Open Call- ‘At- Home’ Colloquy – I

Open Call
‘At- Home’ Colloquy – I

Proposals are invited for the Open Call for CreativeCollaborative Mothers , an art project engaging mother artists in collaborations for exchange and creative production. The first session of this ‘make it happen’ platform of exchange is ‘At-Home’ Colloquy-I . Unlike the Creative Duologue sessions of CCM, to be realised ‘on site’ in Uttarakhand; it is focused on bringing together two mother artists, in association with each other , despite their not meeting in person .The idea is to foster dialogue even where meeting in person is not possible; exchange thoughts through different modes of communication, and develop a body of work.

Duration– The mother artists are free to mutually decide the duration of their at- home project; ranging from one month to one year.

Concept– The ‘At-Home’ Colloquy -I is focused on exchanges of notes and responses to experiences from the ‘maternal’ domain. Inter-cultural or inter-generational dialogues and responses to the maternal are preferred.Points of departure could be ,but are not limited to- the art work/s of one another, exchange of cultural / social aspects of the maternal , objects, icons/ myths/ narratives / personal histories.

Applications are to be sent as duo -artists only, with a pre-conceived collaborative outline structured. Mother Artists working in painting, drawing, photography, installation, sculpture ,performance art, video art and sound art can apply for the collaborative at-home residency. Inter-disciplinary dialogues are welcome. At the end of the residency , each artist should submit a typed artist statement. It should describe the process of collaboration, beginning from the dialogues to the creative works produced. (a format for the same shall be provided). Along with the text, images of the works produced and one original creative work produced during the residency should also be submitted . The submission should be in an A4 size folder only, to be POSTED and shall be a part of The Maternal Chord Archive. Simultaneously, the material submitted shall also be put up on the wordpress site for public .
Artist- duo whose applications for the At-Home Colloquy-I are accepted, can also request for a residency in Uttarakhand , India at a later date .
All material received for The Maternal Chord Archive shall be used for non-commercial purpose only.

Kindly Submit
1. Statement of intent (maximum 500 words) –
– The title of your proposal .
-Discuss concept/s, thought/s or idea/s you wish to exchange as mother artists.
– Modes of exchange you wish to take up.
– Modes of response you intend to use / medium you wish to create in.
2. Biography – One A4 size page for each artist (including educational qualification, current designation,solo exhibitions and projects, major previous participations , your country of birth/ nationality and your full contact details ).
3. Images – 5 images of recent works / collaborations / projects

Text Submitted should be MS Word
Images- Jpeg , no more than 1MB each (please label each image with your name ,the title of the work / project and the year of creation )
Please send your submissions in ONE email only.
In the email subject line , please write — For ‘At- Home’ Colloquy-I followed by your name/s and title of the proposal.
Deadline for Submission– ONGOING
Date of Announcement of Participants for ‘At-Home’ Colloquy-I – Within one month from date of submission.
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Please send your submissions to Ruchika Wason Singh at


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  1. I m sure it will be very nice for all mother artists thank you so much dear Ruchika


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