Sanskriti Pratishthan, is an Indian not-for-profit cultural organisation based in New Delhi. Sanskriti literally means 'the process of cultivating,' and the Pratishthan (or Foundation) was set up in 1979, initially to help cultivate an environment for preservation and promotion of India's artistic and cultural resources. Since then, Sanskriti has grown organically and embraced a wider variety of activities and creative endeavours not only from India but all over the world. As an institute their watchword is to conserve and perpetuate a tradition that is vital and vibrant, as ancient as it is contemporary, as beautiful as it is functional, as elegant as it is simple and as Indian as it is universal. Sanskriti is rooted in the soil of life and its inexorable and intrinsic sense of beauty. Its faith is in culture as a catalyst and as part of everyday life and not as an exclusive ivory tower concept.
The International Residency Programme for Artists and Scholars is both available for individual and group artists. These three model of group residencies are the following and can be applied directly to Sanskriti:
- Self-Proposed group creative residencies: http://www.sanskritifoundation.org/terms-conditions-residencies.html
- Collaborative group creative residencies: http://www.sanskritifoundation.org/terms-conditions-residencies.html
- Academic learning residencies: http://www.sanskritifoundation.org/terms-conditions-residencies.html
For individual artists who would like to apply the international residency program, you can choose to apply directly to Sanskriti or through partner organization with eligibility. These partner organizations includes:
- AsiaLink only for Artists from Australia
- Fulbright for Artists from US
- Pro Helvetia – Arts Council of Switzerland
- UNESCO for International Applicants
The Centre has 8 studio-apartments and 4 dormitories which are specifically designed as combined living and working quarters. All 8 studios are double-storeyed apartments. A staircase leads up from the studio to the mezzanine to a comfortable bedroom and bathroom. All studios open into a courtyard. Details can be found here.
Three thematic museums, Library / Research Centre, Ceramics Centre, Enamel Centre, Site-specific Installation spaces, Art Materials, two gallery spaces(800 sqft & 900sqft) and Multi Purpose Hall(1000 sqft).
The Sanskriti Kendra is located approximately 10 km south of New Delhi. Located on the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, the Kendra is spread over seven acres of land on the foothills of the Aravali hill range. The India Gandhi International Airport is located 12 km from the Sanskriti Kendra. When travelling by train, arrivals at the New Delhi Railway Station or the Old Delhi Railway Station, are about 20 km from The Kendra.