Proposals are invited for the first Open Call for CreativeCollaborative Mothers , a residency art project initiated by Indian artist Ruchika Wason Singh; engaging mother artists in collaborations for exchange and creative production. The first session of the project shall be Creative Duologue- I ; focused on bringing together two mother artists, in a short artist residency for a period of seven days. The idea is to provide time and space to exchange notes on ‘the maternal’, propelling mutual exchange and knowledge making ; leading to a creative process and production of creative work.
The short duration of the residency should be used to realise a collaborative exchange , started at least a month before the commencement of the residency on site. Applications can be made as individual artists with thoughts on points of collaboration or as duo -artists with a pre-conceived collaborative outline structured for themselves. The stay during the residency should concretise pre-discussed ideas and bring them to creative production.
‘The Maternal’ as an experience for mother artists , is a point of departure for collaborations at the residency. Mother Artists are free to find their own routes into dialogues and modes of exchange. Inter-cultural or inter-generational dialogues and responses to the maternal are preferred. Mother Artists working in painting, drawing, photography, installation, sculpture ,performance art, video art and sound art can apply for the collaborative residency. At the end of the residency , each artist should submit a typed artist statement. It should describe the process of collaboration, beginning from the pre-residency dialogues to the creative works produced. (a basic format for the same shall be provided). Along with the text, two original creative works produced during the residency should also be submitted . The submission should be in an A4 size folder and shall be a part of The Maternal Chord Archive.
The CCM Residency will provide the Mother Artists with the following–
-Independent ,spacious , mountain facing rooms (with attached bathrooms) to stay in.
-Studio space inside the house or in the outdoors , to create (the site is especially suitable for outdoor installations).
-Local/ Regional grocery (artists are to use the common kitchen for cooking together).
-Cleaning and maintenance shall be arranged on every second day.
The Mother Artists should take care of –
-Travel to and from the site of the residency in Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India. (assistance in arranging the same can be provided if required ).
-Phone and internet
-Any medical aid and insurance
-Any other personal needs.
Before applying, kindly note that the site of the residency is a comfortable bungalow situated in the small town of Jeolikote in Uttarakhand, India. It has easy access by road and railways from New Delhi. The nearest railway stations are Kathgodam ( driving time to Jeolikote is about 30 minutes ) and Haldwani (driving time to Jeolikote is about 50 minutes) . The nearest big hospital is in Haldwani. Internet availability can be partial due to weather conditions. Smoking within the premises of the residence is strictly prohibited.
( See https://creativecollaborativemothers.wordpress.com for picture gallery).
1. Statement of intent (maximum 500 words) –
– The title of your proposal .
-Discuss concept/s, thought/s or idea/s you wish to exchange with the other mother artist
– 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 (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 – Creative Duologue- I, your name/s and title of the proposal.
Date of the Residency – to be discussed.
Duration– Seven days
Deadline for Submission– Ongoing .
Date of announcement of participants for the first session of Creative Duologue – Rolling.
(please check https://creativecollaborativemothers.wordpress.com)
Please send your submissions to Ruchika Wason Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Call for Creative Duologue-I is currently closed. For any queries of interest please send an email.