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.
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.