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Travel grant: Dresden-Bangalore

In cooperation with the C. Rockefeller Centerand the Central plant writes the State Capital Dresden a Travel grant out. The aim of this artist-in-residence program is to get to know the art scene in the Indian metropolis Bangalore and to exchange ideas and suggestions. The travel grant is embedded in the bangaloREsidency, in which approx. 10 artists from Germany are collaborating with one of the 30 partner organizations in Bangalore at the same time. In return, an artist from Bangalore will join the C. Rockefeller Center be a guest in Dresden.

The data:
  • Work stay for six to eight weeks in Bangalore / India (expected September 12th-November 7th, 2021)
  • Artistic focus: media art, performance, audio
  • Residency partner 2021: Walkin Studios
  • Free accommodation in a guest apartment
  • Travel / visa fee of EUR 1,000
  • Flat rate production costs in consultation with the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore of up to EUR 2,000
  • Cost of living of 2,000 rupees per day (approx. 22.60 euros, will be paid in cash on site)
  • The accommodation is not suitable for artists with school-age children
  • The scholarship holder has to take care of a health insurance abroad and the necessary vaccinations.
The conditions:
  • completed artistic training
  • Residence in Dresden
The application:
Short biography, letter of motivation with reference to the place of residence, project description (max. 1-2 pages), documentation material on previous artistic work as a PDF portfolio (DVD also possible), please no originals.

To be submitted to:
Office for Culture and Monument Protection, Mr. Martin Chidiac, Königstraße 15, 01097 Dresden, [email protected], inquiries by phone: (03 51) 4 88 89 33

Application deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2021

The decision:

A jury made up of representatives of the awarding party and Dresden artists sifts through the submitted applications and selects the artist. The result is expected to be announced in mid-February 2021. Whether the scholarship can actually be realized depends on the current travel regulations in autumn 2021 with regard to the Covid 19 pandemic.

bangaloREsidency partner

© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in collaboration with 1 Shanthiroad Studio / Gallery a bangaloREsidency at. It is a well-known studio in Bangalore with pleasant working and living spaces, but simple standards.

Since the establishment of the gallery and residence at 1Shanthiroad in 2003, it has become a respected meeting place for national and international artists. 1Shanthiroad offers multiple artists opportunities for installations, performance art and exhibitions. It also creates a space for local artists and an exchange platform with international artists. Up-and-coming artists from all over the world are supported to realize their visions, whereby interaction, creative exchange and the experience of interacting with the local art scene are the essential elements.

CULTURE + COMMUNITY + CREATIVITY

© 1 Shanthi Road Known for its large circle of patrons, 1Shanthiroad has shown itself to be a versatile and alternative place for art and community, as a place for dialogue, discussion and creativity. Since it was founded, it has supported and promoted aspiring artists who otherwise would have had little or no opportunity to present their art. They have also organized lectures and shows by experienced artists and scholars.

© 1 Shanthi Road1Shanthiroads inclusive and creative approaches have helped it very quickly become a critical hub for visual culture. This could not only be observed in Bangalore, but also inside and outside the country, as shown by the many artists and students from the USA, Australia, Europe and other South Asian countries who have used this residence for their creative symbiosis. In this process 1Shanthiroad has helped to help with the challenges and to push the limits of fine arts practice.

Profile of our next bangaloREsident:
"The art residencies at 1Shanthiroad support international art exchanges that venture deeper into socio-cultural and emotionally-involved dialogues between the host, local art community and the artist-in-residence. We encourage collaboration, critique and conversation as the main building blocks that foster a relationship with us. We are keen to work with artists who are able to react and work in local circumstances, through their intent in the wider field of visual arts. This season we are keen to with work with artists in the fields of book art, urban archiving and mapping, curatorial practice and photography. "

- Suresh Jayaram

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Note:
1Shanthiroad is our oldest residence and Suresh is an experienced host who has helped many artists with production.

Most recently as bangaloREsidentin @ 1Shanthiroad:

♦ Nadin Reschke
♦ Daliah Ziper
♦ Oliver Walker
♦ Ingo Gerken

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in collaboration with Abhinaya Taranga a bangaloREsidency at.

Abhinaya Taranga, a 35-year-old theater school for professionals from all walks of life, located in southern Bangalore, has always been an important part of the city's cultural scene.

The main activity of the school is theater education, but the institute is also a space where ideas can arise and develop and where creative exchange takes place.

