APRE Art House is committed to support emerging art practitioners and in lieu of its this commitment, the Gallery is pleased to announce its second edition of Artist Residency Programme 2023 under APRE Edu. The Program offers eight artists an opportunity to explore beyond their existing ecosystems through a collaboration with artists from diverse backgrounds. The duration of the programme is 8 weeks, where the resident artist will be encouraged to exchange ideas, have discussions and experience the dynamic art culture of Mumbai. The programme encourages multi- disciplinary practices to engage with the Gallery.
The resident artist will be encouraged to exchange ideas, have discussions, and experience the dynamic art culture of Mumbai. The program aims to foster dialogue with the local community and explore possibilities and the development of the artist’s practice through different modules, regular mentorship, and feedback from the Gallery Director, Ms. Prerna Jain, and various experts and curators.Key Dates:Application Deadline: 30th April, 2023Commencement: 10th May, 2023
FACILITYThe residency is facilitated in a 10,000 sq. ft. property based in Sakinaka, Mumbai. Each artist will have an area of around 2,500 sq. ft. to themselves. The space is close to the airport and 7 minutes away from the metro, providing connectivity to the city. The terrace of the facility overlooks the sight of the city line with open skies. The accommodation largely focuses on studio space while having access to basic facilities for day- to – day living.MENTORSHIPThe Programme will involve discussions and mentorship from the Director, Ms. Jain and from various curators that align with the Artist’s practice, providing key insights into the artist’s practice. We try to align each artist’s practice with specific curators and ask the artist to fill out the application form accordingly.PROGRAMME STRUCTUREThe Artist is requested to submit an outline of what they would like to achieve at the time so the Gallery can align its efforts with the Artist to achieve the same. The Gallery will provide access to academic papers and literature from the Gallery Library that aligns with the Artist’s practice. There will be open studio visits (as per season’s conditions), to gain exposure and feedback from a wider set of audience.GALLERY DISLAYResident Artists will get the oppurtunity to be considered to be a part the Gallery's upcoming shows depending on the overaching theme of the same.The Residency Structure for the 8-week Programme:Artist- Curator Guidance MeetGallery Director VisitsAPRE Art House Gallery VisitOpen Studio VisitLectures (depending on expert availability):Market Guidance and Portfolio DevelopmentSocial Media Marketing GuidanceConservation and PackingLegal ConsiderationsPresentation:Artist PresentationOpen Studio (Live or on ground)Opputunity for Gallery Display
Resident Artists from Edition I
How do I apply?
Please download this form: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1dzV9h3BIJMsD1twHq8gvn4KooRMOjwlh
Fill in the required details
Add in 5 most recent artwork images and their details
Add your proposal
(Note: Proposals and Artist statements are different. A Proposal refers to a clear objective or a project that you would like to execute during your time here.)
And email it to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I need to Carry?
Please carry any Art material and any personal belonging that you may require during the residency.
Can Artists outside of Mumbai apply?
We encourage artists from all over India to apply to this programme.
Is there any fee?
There is no fee for the residency or for the application.
Where do I report?
Upon selection, you can directly report to the residency address where the team will arrange for your accommodation.
What about food arrangements?
We provide a basic kitchen facility where you can prepare any meal that you prefer. We will be providing some basic snacks in the pantry. The food is to be taken care of by the resident.
How can I request for literature?
You can contact the Gallery Team about the subject of academic interest and the Gallery will try its best to make arrangements for the same if possible.
Should I carry my laptop?
We encourage that you do as we can then assign you projects and feedbacks through various softwares in addition to the visits.
What are the amenities provided?
The accomodation includes single and double beds in a dorm/ room sharing format. It includes a work table, chair, standing fan and kitchen facilities.
How Do I reach there?
You can reach Mumbai through any major train station. The residency is close to the International Airport. You can contact our team for directions. Travel is take care of by the Resident.
The Resident contributes two artworks at the end of each residency as per the relevant guidelines set.