Visual Arts Literature
Urdu, English
2014 (residency since 2015)
3 to 6 weeks
Paid by host 

utilities, meals, one time transport to and from residency.

Paid by artist 

Supplies, international travel and local travel is at Artists' expenses.

Application guidelines 

To apply, please send in: Cover Page, Artists Statement and Residency specific Proposal, CV and Images of past work.

Shortlisted candidates with be announced and candidates will be interviewed.


2 deadlines yearly

Avant-Garde & Kitsch

Avant-Garde & Kitsch

A&K The Hatchery


From article in Dawn: "Avant Garde & Kitsch (with the acronym A & K), was launched with an exhibition titled “The Hatchery” (2015), a name inspired by the idea of serving as “a springboard for emerging Pakistani artists”, in addition to providing selected young artists the opportunity to work together and also interact with established art practitioners and academics. This concept of a ‘residency’, whereby artists are provided with a space to live in and work with other artists, is the main thrust of A&K and is likely to continue in the future as well."

The aim of Avant-Garde & Kitsch is To promote emerging artists and those within 10 years of practice. The residency programme the Hatchery, as the name suggests, is meant to be a platform to project emerging and young artists onto the mainstream arts scene. The Residency provides residence and food at an urban location away from the distractions of big cities. General ameneties are provided.


New body of work resulting in a group show at end of residency. One piece to be donated to residency at managers' choice.

Accommodation Information 

10 twin sharing rooms with general furniture and attached bathrooms. Groups can be hosted, partners and families as well on case-by-case basis.

Studio Information 

open air and dedicated shared studio room.

Technical Information 

supplies and technical equipment is not provided but may be faciliated at cost.


Jaranwala is a large urban industrial town 30 minutes from Faisalabad and 2 hours from Lahore.

1 Mile Lahore Rd.

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