1 month
Paid by host:
  • Accommodation will be provided in a resort on the outskirts of Shillong City. Two artists will be accommodated in one room with an attached bathroom.
  • Studio space will be near the premises of the accommodation.
  • Canvas and acrylic colours will be provided. The brushes and other tools for painting, digital cameras, and devices have to be carried by the participants
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on the premises of the Residency and during the workshops for schools. The food during the outing trips will be borne by participants.
  • There will be organized trips to visit root bridges, caves, waterfalls, Sacred Groove, etc. Transportation and staying during the trip will be provided.
  • Artists will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the art residency.
Paid by artist:
  • Artists should bring all other materials for painting that are not provided by organiser (for Painters) and all necessary devices to shoot, edit and produce art residency videos and musical instruments, sound recorders, and microphones to produce audio artworks (for video artists)
  • All artists in residence are expected to participate in organized creative workshops for schools for youth within the duration of their residency. Artists’ POINT is planning every week 2 days workshop for local school children which focuses on creative learning and ecological awareness via art exercises. The art residency is based on the contribution to the community therefore artists are welcome to include an idea for an innovative workshop in Project Concept.
Application guidelines:

The programme is open to professional visual artists who finished their master's degree in fine arts from a recognised university.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

  • Submit images of your artworks ( 3-5 color photos of your artwork, jpg format suitable for printing of bulletins) and a registration form filled completely as an e-mail attachment to picasso.pupils[at]
  • Or enter your website + send completely filled registration form as an e-mail attachment to picasso.pupils[at]

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Picasso Pupils

Picasso Pupils

Artists‘ POINT 2023

The artists will get an opportunity to explore the authentic culture of Meghalaya. They will visit the famous root bridges as well as hidden places. They will experience the spirit of Sacred Forest and will interact with local people who are rooted in a traditional lifestyle. Artists will be provided the time for individual contemplation and for the execution of their artworks in a studio space near the accommodation. An interaction of invited artists with the local artists from Meghalaya is expected. Artists will contribute their knowledge in organised workshops for local schools.


At the end of the residency programme there will be a final exhibition where each artist will present the art works created during the art residency and share the experience with the invited guests.

Technical Information

The Artists’ POINT art residency requires that participants donate two of their art works created during the residency program (each of approximate size 100 x 80cm) towards Artists’ POINT art collection (applicable for painters) which will be further exhibited during international art exhibitions organized by Picasso Pupils. Artists also have to prepare digital presentations (powerpoint or JPGs saved in order on pen drive) of his/her most important art works and achievements, which will be presented during the introduction session.


The art residency programme will gather professional artists from around the world into the rural area of Meghalaya, North-East India, for one month. The art residency will provide an opportunity to experience the untouched nature, lifestyle and culture, mysterious monoliths, root bridges, traditional music, and folklore of Assam's hills.

Contact information

Shillong 793003

picasso.pupils [at]