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The Charles Wallace India Trust/Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Award 2015

Residency for Indian Artists, 13 July – 28 September 2015
Application Deadline: 10am, Monday 26 January 2015

Charles Wallace India Trust
and Gasworks have an ongoing partnership to offer a fully funded, three month (11 week) residency at Gasworks, London for an artist based in India. 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.

The Residency Comprises:
– Single room accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House (a three-story house, the communal spaces of which will be shared with 3 other artists in residence)
– Basic living expenses in London (weekly stipend of up to £140pw)
– A studio at Gasworks, alongside other visiting artists and Gasworks permanent studio holders
– 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
– An artist’s talk and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
– Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours)

The residency focuses on professional development, artistic exchange, experimentation and the development of artistic process and is open to emerging and mid-career Indian artists, under the age of 40, resident in India.

Selection and Eligibility
The residency is open to contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines, though one must note Gasworks’ restricted facilities. Emerging and mid-career artists involved in high quality art practice who have not had the opportunity to work in London before will be prioritised. Applying artists should have at least a moderate level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English. It is important that all applicants research Gasworks thoroughly before submitting their proposal so as to be fully aware of the context which they would, if successful, be entering.

The selected artist should be able to engage discursively and speculatively with Gasworks’ environment and London’s wider artistic and cultural context. With this in mind, 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 residency and the London context will be disqualified.

Selection Process

The artist will be selected on the basis of their application. A decision will be made in liaison with Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and Charles Wallace India Trust. The successful artist will be notified in early of February 2015.

Application Procedure

Overview of Gasworks International Residency Programme – please click here and scroll to ‘Overview’. Please read this before applying.
We prefer digital applications, preferably within one concise PDF document, or otherwise in Word format. Please note that there is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us, but you can send your files via ‘we transfer’, ‘hightail’, ‘dropbox’ or similar file-sharing service, if necessary. There is no application form but your application should include:

  1. An artist’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest in your work (no more than 250)
  2. A minimum of 10 images of recent work in ONE concise PDF-file or as several jpeg-files, with captions and a short description if necessary.
  3. A curriculum vitae
  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 (200 words max). 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 June to September 2015, if selected.

Application Deadline: 10am, Monday 26 January 2015
Applications should be emailed to:

Residencies Assistant, Gasworks

Or if you prefer to post your application, please send it to:
Curator, Gasworks
The Charles Wallace India Trust/ Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Residency 2015
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

We regret that we are not able to return application materials.