attend the residency of $700 or Euro 550, including simple vegetarian meals. Longer or shorter stays can be arranged. Artists are expected to pay all travel expenses, personal costs, visa (if necessary), and to supply artist materials for their use during the residency. Artists are expected to give at least one informal public audio-visual presentation about their work during their residency and to leave one or two pieces of work made during the residency as a donation.

Successful applicants who wish to be accompanied by family members or an assistant, should consult with us beforehand.

Exhibitions are arranged at the end of the Residency. We may also organize an event or workshops working with local artists.

*At the end of your residency we ask you for a Residency Evaluation submitted by you (1page) detailing your experience at Aranya and what you were able to accomplish during your residency regarding your specific Art project.*

We very much look forward to receiving and reviewing your Project Proposal!

  • Extended Stays

Artists and Writers are welcome to stay with us on an extended basis (up to 6 months). Costs are $750 per month including meals and a single room. Special circumstances are considered on a case by case basis and may be discounted for those who are lacking financial resources.