2009, residency since 2013
Between July 2015 to October 2015 (+ May 2015 for recent gra
Paid by artist 

The residency is offered for a nominal fee for the studio and accommodation. An artist can apply individually, through an NGO & organisation or embassy. Travel, art material, food, insurance and visa costs are not covered by the residency.

Application guidelines 

For application to the residency please send the following documents by email to [email protected] or by post: CV; Short description of the project; Portfolio with 20 images in case of artist; written material in case of curator/researcher

The selection of artists is done by a jury comprising international arts experts. Selection is done on merit and artistic excellence. Artists from all stages of their career are considered equally.

What About Art Artists’ Residency invites applications for residencies from July to October 2015. This call is for artists, curators, writers and researchers working in various visual arts mediums.
WAA Residency invites applications from recent art school graduates for a one-month sponsored studio residency in May 2015. WAA sponsors the residency by offering one-month of studio costs.

Read more about the calls on this page - both with same deadline March 31.


What About Art?

What About Art?

WAA Residency programme


What About Art? (WAA) is an important arts hub in the contemporary art scene in India. What About Art international artists' residency aims to facilitate arts practice for artists and curators, provide a platform and opportunity to network with the arts community in Mumbai and engage in dialogues on visual arts practices. WAA collaborates with a number of art residencies in India to help the artists engage with a wider network.

WAA believes that space and a stimulating atmosphere are the most important aspects of arts practice and ensure these through the residency. Artists are often unable to work in cities due to high living costs. This residency is an opportunity for artists to work in the dynamic and emerging art scene in Mumbai.

What About Art? offers four studios and accommodation to professional artists and curators working with the medium of video, installation, painting, sound, performance, sculpture and research.


Professional networking with the art community in Mumbai, Studio visits by artists, critics, curators and collectors, Open studio and artist talk at WAA Project Space

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation (2 bedrooms) in a flat just 5 mins from the studio

Studio Information 

4 studios (20-25 sq mt each) available 24 hours, Internet, shared kitchen.

Technical Information 

Basic support for production and technical assistance


The residency is situated in the heart of Mumbai in Bandra, a vibrant neighbourhood, not far from the art district where galleries, museums and art spaces are located.

7, Baitush Appt, 29th Road, Off Waterfield Road, Next to Sigdi Restaurant, Above Bandra Base, Bandra West. Mumbai
Mumbai Maharashtra 400050

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