Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a general FAQ about Farm Studio International Artist Residencies.
Who is eligible to apply?
Artists creating in any media are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media.
Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply.
Open to emerging and established artists.
What countries do you accept applicants from?
Farm Studio hosts an international artist residency that accepts applicants from India and from all over the world.
Does Farm Studio pay for travel costs or provide stipends?
As an independent residency, Farm Studio is currently unable to provide any funding or stipends for travel to the residency program.
Artists are encouraged to apply for funding from their own cultural agencies. Funding and sponsorship will be acknowledged in Farm Studio publicity including online and print materials, posters, catalogues, etc.
Farm Studio in collaboration with Hinge Arts Projects do sponsor several artists per year to have a free stay and artist residency at Farm Studio. See the News page for a list of the sponsored artists.
When is the deadline for applications?
The deadline is set according to the schedule each year (please see website for current and future session details).
How far in advance do I need to apply?
Deadline applications are posted on the website and are according to the residency session.
What is the length of one residency session?
The length of one residency session is approximately one month.
How many artists come to the residency each year?
Farm Studio residency can currently house approximately 6 to 12 resident artists per month.
What is the selection process for the residency?
A panel of professionals review submissions with decisions based on the quality of the proposal, support materials submitted, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.
All artists will be informed by email shortly after this review or according to the date posted on the website.
Do you provide visas for international artists?
As an non-profit organization we cannot provide visas, but if an artist needs any information to apply for a visa to come to Rajasthan we can provide a letter of invitation. Most countries do require a visa to visit India but Visa requirements differ from country to country. Many artists opt for a 30 or 60 day visa.
What expenses are related to the residency? What is included in the residency fee?
Accommodation, meals and studio access is included in the residency fee.
Local bus/train station pick-up and sightseeing is also included, but artists must arrange and/or pay for transportation which exceeds 30-35 km.
Residency fee includes:
- Meals (Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
- Tea, coffee (on request)
- Basic kitchen
- Studio space
- Exhibition opportunity
- Invitation letter
- Local sight-seeing
- Printer B/W
- Basic tools
- First aid kit (medical box)
- Daily maintenance and cleaning of the premisis
What is the procedure for securing my spot?
Once accepted, artists receive an official invitation letter and email, and a request to pay a non-refundable deposit. The remaining residency fee is collected upon arrival at Farm Studio.
Once the deposit has been received artists are emailed a Residency Information Package with more information.
How do I find out who is attending farm studio residency while I am there?
Once Farm Studio has received confirmation from all artists who have been selected, those artists’ profiles will be posted online.
Diverse artists working in a wide variety of artistic fields attend Farm Studio residencies at the same time. For example, during one session, resident artists might include a sculptor, painter, dancer and writer, etc.
Are there home cooked meals at Farm Studio residency?
Farm Studio staff members prepare traditional Indian pure vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Can family/pets stay with me?
Pets are not allowed to stay at the artist residency.
Friends or family are welcome to visit the Farm Studio for $25 USD each, per day for short stays.
Do you accept applications for collaborative projects?
Farm Studio residency accepts and encourages artists to apply for collaborative projects.
Applicable fees are per person.
Will I need insurance?
Getting insurance is up to the artists’ discretion, but travel and health insurance is highly recommended. Some artists opt for insurance to cover any possible accident, loss or damage (including but not limited to health insurance and general liability insurance) during their stay.
Is smoking allowed in my studio/living space?
All studio buildings connected to the Farm Studio residency are smoke-free, but smoking in the outdoor and surrounding areas is permitted.
What cultural, recreational, or extracurricular activities are available?
Farm Studio offers many possibilities to step away from one’s artwork for a few hours or for a day. Located just 50 meters from the studio are walking trails that follow the desert and mountain. Andore Village is a 20 minute walk (approx. 2 km).
Farm Studio staff members can also organize half-day to full-day excursions to interesting cultural locations.
What is the internet set up at Farm Studio?
The Farm Studio provides wireless internet access in and around the studio.
Where is Farm Studio located?
Farm Studio is located in rural Rajasthan (see website for map).
What is the weather like?
October weather is variable, just preceding the monsoon. November temperatures are cooler and dryer than October, and during winter (Dec-Jan-Feb.) day time temperatures are between 15-30 degrees celsius and drop to between 5-15 degrees celsius in the night. During these months there is no rain at all, and there are no mosquitoes.
When applying, consider that it might take a little time to adjust to the environment, particularly if you are new to Rajasthan.
What are the accommodations?
Artists stay in tents which are provided. Each tent has a bed and plenty of bedding for all weather conditions.
What surrounds Farm Studio?
Please note that Farm Studio is an open environment. Sights and sounds of animals; particularly birds, dogs, cows, goats, etc. are present. As well as the local Marwari and Hindi neighbours or friends, people of many nationalities attend Farm Studio so many languages are spoken. Though extremely tranquil, life abounds! Artists can expect to meet neighbouring farmers, tractors, children, animals, insects, and other visitors during their time at Farm Studio.
Directly surrounding Farm Studio are fields and families farming. Some of the crops which are grown are: wheat, corn, peanuts, mustard, castor and fennel. Many shepherds bring their buffalo, cows, goats, sheep and camels to graze in fields adjacent to Farm Studio.
Also accessible are walking trails into the desert and nearby mountains and hills.
Andore Village is 2km from Farm Studio and can be accessed by walking, bicycle, or rickshaw. See “Farm Studio – Andore” page for more information about the local community and link to Andore Village web page.
If any questions remain or you wish to clarify a specific item send us an email.