Bikalpa Art Center
BAC offers two seasons residency through out the year, March~ May and September~ November. However, BAC also accepts visiting artists through out the whole year. Each season consists three months studio works and open studio at the end. The open studio could be in a form of formal exhibition/ performance or any kind of display. Through out the residency program, the artists will also be engaged in different cultural social activities, interactions, workshops, presentations and most interesting ‘evening with the artists’ night.
It is mandatory for the artists to display their work upon completion at the end of the residency program to the local community for which the space shall be provided by the center. The nature of display can be exhibition, presentation, performance, workshop, slide show talk program etc.
BAC has two types of studio spaces. More detail here.
BAC do not provide accommodation facilities, artists are free to find on their own. However on request we help artists to find good accommodation in neighbourhood of BAC.
Most often, BAC's major contribution is time and space. In this scenario, the residency primarily supports the development of a project in a focused environment along with simple sharing accommodation and limited material expense. The artists will be offered a very basic living and studio facilities such as, common bathroom, common kitchen, living space, one bed + studio, 24 hrs internet access, hot water supply, Gallery space for exhibition and open garden area.
Bikalpa art centre is located at Pulchowk, Lalitpur which is the heart of Kathmandu city.