Abhinaya Taranga aims to work with multidisciplinary artists willing to work with the school's students.
© Abhinaya Taranga
Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Most recently as bangaloREsident @ Abhinaya Taranga:

♦ Verena Regensburger

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDasGoethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with theAttakkalari Center for Movement Arts a bangaloREsidency at.

Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts is India's premier contemporary dance organization. Their programs include education and public relations, a diploma in movement arts and mixed media, research and documentation, the Attakalari Biennale and their own dance company. Attakalari was founded in 1992 by Jayachandran Palazhy and is based in Bangalore.

 

Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media
This groundbreaking project in the context of Indian contemporary dance began in September 2006 and is led by eminent national and international artists. After Attakkalri had successfully pursued this diploma for ten years, the Center built another year into the diploma program in September 2016. The curriculum of the second year focuses on professional skills and advanced training in the areas of: performance, pedagogy, choreography, dance therapy, aesthetics, etc.

This strategic initiative with practical training is intended to offer young artists from South Asia a platform to establish themselves as dancers, choreographers and teachers in the national and international scene.



Building on Attakalari's track record, the course is structured to offer general fitness and body awareness as well as a deeper insight into working with the concepts, fundamentals and techniques of the Indian tradition of representation and contemporary dance. The course ends with a public performance using stage equipment.

© Attakkalari Center for Movement ArtsProfile of our next bangaloREsident
"In keeping with both institutes’ affinity for experimental quests that expand definitions of dance and art, we invite applications for an artist-in-residence.
The artist, living and working in Germany, must be fluent in English. The resident would be responsible to train the students of Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media programs in contemporary dance techniques and / or in ballet for contemporary dancers.
The artist will have the opportunity to share training and skill sets with the students. The artist is encouraged to share movement, give feedback, and evaluate the progress the students have made at the end of the residency. The program has been designed to foster cultural exchange for the German participant and the local educational institute / community. "

- Jayachandran Palazhy

Note:
ThebangaloREsident should be prepared to work with dancers / students at different levels. The most experienced or best students are not always available. In addition, teaching activities are part of thisbangaloREsidency and should be in direct contact with the partner before starting thebangaloREsidency be clarified.

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Most recently as bangaloREsident @ Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts:

♦ Lina Gómez

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with Blank Noise, a volunteer-led collective that works against sexual harassment in public, a bangaloREsidency at.

Blank Noise is a group or a public art project that aims to combat sexual harassment, commonly known in India as "eve teasing". The project began as a student project at the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore and has since been active in many other cities, for example in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Lucknow. With campaigns like "I Never Asked For It" it deals with the concepts of shame and guilt.

© Blank NoiseDie bangaloREsidency mit Blank Noise is looking for artists who fight against sexual violence and for more security in the city. Blank Noise is currently concentrating on the project "I Never Ask For It". Most women, no matter where they come from, can remember what clothes they wore when they experienced sexual violence.

The campaign calls on women to send a piece of clothing as a witness or testimony and as a denial of guilt. In the end, a mobile installation of clothing should be created that conveys that there is no excuse for sexual violence. Artists from various disciplines who are interested in the discourse on rejection of guilt are invited to apply.

From bangaloREsident is expected to become part of the "Action Hero" community and contribute to the campaign. "I Never Asked For It" is designed over a period of two years and includes various means of expression from film, theater, performance, YouTube videos, street actions and interventions.

The artist is also expected to establish contacts with the same organization / events in Germany in order to make the initiative known outside of India.

If you would like to support Blank Noise outside of the I Never Asked For It project, you are welcome to submit a proposal.

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Most recently as bangaloREsident @ Blank Noise:

♦ Lisa Heissenberg

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDasGoethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with BORDA, a German NGO that has a local partner in Bangalore with CDD Society bangaloREsidency at.

Since it was founded in 1977, the Bremen Overseas and Development Association (BORDA e.V.) has been a non-profit organization with development cooperation projects to help fight poverty and strengthen social structures in partner countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The development cooperation measures are supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the State of Bremen and other sponsors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

© BORDA In India the focus is on the sustainable development of basic needs. This is done by spreading demand and basic needs services in the areas of decentralized sanitation, as well as sewage and waste disposal. The approach is always a local perspective, in which BORDA advises its partner network CDD Society on the implementation of the projects. To this end, partner structures are supported in setting up and organizing innovative basic services with the participation of all social forces involved.

Profile of our next bangaloREsident:
BORDA is looking for a photographer who is sincerely interested in creating awareness through artistic photos by exploring the topic of sanitation, and in particular wastewater in the Bangalore based projects.

