English, Tamil, Bengali
1 month
Paid by artist:

Cost of the residency: $555 (Rs.30,000/-) Including all photographic materials & workshops except for Platinum, Palladium, Gold & Silver Compounds. For Community Darkroom Members: $420 (Rs.23,000/-) ; For membership information

Residents should also cover their own medical/accident/health insurance, international or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, and items of personal nature.


Application guidelines:

To register in the Altlab Photography Residency, please download the registration packet. Fill out, sign, and mail all forms to the Altlab Photography Residency at the address listed on the registration form. If you have difficulty downloading the packet, email us at [email protected]

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Goa Center for Alternative Photography

Goa Center for Alternative Photography


The mission of Goa Center for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP) is to create an ecosystem to advance knowledge, to generate new ideas, research and scholarship in photography that will best serve the artist around the world.

ALTlab Photography Residency has been designed by Goa Center for Alternative photography (Goa-CAP) to support artists who want to explore and experiment with their approach to the photographic medium.

ALTlab is focussed on nurturing:

  1. Film photographers, working hard but in isolation to develop their artistic skills to create and convey meaning through their works.
  2. Digital photographers who are looking for alternative ways to think about image creation and printing.
  3. Artists of any medium who are eager to use a dark room and silver to create images.

One month Altlab Photography residency of 6 artists, working without distraction, engaging in an interdisciplinary approach to both the investigative process and the production of work, leading to new thoughts, tools, and things unexpected and unpredictable. This unique residency will offer the participants an opportunity for exploration, reflection and experimentation.


At the end of the residency, there will be an ‘OpenLab day’ where the artists in residence will get an opportunity to share their work and ideas developed during the residency, with Goa’s art community and the general public.

Accommodation Information

Goa-CAP can suggest accommodation based on the choice of the residents. Please note that the accommodation cost is not included in the residency fee.

Technical Information

Goa-CAP provides the Black and white darkroom for the residents for use throughout the day.


Sunderban, West Bengal, India

Contact information

c/o Prashant Falari, House No. E2 / 268,
Dongorpur, Near St. Alex Church,
Calangute 403516

goacap2011 [at]