Open Call

Kathmandu international artists in residency, 2020 (KIAR 2020)

Space A

No Funding
Kathmandu, Nepal


It is a month long residency Residency conditions: Internet Connection / A private room during the residency / Shared working space during the residency / Access to shared spaces (kitchen, toilets, bathrooms) / Possibility to organize workshop/debate in the residency / Promotion through social media / Human and technical resources / Connections with the local cultural scene Expectations of the artist: Presentation / Workshop for children or college students (optional) / Exhibition or open studio or research presentation Expenses paid by artist: Travel / Supplies / Material / Daily expenses / Food / Volunteer Fee (if needed) / Health insurance / Essential equipment for trekking (can hire in Kathmandu) / Residency fee

Number of Participants

Each time max. 3 applicants will be selected. One partner is allowed in advance notice with extra charge.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 15, 2020 - April 15, 2020


  • $500.00 program fee (one-time)


Shared Studio


Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Exhibition, Open Studios, Workshops


Architecture, Ceramics, Choreography, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Land Art, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, Visual Arts


Beganli, English, French, Hindi, Nepali, Persian

Program Description

Kathmandu international artist-in-residence program (KIAR) is an initiative of Space A, a significant hub in the field of contemporary art both locally and internationally. The goal of the KIAR is to create an intellectual space where the residents will get the chance to penetrate the local cultural and socio-political contexts, as well as to combine their artistic practices (research, production, etc.) with meetings, lectures, and other discursive events with local and international artists, cultural experts, critics, and curators. It is a month long residency. There will be five Residency programs this year. Each time max. 3 applicants will be selected. Who can apply? Visual Artist / Painter / Sculptor / Ceramist / Print Maker / Performing Artist / Musician / Writer / New Media Artist / Curator / Film Making / Theater Artist / Architecture / Art Critics / Researcher

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