Artists from all forms of the arts are invited to apply

Alliance Française du Bengale in Kolkata (, and The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata ( in collaboration with the Kolkata based gallery CIMA ( and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal ( are organizing the second interdisciplinary Indo – European Residency Project Kolkata. The Institut Français in India ( supports the Alliance française du Bengale in the organization of this project.

The residency takes place in Kolkata, West Bengal, India and in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India and lasts seven weeks (six weeks in Kolkata and one week in Santiniketan). The start of the stay is planned for October 2018.

For the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata, three artists practicing different art forms (one from France, Germany and India) will work and explore the city together, for six weeks in Kolkata and one week in Santiniketan. A studio space is provided in Kolkata as well. During their stay, the artists will meet for a productive exchange with cosmopolitan and culturally interested people, artists, NGOs and others in West Bengal.

The aim of this residency is the creation of an individual or collective art project during the stay in India. The engagement, with fellow artists from different countries, along with personal artistic experiences will help create a new cultural space for inspiring ideas and producing entrancing results.

Important dates
Application deadline: 19 August 2018
Final selection: 7 September 2018
Start of the residence: 24 October 2018

End of the residence: 16 December 2018

Application Criteria

For French Applicants

For Indian Applicants