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Call for Applications Peers 2021

Deadline: Friday, 16th April 2021

Residency Dates: 3rd June to 3rd July 2021

PEERS is a four-week residency programme at Khoj studios, New Delhi that provides emerging artists and creative practitioners a platform for dialogue, experimentation and exchange. Now in its 17th year, the Khoj PEERS programme continues to provide a forum for interaction, creating a network of young interdisciplinary artists from various art, architecture, new media, performance/performing art, and design disciplines to push and experiment with the interdisciplinarity of contemporary art. Due to the pandemic, Khoj had to cancel last year’s residency program. However, we are pleased to announce that Khoj is now open and inviting applications for PEERS 2021 from young emerging creative practitioners, MFA students (including those who passed out 2 years back), and self-taught artists with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field.

The call is applicable for Indian nationals only.


*Please refer to the section ‘’COVID-19 related guidelines’ in order to comply with all necessary protocols to ensure the safety of the artists-in-residence and the Khoj staff.

Applications are open for

– 5 Artists-in-residence
– 1 Critic-in-residence

Application requirements for Artists-in-Residence

– Updated CV

– Up to 10 images of previous works not exceeding 5 MB (each) to 25 MB (for videos). Each work must have a short concept note or explanatory text accompanying it (.pdf format), or

A pdf of images (25MB limit) along with the concept note and/or explanatory text.

– 2 Letters of Reference from faculty members or senior artists or any other creative practitioner who has been following your work intimately.

Application requirements for Critic-in-Residence

– Updated CV

– 2 recent pieces of writing (Not to exceed 1500 words each)

– 2 Letters of Reference faculty members/ senior artists

Application submission deadline – Friday, 16th April , 2021

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*COVID-19 related guidelines

Khoj is maintaining all necessary protocols pertaining to the pandemic to ensure on site safety of all residents and its staff. All selected artists-in-residence will be required to show proof of a negative RT- PCR COVID report 72 hours prior to their arrival at Khoj studios. In case of a COVID positive report. Khoj will have to terminate the residency contract with the artist since this is an onsite residency.

The Peers programme is generously supported by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.