Public Arts Trust of India X Prameya Art Foundation Residency

Residency brief

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.

  • Thematic focus Arts & Crafts
  • LocationJodhpur (Rajasthan)
  • Dates April 2024
  • Length of stay 1 month

Our Space

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.

Residency conditions

  • The resident will be provided with studio facilities by JDH Haveli, as well as adapted means of production.
  • The resident will be provided with on-site accommodation at RAAS Hotel (a few minutes walking distance from the studio), which includes a fully furnished room with an attached bathroom.
  • The resident will receive a fixed stipend of INR. 70,000 per month to cover his/her food and living expenses.
  • The resident’s travel costs to and from his/her home address will be covered by the French Institute in India.
  • The resident should produce an artwork, which will be exhibited as part of the first edition of Jodhpur Art Week in 2024.
  • The resident should be willing to forge collaborations with the community of local artisans and to work in close conversation with the curators of Jodhpur Art Week - Anushka Rajendran, Giulia Colletti and Clo Perrin.
  • The resident should be willing to devote up to 20% of his/her residency time to participate in various public engagement events such as open studios, talks, performances, workshops, etc. organized by PATI, PRAF or the French Institute in India.
  • The resident is expected to produce a short report about his/her experience, in a free format, that could be published later on.

Eligibility criteria

  • The resident has to be autonomous and must have a working knowledge of English.