Zorba the Buddha offers programs which integrate learning, creative growth, celebration and inner exploration. The Artists-in-Residence program at the center provides a unique opportunity for creative individuals to develop their artistic journey in a spiritual atmosphere, in close communion with nature. Offered for a period of 1 month (up to 60 days for ceramic artists/studio potters and any other special projects); it includes accommodation, prepared vegetarian meals and studio facilities. The residency can begin on any date convenient to the artist.

Delhi offers dynamic opportunities for cultural and artistic engagements, and artists can chose from a wide variety of excursions within the city. The multi-layered and vibrant culture of the city leaves artists inspired to explore color, form and expression in new ways!

Artist Residency Application Form

Some other details are indicated below:

Eligibility: All artists above the age of 18 years are eligible to apply. Student residency is also available.
Duration: 30 days or upto 45 to 60 days for ceramic artists, studio potters and other special projects.
Fellowships: The artists’ subsidized contribution towards the program is US $ 50 per day per person, inclusive of accommodation/studio charges and 3 vegetarian meals.
Applications: Applications are received throughout the year and reviewed weekly.
Selection Procedure: All applicants are required to fill in an application form which is reviewed by a panel. Selection is based on the artist’s current body of work, project proposal and motivation to develop their project at the village. The requirement of a project proposal helps us to understand the viability of their project in residence given the facilities. This project may change upon their arrival and experience in India.
Creative Disciplines We welcome applications from all creative disciplines including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Visual Arts: Painting, drawing, illustration, studio ceramics, sculpture, photography, ikebana, digital arts, landscape art, fiber and textile arts, installation art, public art, conceptual art and so on.
    Literary Arts: Novel writing, playwriting, creative writing, poetry, haiku, script-writing and journalism
  • Performing Arts: Acting, dancing, music, direction, choreography, puppetry, clowning and miming.
  • Healing Art: Yoga, meditation, massage, ayurveda and other rejuvenation therapies like reiki, shiatsu, reflexology and so on.
  • Design: Applied and theoretical design projects in the field of graphic design; architecture; furniture and interior design; textile, fashion, accessory and jewelry design; product design; space design and narratives.

Note: While the centre has private and shared studio spaces for general use, specific facilities include a pottery/ceramic studio with a kiln. Artists therefore are required to arrange for all necessary materials/ equipment for their projects specific to the concerned media. Further, all expenses for these and other material costs for their work are to be borne by the artists. The center can facilitate the sourcing of such supply wherever possible.

For further details on accommodation, studios, facilities, and prices please get in touch at: love@zorbathebuddha.org