© BORDAThe resident should engage with civil society and understand the widespread financial, cultural and health problems of poor wastewater management, since open defecation, inefficient canals and leaks, as well pollution of water bodies affect the lives of Bangaloreans. The resident will be required to understand the need for an appropriate sanitation infrastructure alongside social and capacity development components. The solutions and the impact associated with these interventions should be transposed in a creative manner, without stereotyping the poverty aspect, but rather presenting it as a phenomenon prevalent in major Indian cities.
  • Powerful visualization of the lives of people across the sanitation value chain
  • Portrayal of the face of Bangalore from the sanitation perspective
  • Fulfillment of the need to document the “hidden” aspects of sanitation in an eye opener for urban Bangalore
  • Creation of awareness of the impact of sanitation projects - currently a largely under-publicized topic.
- Stanzin Tsephel & Lincy Paravanethu

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Most recently asbangaloREsident @ BORDA:

♦ Julia Knop

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Photo: Daily Dump© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in collaboration with Daily Dump a bangaloREsidency at. Daily Dump deals with the intersection of design + innovation + human handling of urban waste.
 
Founded in 2006, Daily Dump has looked at urban waste from a new, innovative perspective. Daily Dump, pioneer of the urban home composting movement in India, has been offering relevant design solutions for waste disposal in major cities in India for ten years.

Photo: Daily Dump It is a great pleasure to develop stories and products that help urban citizens to think about the use, consumption and management of resources in a different way.
What drives, interests and preoccupies Daily Dump is the constant search for ways in which urban citizens, the earth, nature and natural systems can engage in their daily lives.

Photo: Daily DumpDaily Dump's experience with compost over the years, coupled with her inherent interest in systematic thinking, has led her to ask questions about soil, its degeneration and regeneration. How can different contrasting realities be juxtaposed and the underlying tensions explored and used to find possible solutions? For example for degraded soils, heavy use of chemical fertilizers, diminishing biomass for farmers in rural areas, increasing issues of waste management in cities and for urban citizens who produce compost.

Photo: Daily DumpbangaloREsidency Daily Dump offers artists a unique platform to deal with the intersection of earth, waste, art, science and human behavior.

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed.Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Most recently as bangaloREsident @ Daily Dump:

♦ Marius Land

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with Experimenta India and the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology one bangaloREsidency at.

The resident will be looked after by Srishti and he / she is expected to offer workshops on experimental film / video to Srishti and to participate in Experimenta -
© Experimentadem International Festival of Moving Image Art to participate. Experimenta India will encourage interactions and networking opportunities with leading artists, filmmakers, curators, cultural organizations and academic institutions in Bangalore.

Experimenta India is an artist-run platform that supports uncompromising, fresh, captivating and critically up-to-date experiments with the "moving image".

It was founded in 2003 by filmmaker Shai Heredia. This groundbreaking platform has played an instrumental role in countering the supremacy of the mainstream Indian film industry over the years. By promoting an alternative community that reflects and examines the various traces of Indian film and video, both historical and contemporary, the festival engages in a series of projects that bring together film artists with similar creative and socio-political interests.

© ExperimentaWe curate EXPERIMENTA, the critically acclaimed film biennial. In addition, we present Indian experimental films and videos at international film festivals such as Tate Modern (London), Berlinale (Berlin), Images Festival (Toronto), EXiS Festival (Seoul) and many more.

While making Indian "moving image art" internationally known, Experimenta India regularly curated screenings and led cinematic art workshops across India. Ultimately, Experimenta India has played a crucial role in India in developing an independent, new and radical discourse for film as an art practice.
Srishti:

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore is a visionary, experimental & state-recognized institute for media arts & sciences that aims to put contemporary art, handicrafts & design ideas and practices in young India into context. The aim is to develop creative innovations that help in understanding, communicating and solving current questions, problems and issues relating to society and culture. Since Srishti was founded by a non-profit institution in 1996, it has offered a wide range of arts and design education programs, both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Education remains the core activity of the Srishti School precisely as its organic growth has drawn it into various fields of research, curation and practice. Srishti understands interdisciplinarity as her type of research and creative practice.

Status: currently does not accept applications.

Most recently as bangaloREsident @ Experimenta India:

♦ Bernd Lützeler

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with the Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum abangaloREsidency at.
Trivandrum is about an hour's flight south of Bangalore, in the state of Kerala, and is different from the actual one bangaloREsidency connected.

