1997 (Curatorial Residency since 2010)
usually 4 to 6 weeks, up to 2 months for curators
Paid by host 

For participants invited or selected for a residency, Khoj provides artists’ studios, accommodation and expenses for production. They also give a small per-diem to cover some of the living expenses. The traveling expenses are covered depending upon the funds available for a residency.

For curatorial residencies: Travel expenses (Economy class roundtrip ticket), housing for duration of residency and exhibition, a stipend for living expenses and a modest budget for the exhibition and related publication

Application guidelines 

Required Documents for the curatorial residency application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 writing samples OR Post-graduate thesis
  • Catalogues/documentation of any exhibitions/projects/programs curated in the past
  • A brief essay detailing your proposal for the residency
  • Two recommendation letters from those familiar with your work
  • Any additional material that supports your application

Please check their website regularly for open calls. Note that KHOJ also started a residency programme for game designers.



International Artists' Association


Khoj International Artists' Associationbegan as a proposition: a space for artists, by artists. From its modest beginnings in 1997 as an annual workshop, it has built an international reputation for outstanding alternative arts incubation. It plays a central role in the development of experimental, interdisciplinary and critical contemporary art practice in India, constantly challenging the established thinking about art.

With a focus on building networks, developing alternative pedagogies and learning through collaboration and exchange, Khoj residencies, workshops, exhibitions, talks and community art projects have nurtured vibrant imaginations and created unconventional synapses between art and disciplines such as science, architecture and fashion. Moreover, Khoj facilitates change by encouraging artists and audiences to engage with vital concerns such as ecology, sustainability and community participation.

Curatorial residency: The residency aims to establish a model of practice-based training for curators. The resident curators (two curators shall be selected each year) will benefit from the support and network of art practitioners that are associated with Khoj. The residency aims to develop a training ground for emerging curators who will engage with various modes of artistic practice as well as be actively involved in critical writing. 

The curator shall be encouraged to delve into the rich visual and textual archive of projects at Khoj to experiment with curating process-based art practices. The resident curator will also have access to the Khoj library, which holds publications on critical theory and practice as well as catalogues of important exhibitions.


An exhibition after the residency period.

Accommodation Information 

Rooms are available on twin sharing basis to accommodate upto six people. Three air-conditioned rooms are provided on-site with attached bathrooms. There is a small kitchen equipped with a gas stove, toaster, refrigerator, electric kettle, basic utensils and a water filter. Basic facilities like wireless internet, television and landline telephone (for local and incoming calls) are also available.

Studio Information 

There are five well ventilated studios for artists. All studios are wi-fi enabled.

Technical Information 

Basic tools as hammers, saws, cutters, drill machine, screwdrivers are provided. These are to be shared by the artists. The in-house Media Lab houses digital media-based equipment to facilitate digital photography, design, digital video editing, sound recording and mixing.

The studios double as a gallery and a viewing space for film screenings, artists presentations. The office supports a library of artists catalogs, books and CD's with a special focus on artists from India, South Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh) and Asia.

Khirki Extension, S-17
Khoj International Artists' Association
New Delhi 110017

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