The host covers the costs of workshops and materials for the workshops.
The artist pays $300 U.S. per week for accommodation, food, and workshop fees. Travel to and from the residency is the responsibility of the artist, as well as other transportation. Field trips are also an additional cost.
The Raghurajpur International Art/Culture Exchange is an opportunity for contemporary artists to exchange ideas and skills with the traditional artists of Odisha, India. During this 5 week exchange, artists from around the world live in the artisan village and have the opportunity to learn traditional skills such as palm leaf carving, pata chitra painting, metal casting, and more. Artists spend one week with a master learning each artform and the knowledge of these traditional skills can then be incorporated into their contemporary artworks.
There will be an exhibition at the end of the program.
Accommodations are in a library, which is now a building for housing visitors. Rooms hold several participants and residents sleep on mats on the floor with a mosquito net provided.
The workshop space provided will accommodate all participants and a master, who will lead the workshop. Access outside of instruction is available for further discovery. No personal personal studio space is provided.
There is a common area and dining area, where a selection of mostly vegetarian foods is provided, 3 meals per day.
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