Artist selected for 2013: Shreyas Karle.
Application process will open again in summer 2013.
The Charles Wallace India Trust and Gasworks has an on-going partnership to offer a fully funded three month residency for an artist based in India to come to the UK. In 2011 they were joined by The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, as joint partners. The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.
The residency comprises:
- accommodation and living expenses in London
- a private studio at Gasworks
- an artist's talk and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
- administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks.
This residency focuses on professional development, artistic exchange and the development of artistic process. The support, networks and creative environments that Gasworks can offer will provide the artist with the means to research and experiment with new work, taking an important step in an international context.
This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists, under the age of 40, based in India. The selected artist should be in a strong position to make an enthusiastic, discursive and speculative engagement with both the studio environments and London's wider artistic and cultural context.
The residency is scheduled to take place during April-June 2013.
Overview of Gasworks International Residency Programme - please click here and scroll to 'Overview'
Please read this before applying.
Selection and eligibility
The residency is open to contemporary artists working in all disciplines, however one must note the restricted facilities. Emerging and mid career artists involved in high quality art practice who have not had the opportunity to work in London before are prioritised.
Applying artists may wish to follow a specific research interest, but should be prepared to be flexible. A project proposal outlining the intent for the residency period should be submitted.
Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.
A decision will be made in liaison with the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and the Charles Wallace India Trust. The artists will be notified by the end of December 2012.
We prefer digital applications in PDF or Word format. If your application requires more than one email in order to be delivered successfully due to the size of the files, please send it via www.wetransfer.com (or similar). Please note, there is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us.
There is no application form. Please read the information about Gasworks International Residency Programme carefully (linked above) and then please send:
1. An artist's statement describing your practice and areas of interest in your work (250 word max)
2. A minimum of 10 images of recent work in ONE concise PDF-file or as several jpeg-files, with captions and a short description if necessary. Postal applications are also accepted but please do not send originals.
3. A curriculum vitae
4. A statement outlining your plans, if you were to be offered the residency, which could include a short description of a research project specific to the context of London or your residency at Gasworks (200 word max). This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency.
5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about the work or exhibitions, publications, etc.)
6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available between April –June 2013 if selected
Applications should be emailed to:
Residencies Assistant, Gasworks
If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH
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