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

Three Artist each time and one partner in advance notification and 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



Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Open Studios, Performances, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Land Art, Literature, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Video Art, Visual Arts, Web Design, Web Development


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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