Nilaya : Artist residency

what artists can expect

The Prayukti Arts Residency program is a resource for growing artists to develop and showcase their new work. Each cycle of the residency will support 1-2 artists based on applications. Accepted artists can expect access to our studio space twice a week for three months (50 studio hours) to explore their concept or project. Prayukti will promote the accepted artists/works/applications on our website and social media. Prayukti is also able to offer a small honorarium to each artist.

What we ask of the artist

Artists should apply with a concept or idea for a piece that they are currently working on or intend to work on. We are particularly interested in artists exploring and finding their own voice within traditional art forms and forms that require the use of space in the creative process. 

Once accepted, we ask that the artist document their process during studio sessions, for Prayukti archives and online promotional material. We encourage a Work in Progress performance at the end of the residency. In addition, applicants must show intent to publicly present the work developed in residency within 1 year of participating the in the residency program (this can include applying to be in the Prayukti Work in Progress Showcase in the next available cycle)

This program is intended for
  • practitioners of South Asian movement-based art forms 
  • artists deeply committed to their practice and have a track record of work done to justify their need for space
  • preference will be given to artists who identify as women of color, LGBTQIA+, are from marginalized communities or any kind of under represented minority
  • artists who have difficulty in finding resources in creation of art
  • artists available for (week) day-time studio access


Applications for our first residency program will open from October 2022.
The program will commence in March 2023.

Watch this space for more details

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