pARTage acts as facilitator for resident artists. Selected artists are provided with an official invitation to help them source funding from cultural institutions in their home country.
The cost of living in Mauritius (meals and transport) can be around 800 EU for a month.
Self-reliant and dynamic artists are invited to apply for the pARTage residency. The program offers the artist-in-residence facilities to live and work in Mauritius, for a period of 4 to 8 weeks, giving the visiting artist the opportunity to integrate in the local artistic community and to respond to the local situation in his/her work. The residency facilitates cultural exchange and creative dialogue by bringing together international and local artists. The residency programme provides the selected artists with the opportunity to work and research alongside other local and international artists whose practice varies from traditional to new media. This has often investigated experimentation with new concepts and sometimes, new materials. The non-prescriptive and process based nature of the residencies enable artists to develop projects in response to the new environment, or to conduct research benefiting from Mauritian resources.The pARTage team will be happy to work with you throughout the residency to help you develop your ideas/project.
Open studio or exhibition. The residency includes educational activities such as interaction with art students, local artists and the general public. As part of this, the visiting artist is asked to give a short artists’ talk towards the beginning of his/her residency. Towards the end of the residency, the artist-in-residence can hold either an open studio day or an exhibition.
Mauritius is a mountainous island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.