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ONE WORLD Artist Residency

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Event History

The Residency was established in Hyderabad in 2011 and shifted to Bhubaneswar in 2016. Located in the heart of the eastern India, in Bhubaneswar, the cathedral city (state of Odisha, India), KIAR is an international cultural center dedicated to artistic creation, cultural exchange and Culture Tour. It develops and hosts artistic residence, exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to art and culture The purpose of KIAR BBSR is to provide an ideal retreat style project space for creative people to reconnect and build on their creativity while continuing their artistic journey. Emerging and established artists, curators, photographers and writers with an identified project and a commitment to concentrated work are encouraged to apply. KIAR Bhubaneswar consists of a private self-contained cabin within the property of a larger house and studio. The Residency is approximately 270 sq meters that includes one small private bedroom, four shared bed rooms and 4 bathroom, kitchenette and large studio room , one Small Gallery , one roof top sitting area, one 2400 sq feet garden area , free WIFI, comfortable furniture. The courtyard and gardens are very suitable for a organic vegetation..

What Makes this event different?

We provide guided tour by international curator with in depth know;edge about Indian, culture, heritage,people,food,places,festivals,art etc. One can experience the real unexplored side of India and get a lot of Indian as well as international connections cause of the global network KALANIRVANA has. The selected photographers will be featured and highlighted in our online art portal called .

Copyright Policy

The copy right of the submitted works for application will be with the photographers. Kalanirvana will not use them for any commercial purpose without the prior permission of the photographers.

Image Usage Rights

Please submit five of your works to our mail id along with your bio data.Each works should be not less than 1mb and not more than 5mb in size and they should be in .jpeg format only. The copy right of the submitted works for application will be with the photographers. Kalanirvana will not use them for any commercial purpose without the prior permission of the photographers.

Kalanirvana invites established and emerging artists,photographers, architects, writers, curators, cultural managers, performing artists etc  for perusing their artistic exploration and experience Indian Culture, Art and its vibrant heritage to get inspired or to do research.

Key Points:

1.Half sponsored
3.Learn Indian Cuisine ( three minimum and maximum 7 )
4.Learn Indian language ( basics)
4. Workshop
5. Exhibition for residents who stays more than 25 days
6. Interaction with Indian family
7. Enjoy Bollywood film and music
8. Host by Global Curator

The artists will participate to understand, experience and learn about Indian culture and art and it will be a exchange of culture in true sense during their stay at KIAR Artists Residency. The artists will be able to explore the world famous temple architecture dates back to 6th century till date and various crafts and textiles and hand made fabrics as well a true spiritual Indian culture.


WINTER 2019 – Jan 07 – Feb 08 ( Application dead line 20th Nov 2018 )

MONSOON 2019 – June 10 – July 22 ( Application dead line 20th April 2019 )

FALL 2019– Sept 05 – Dec 28 ( Application dead line 20th July 2019 )

( Based on availability )

For more information and to apply be sure to visit the Event Website and click on ARTIST RESIDENCY in the main menu or click on :


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