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Gasworks Residency Open Call 2016
The Charles Wallace India Trust / Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Award 2016

Residency forIndian Artists, 18 July – 3 October 2016
Application Deadline: 10am, Monday 18 January 2016

Charles Wallace India Trust and Gasworks have an ongoing partnership to offer a fully-funded, three-month residency at Gasworks, London for an artist based in India, from18 July – 3 October 2016 (11 weeks). In 2011 Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation became joint partners. The Foundation was established in 1976 by Indoo Shivdasani as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities and focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field for outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities. Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.

The Residency Comprises:
– 24-hour access to a fully accessible studio at Gasworks, alongside other visiting artists and Gasworks’ permanent studio holders.
– An Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
– Single room accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House (a 3-story house, shared with 3 other artists-in-residence)
– Basic living expenses in London
– Economy return flights from the artist’s home city to London
– Travel card (zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London for the duration of the residency
– Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours)


Selection and Eligibility

The residency focuses on self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation and is open to emerging and mid-career Indian artists, under the age of 40, resident in India. Contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines may apply, though one must note Gasworks’ restricted facilities. Emerging and mid-career artists producing high quality work and who have not had the opportunity to work in London before will be prioritised.


Applicants should submit a project proposal outlining their specific research interests and intentions for the residency. Those who fail to submit a considered proposal that is specific to this opportunity and the London context will be disqualified. Applicants should also have at least a moderate level of spoken English and should feel comfortable discussing their own and other’s work in English. It is important that applicants research Gasworks thoroughly before submitting their proposal so as to be fully aware of the context which they would, if successful, be entering.


Selection Process
The artist will be selected on the basis of their application. A decision will be made in liaison with the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and Charles Wallace India Trust. The successful applicant only will be notified by Monday1 February 2016.

Application Procedure
We accept digital applications only. Please note that there is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us. If your email is over 10MB you will receive a message saying ‘mailbox is full’ when you submit your application. In this instance please check the file size of your application and re-size or send your files via ‘we transfer’ or a similar file sharing service, if necessary.

There is no application form but your application should submit the following as part of only ONE PDF file titled as your full name (e.g. ‘Full Name.pdf’):

  1. An artist’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest (up to 250 words)
  2. A minimum of 10 images of recent work, with captions and a short description if necessary.
  3. A CV/Resume
  4. A simple statement outlining your plans, if you were to be offered the residency, which could include a short description of a research project specific to the context of London or your residency at Gasworks (up to 250 words). This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency.
  5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about work, exhibitions, publications, etc)
  6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail and telephone numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available from 18 July – 3 October 2016, if selected.


Application Deadline: 10am, Monday 18 January 2016

Applications should be emailed to: