The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary for Artists Programme 2014

Ms Yuni Kwon ( Republic of Korea) has been selected for the UNESCO Aschberg Bursary for Artists 2014.

She will be at Sanskriti Kendra as an Artist-in-Resident from 31st October, 2014 to 31st December, 2014. Read Artist's Proposal...

If you wish, to be a resident artist at Sanskriti Foundation, you may apply directly to Sanskriti.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS :
31st October, 2013 
CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Painting
Sculpture
Installation

Photography
Comics
Film

ORIGIN OF CANDIDATES
All regions of the world (except India)
LANGUAGE

English

AGE
Between 25 and 35 years old
DURATION OF RESIDENCY
2 months
APPLICATION TO BE SENT AT THE ADDRESS BELOW 
Sanskriti Foundation 
C-11, Qutab Institutional Area-110016, India 
Tel: (+91-11) 2696 3226, 26527077, Fax: (+91-11) 26853383 
Email: residencies@sanskritifoundation.org, opjain@sanskritifoundation.org

Website: www.sanskritifoundation.org

• Please mention “UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries” in the subject line to your Emails and on your correspondence postal envelopes.
HOST AND PARTNER INSTITUTION
Located at the foothills of the Aravali Mountains on the outskirts of New Delhi, the Sanskriti Kendra (Centre) enables creative people from diverse disciplines to work, study and interact in harmony with each other and the natural environment.
The Centre was created by the Sanskriti Foundation, a registered public charitable trust founded in 1979.
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NATURE OF THE BURSARY:
• Boarding (vegetarian meals) and lodging. One studio apartment which is a combined living and working space.

• Round-trip airfare at best rates in economy class and according to the residency date. UNESCO-Aschberg manages the travel arrangements.

• An allowance of US $1000 for the complete stay to cover living expenses and materials, or US $ 500 each month.

• An Open House is organized intended for the laureate with a group of other artists.

• All non Indian residents (except residents from Nepal and Bhutan) must hold a valid Visa and Passport for the duration of their visit/stay. A scanned copy of your visa and passport should be sent to Sanskriti and UNESCO-Aschberg, prior to your arrival. All arrangements for Visa and Passport are personal procedures, that must be made by the laureate himself/herself.

• The laureate must provide for his or her own health insurance.

DATES OF RESIDENCY :
• Starting October, 2014 for 2 months, mutually agreeable to the Laureate and Sanskriti.

ELIGIBILITY :
• The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary is intended for professional artists wishing to enrich their career and by acquiring experience abroad. Students are not eligible.

• Minimum 5 years’ experience, practitioners of the above mentioned disciplines of demonstrated ability and commitment.

• Working knowledge of English required.

WORKING/LIVING CONDITIONS:
• The Centre has 8 studio-apartments which are specifically designed as combined living and working quarters.

• Basic technical equipment is provided as well as workshop and conference facilities, a library, an open air auditorium, three museums, Enamel Centre and a Ceramic Centre.

• Training courses are not offered as artists will work on projects of their own choice.

• The laureate is expected to participate in educational outreach programmes for children particularly from underprivileged backgrounds.

• Open houses are organized for groups of artists.

• Interaction can be organized with local artist community and traditional craft persons.

• At the end of the residency, the Laureate shall complete and sign the Evaluation Form provided by the Sanskriti Foundation and return it to
UNESCO-Aschberg.

• He or She shall describe, among other things, the quality of the experience in terms of exchange, cultural dialogue and creativity and the artistic benefit derived from the residency. He or She shall also express an opinion about the reception afforded by the institution.

HOW TO APPLY :
Send the application form attached to the Web link directly to Sanskriti Foundation at the above address, together with the following documents:
• A Curriculum Vitae

• A Description of the Project.

• Press Releases

• Language Proficiency Certificate

• A Letter of Application

• Two Testimonials

• Visual Arts: 10 slides, photographs, CD-ROM or video of recent work

Please Note:
• Applicants may submit no more than one application per year. Artists that have already participated in the Programme in the past are not eligible. The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme is granted once only to an artist.

• Sanskriti shall ensure that each application complies with these conditions. A list of Laureates will be posted on the www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg

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