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Peers 2021

The Khoj Peers residency program provides emerging artists and creative practitioners a platform for dialogue, experimentation, and exchange. This helps in building a forum and creating a network of young interdisciplinary artists from various art, architecture, new media, performance, performing arts and design disciplines.


About this edition

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, Peers 2021 marks the 17th edition of Peers, the first-ever Hybrid Peers Residency, unfolding online, followed by a physical immersion by the residents at Khoj Studios, and a Peers 2021 open day at Khoj shortly after.

At its core, the Peers program acts as a stepping-stone for young artists, aiding them through a transitional moment in their lives. The program offers them the resources necessary to push the experimental limits of their work, and also provides a supportive learning environment and an introduction into the larger network of the arts.

The artists-in-residence for Peers 2021 are:
Pahul Singh @just.pahul
Jayeeta Chatterjee @jayeeta.chatterjee.3152
Salman Bashir @rangesaaz
Sandeep TK @t.k.sandeep
Shubham Kumar @shubhamandkumar
Srinivas Harivanam @luminiferous.ether

The critic-in-residence for Peers 2021 is:
Shivani Kasumra @shikasumra

Access dispatches by Shivani and conversations with the artists here

The 2021 edition of Peers has been supported by The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation @inlaksfoundation . Peers Share 2021 was supported by Tarana Sawhney @tarana.sawhney

For those who were unable to make it to, please see the artists work here

 

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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.

ALL APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED FOR PEERS 2020 MUST REAPPLY WITH A FRESH APPLICATION

*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

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/CxvBdThNvyWJxCGs9

*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.

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