About the Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum:

Relations between the southern Indian state of Kerala and Germany go back several centuries. They reached the most important milestone in 1872 when the first dictionary in the Malayalam language was written by the German missionary Hermann Gundert.

© Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum With this long tradition in the background, the Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum was inaugurated on November 28, 2008 by Consul General Mr. Stefan Graf and has been the official representative of relations between Kerala and Germany ever since. Interest in the German language, culture, art forms, technologies, literature, history and politics is now widespread among various interest groups such as schoolchildren, students, researchers, writers, artists and scientists. Kerala, with over 96 percent literacy and one of the most beautiful travel destinations in India, welcomed the opening of the Goethe Center very warmly.

Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, is the proud hometown of the first Goethe Center in Kerala. The Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum, with its central location near the Kerala University, is today an important meeting place for "German and Germany lovers" and at the same time the bridgehead between German-speaking Europe and Kerala.

Status: Open to applications

Most recently as bangaloREsidentin @ Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum:

♦ Nora Bible

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bangaloREsidency.
© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDasGoethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with the Media Lab of Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) abangaloREsidency at.

The IIHS is a national educational institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of cities and villages in India. Currently 55% of the world population lives in urban areas. That number is projected to rise to 68% by 2050, which will have numerous social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts on cities. Our future depends on being smart about urbanization. The IIHS is founded on the need to change the current nature of urban education.
 
© IIHSDasMedia Lab of the IIHS is a platform that deals with urban issues using various media methods. In our rapidly changing world, the Media Lab has created a place where urban life can be better understood through the use of images and sound and where new approaches to knowledge production are possible.
 
The Media Lab regards audio-visual media as a method of research. Films, images and sound bring facts and data to life in the form of stories. The Media Lab's mission is to create a culture of research, teaching and pedagogy, both inside and outside the classroom and using digital audio & video. The lab pursues a variety of approaches to fulfill this mandate, including short workshops on filmmakers and photography, but also by maintaining an audio-visual archive on You Tube and regular film screenings, as well as our annual flagship event - the Urban Lens Film Festival .

The IIHS Media Lab offers space for creative expressions on the subject of the city. These can be shown here with the aim of developing different perspectives on a new and different understanding of the cities in which we live.
 
TheUrban Lens Film Festival is a unique film festival with a focus on cinema and the city. The idea behind the festival is to examine the different ways in which filmmakers / artists deal with the idea of ​​the city and present it on film. These fiction, non-fiction and animated films reflect a cinematic truth about cities and offer impressions beyond the skylines by telling individual / collective stories and experiences of people from all over the world.

Profile of our next bangaloREsident:
The Media Lab at IIHS is inviting applications from photographers, sound / audio-visual artists to use the city and its public spaces to find images, sounds and stories that can re-create the urban landscape of Bengaluru. The Media Lab encourages new forms of production and exhibition right from art, installation pieces, new media or the internet.
 
In addition to the audio-visual equipment and software available at the Media Lab, there is opportunity to refer to the resources of the IIHS library (journals, films, books and maps) to support the resident during their work process. Residents will have access to leading academics and practitioners at the IIHS who work on some of the most pivotal themes, challenges and solutions in the field of the urban.
 
The residency will culminate with an exhibition / talk about the work produced. There is also an opportunity to display the work in the gallery during the Urban Lens Film Festival. IIHS is a teaching-learning institution and hence the resident is also encouraged to conduct either a workshop or a masterclass at the end of the residency.

Status: Currently acceptedNO Applications. However, this can change.

Current bangaloREsidents @ IIHS:

♦ Raisa Galofre & Marvin Systermans

Last bangaloREsident @ IIHS:

♦ Bettina Lockemann

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore offers in partnership with the Word Lab ofIndian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) a bangaloREsidency at.

The Word Lab at IIHS soon becomes a cultural hub in North Bengaluru as it continuously works with writers, illustrators, researchers, authors, writers, editors and publishers to discuss and highlight work related to urbanization. Our work is centered around stories about the world we live in, for the people who live in it, and we look for creative ways to tell such stories while being grounded in research and practice.
 
The Word Lab has been organizing since 2016 City Scripts - an urban font festival and a flagship of the annual IIHS event. Artists, photographers, planners, poets, authors, bloggers and more were part of panels, hosted master classes and workshops and appeared on topics that pervade the urban environment. City Scripts creates a space for various writing genres such as children's literature, news and media, research, oral folk tales, fiction and non-fiction, sci-fi and technology-related topics, and much more to come together.
 
