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D.I.S.C. the Art residency is offering one long period residency (90 days) and two shorter period programs usually (45 days) yearly.

Resident artists will be creating and traveling in the rural areas of Odisha state, India.

Residency programs are created to happen in a different concept and understanding from the usual art residency. D.I.S.C. The Art residency’s programs are prepared so that participating artists experience a journey in rural Odisha. As one part of each program, is traveling to and visiting places to meet and work with the masters, the home of where the traditional Art form comes from. Artists will be accompanied by the residency team moving through Odisha.

D.I.S.C. the Art residency collecting small groups of the artists for the programs.

Each program of the residency contains 3 stages – journey, base camp and showing the outcome of the residency :

1. Journey.

The moving stage of the residency. Group of international artists will be moving through a beautiful rural places of Odisha state, will be collaborating with local artist’s, collecting the ideas and experiences. For each program we choose three types of crafts for resident artists to make acquaintance. One is the craft of indigenous people, one is ancient craft of India and one is a craft which is now assimilated with a contemporary craft culture. According to that, artists will move through three places and will be staying at each place for some time. This will generate the ideas given by the context and to understand deeper the craft and materials. Also artists will be able to work on their own project’s. At the same time artists will enjoy the local nature, living style, local festivals, music, meeting native people. Resident artists will be offered to visit a places of interest at each area.

2. Work in progress. Settled stage of the residency.

Artists will be staying at the base camp of the residency to continue developing their creative ideas, finish their art works and to prepare for the exhibition.

3. Outcome.

At the end of the residency artists are given an opportunity to show their residency outcome.