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Arts Council offers residencies for artists to travel to India

Monday 23rd September 2019 at 4pm 0 Comments

Visual artist Mairead McCormack and poet Emily S Cooper travelled to Sanskritti Cultural Centre in Delhi earlier this year as part of the Arts Council’s residency scheme. Image: Visual artist Mairead McCormack and poet Emily S Cooper travelled to Sanskritti Cultural Centre in Delhi earlier this year as part of the Arts Council’s residency scheme.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering four residency opportunities for artists to travel to India.

Working in partnership with the British Council, the Arts Council is inviting applications for up to two artists to go to the Sanskriti Foundation residencies in New Delhi and two at the Shruti Foundation Vedaaranya residency in Ramgarh Shekhawati, Rajasthan.

The Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi has hosted over 600 artists, poets, scholars and writers as-well as 300 craft makers from across the world and is offering two six-week residencies for artists from Northern Ireland.  The Shruti Foundation Vedaaranya residency in Ramgarh Shekhawati, Rajasthan are offering one artist a serene, inspiring, stimulating and enabling environment to work, reflect and interact with other artists for a one month residency. The residencies are part of the Arts Council’s Support for Individual Artists programme.

Noirin McKinney, Director of Arts Development at the Arts Council, commented:

“The Arts Council’s role is to invest in artistic excellence and ensure that quality work is presented to the widest possible audience.  These residencies will support the development of our artists as they pursue their creative ambitions, helping them to present new quality work that can be shared on an international platform, inspired by the rich culture of India.”

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Thursday 10th October. For more information visit artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/indian-residencies

Textile artist Mairead McCormack travelled to the Sanskriti Cultural Centre earlier this year. Read about her experience here

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