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Art Residency at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA

Residency dates: June 6-August 9, 2015

 Application process is now open

 Deadline for applications: 11:59pm (EST), 1 February 2015.

The Inlaks Foundation and Skowhegan have an on-going partnership to offer a fully funded two-month (9-week) residency for an artist based in India to come to the US. The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.


The residency comprises:


–          accommodation at Skowhegan, including housing and all meals.

–          a materials stipend

–          a private studio at Skowhegan

–          visits with Resident Artist Faculty and one Visiting Faculty member

–          administrative support from Skowhegan.

Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create  the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth.


The fellowship is open to emerging artists under the age of 40 based in India.  The selected artist should be in a strong position to make an enthusiastic, discursive and speculative engagement within the studio environment and with the diverse community of artists on campus.


The residency will take place from June 6 – August 9, 2015 Absences of any kind or length are not permitted.


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Selection and eligibility


The residency is open to contemporary artists working in all disciplines. Skowhegan’s program is unique in its function as both a school and a residency program. Artists in residence are offered the opportunity for concentrated studio time supported by a discursive community of faculty and staff to offer critical feedback and an opportunity for growth and experimentation within a studio practice.  Participants are encouraged to come prepared to work without a preconceived agenda or schedule.  All participants, Faculty, and staff live and work on campus and are provided with studio space and technical support for their work.  The artistic dialogue continues around the clock.


Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.


Participants for the 2015 program are selected on the basis of work only (still images or video) by Skowhegan’s Board of Governors (all distinguished artists) and Resident Faculty for the summer. All applicants will be notified by April 8, 2015.


Application Procedure


All applications are accepted via Skowhegan’s on-line application system. Applicants are asked to supply:

1)      10 still images (maximum of 1200 x1200 pixels, RBG, jgeg format only) OR

2)      5 minutes of video (submitted  via VIMEO) OR

3)      5 still images and 2.5 minutes of video

Other biographical information is requested within the application, through the jury prioritizes the work samples submitted.  Skowhegan does not request CVs or essays.


Skowhegan will waive the application fee of anyone who fits the qualifications to receive support from the Inlaks Foundation.  To receive funding and to have your application fee waived applicants must:


1)      Be of Indian descent & currently living in India

2)      Be under the age of 40

3)      Contact Skowhegan by email at at step 7 of the Skowhegan Application. Please include in the subject line: Inlaks support. Administrative Staff at Skowhegan will complete the processing of your application. Skowhegan must receive this email by 12 Noon EST on January 31st.

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