English, Nepali, Korean, Hindi
Minimum 2 weeks to maximum 3 months
Paid by host:

Most often, our 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 studio space. The local artists only will be offered certain financial supports titled as artwork production fund. More infos here.

Paid by artist:

The artists would be responsible for their visa, travel, accommodation, food and other subsistence expenses.

Application guidelines:

BAC welcomes direct applications from international artists and researchers to apply for the residency program. For information on cost, availability and how to apply, please contact BAC via email: [email protected].

To apply by email ([email protected]) please include:

  • A proposal/outline of project that artist wants accomplish during the period of residency.
  • A motivation letter, ‘Proposals should address the applicant’s reasons for wanting to undertake the studio residency and an outline of their project’
  • A complete artist’s portfolio including brief biography/ resume
  • A copy of passport for foreign applicants and
  • Deposit of US$ 100 to secure studio space in the residency. The bank detail will be given via email. The deposit is not a fee but refundable in kind just to avoid unnecessary dealing from not serious random applicants.

Date of start of your residency: Through out the whole year.

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Bikalpa Art Center

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.

Studio Information

BAC has two types of studio spaces. More detail here.

Accommodation Information

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.

Technical Information

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.

Contact information

(In front of Sajha Petrol Pump)

P.O. Box No. 8160

applybac [at]