Public Arts Trust of India (PATI) is dedicated to promoting and supporting cultural practitioners who research on the heritage and history of Jaipur and Jodhpur. Prameya Art Foundation (PRAF) is a not-for-profit initiative to support emerging artists and curators, as well as to encourage experimental practices and trans-disciplinary collaborations in South Asia. This joint residency programme - located in one of the most emblematic cities of Rajasthan - will allow the artist to engage with local artisans for collaborating on commissioned artwork. The project developed throughout the residency will later be exhibited at the first edition of Jodhpur Art Week in 2024.
Hosted at the magnificent heritage haveli located in the heart of the walled city, the resident will engage in and explore the tumultuous history and mythology of Jodhpur, through its oral and material traditions. To this end, the resident will be connected to PATI’s extensive network of artisans, which includes jewellers, tie-and-dye artists, textile designers, lacquer bangle makers, perfumers, women’s empowerment groups (specialising in weaving and embroidery), stone carvers, metal artists, miniature painters.
RAAS Hotel & JDH Haveli, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
Located in the walled city’s vibrant north-eastern quarter, RAAS Jodhpur is based around an original 18th-century haveli. Echoes of Rajput architecture can be found throughout, from intricately-carved stone panels to antique shrines to the surviving arches from the stables. RAAS Jodhpur is overlooked by Mehrangarh, an awe-inspiring 15th-century fort looming 400 feet above the Jodhpur skyline.