Open Call

Kathmandu international artists in residency 2025 – May (Only for Swiss Citizens)

Space A

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Kathmandu, Nepal


Must be a Swiss Citizen. Visual Artist · Painter · Sculptor · Ceramist · Print Maker · Performing Artist · Musician · Writer · New Media Artist · Curator · Film Making · Theater Artist · Architecture · Art Critics · Researcher

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 01, 2025 - May 30, 2025


Co-Working, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals


Architecture, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Puppeteers, Research, Sculpture, Sound Art, Theatre, Video Art, Visual Arts


Beganli, English, French, Hindi, Nepali, Persian

Program Description

Customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. A conglomeration lies in the capital city Kathmandu where cultures are blending to form a national identity. Kathmandu Valley has served as the country’s cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the 18th Century. A prominent factor in a Nepali’s everyday life is religion. Adding color to the lives of Nepalese are festivals the year round which they celebrate with much pomp and joy. Food plays an important role in the celebration of these festivals. The capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with breathtaking Newari architecture, and centuries-old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. KIAR – May is a one-month-long residency (30 days) for Swiss Citizen which is partially funded by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kathmandu.

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