BEAR Residency Program
Bengal Eco Art Rally
Application Deadline:Â February 20, 2010
14 x 2-weeks and 4-weeks residencies for the following disciplines:
â€¢ environmental art â€¢ landscape/garden design â€¢ architecture – Selected artists will be offered travel and subsistence cost
The program is exclusive to UK based artists
We offer a multi-disciplinary residency program for UK and Indian artists to conceive and execute new ideas and to work on BEAR projected activities withÂ site-specific responses toÂ the rich natural environmentÂ of Sunderbans .
The working environment in Sunderbans is intended to be conducive to the creative process and the program is designed to foster a collegial atmosphere and sense of community among the participating artists.
BEAR programme aims to host UK 14 artists for 4-week residencies from May through November 2009. and from Jan to July 2010 – We provide each artist with comfortable living quarters in Sunderbans
BEARÂ is primarily designed to support artists in the following disciplines: eco-arts, landscape and garden design and architecture. While we are open to consideration of other more specialized disciplines, as a general rule we focus on the creative phase of the artistic process.
Participation in the residency program is primarily determined by a competitive selection process that follows an open call to artists. Applications are evaluated by separate, balanced, rotating juries in the following fields:
â€¢ environmental art
â€¢ landscape/garden design
The residency program has a modest invitation element as well. Artists whose work is held in particularly high regard by selection committee members and staff as well as those artists proposing projects of special/strategic significance for BEAR vision are invited to participate alongside and on the same terms as those offered residencies by virtue of the jury system.
BEAR selections are based on the strength of the artistâ€™s existing body of work, the perceived importance of the creative project(s) being proposed by the artist for his/her residency and an evaluation of the likelihood of the artist achieving success and satisfaction in Sunderbans environment. We enthusiastically welcome candidates from varying backgrounds, with varying belief systems and of differing age groups.
If you are interested in taking part, please send your project proposal toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org