In addition to the city scripts, the Word Lab works with writers, illustrators, and others to create monthly sessions over public texts to organize. The Word Lab also works with the writers from the Sangam Residency who have given readings of their works.
 
Profile of our next Bangalore President:
How do people experience Bangalore? How do you experience it as someone who does not live in the city?
 
The residence is expected to end in a creative production with text. This can be a collection of short stories, essays, public plays, a children's book, a script of a play, or some other type of anthology. Based on the relevance to the theme of the city publications 2021, residents may have the opportunity to present their results at the festival.
 
The resident is welcome to use the extensive resources of the IIHS public reference library. This includes books, reference works, audiovisual material, and magazines. The IIHS believes in joint learning across disciplines and therefore the resident is encouraged to hold a workshop, master class or study session at the end of the stay.

Status:The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

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The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers a bangaloREsidency in collaboration with Indian Music Experience (IME), India's only interactive music museum.

© The Indian Music Experience The Indian Music Experience (IME) is dedicated to the diversity of Indian music and its perception, especially among young people. Spread over three floors, the museum exhibits interactive, audio-visual material, films, musical instruments and historical objects. It works to increase understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Indian music, from traditional to contemporary music, through exhibitions, performances and learning activities.

In addition to the nine galleries in the house, the sound garden is very popular. The unique installation, made of natural materials, brings people closer to nature and themselves. It offers great stimulation for sensitive and creative minds.

© The Indian Music Experience We are looking for resident artists who would be interested in:

• Digital archive of Indian music - the material is diverse and a great source of inspiration. It includes photos, audio-visual material, data on artifacts, books and numerous articles. The residents are encouraged to create a collaborative project in Germany.
• Creation of an artistic work (performing, visual, digital) based on the museum's collection - For musicians who want to work with local partners or who want to be inspired by Indian music, the IME offers the perfect platform. Our nine galleries, extensive research materials and our local music networks provide a conducive environment for experimentation. The residents will have the opportunity to perform with musicians from the house and interact with the students in the learning center.
• Interpretations of the collection in multiple ways for a wider audience - the huge collection offers ample opportunities for music teachers and artists to interpret the collection in an exciting, engaging and creative way. The residents could interact with school groups or visitors and develop new interpretations.

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers one in collaboration with the Indian Sonic Research Organization bangaloREsidency at.

© ISRO The ISRO is an association of instrument makers and artists who have set themselves the goal of promoting experimental sounds and creative music. They make their own instruments - DIY from discarded electronics and other found objects.

In addition, they jointly run a music laboratory and a record label, through which they promote works by Asian composers, sound artists and musicians.

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

last as bangaloREsidents @ ISRO:

♦ STRWÜÜ (Lukas Fütterer & Jo Wanneng)
♦ Felix Deufel

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in collaboration with "Infinite Souls Farm and Artists' Retreat" a bangaloREsideny at.
"Infinite Souls Farm and Artists Retreat" is a nearly three hectare farm that operates organic agriculture and offers artists a rural retreat. The farm is run by Kirtana Kumar (stage actress) and Konarak Reddy (musician).

© Infinite Souls “Infinite Souls Farm and Artists Retreat” is located at the foot of the historically significant monolith Savandurga, about 40 km outside of Bangalore.

Over the past 35 years, Kirtana and Konarak have recorded and worked with a variety of artists from different countries and with different artistic backgrounds.

There the dream arose to have a place that offers more space, creates a connection between the urban and rural world and is characterized by a climate of community feeling, openness and artistic activity.

© Infinite Souls "Infinite Souls" was opened in 2007 with an internationally oriented theater residence, supported by "Ay Ombe Theater / Josefina Baez" from New York, and is financed 100 percent from the workshops, residencies and performances that are held there.

Current projects:
Theater Lab - an annual theater program by Kirtana, for children.
Guitar Gita - Experiencing Konarak's music together in the form of private lessons and jam sessions.
Little Jasmine - A professional theater group that creates urban plays and approaches the issues of gender, sexuality and identity by integrating the text with physical and linguistic practices such as kalaripayattu and konokol.
Little Jasmine Films - Dedicated to the realization of experimental and documentary films.
Infinite Souls Summer Camps - Music and theater camps for children.
World Guitar Nights - An international guitar festival, curated and hosted by Konarak.

Profiles of the next bangaloRE president:
Infinite Souls is looking for a bangaloREsident who primarily wishes to work with theater pedagogy for children.

- Kirtana Kumar

Project proposals should definitely take into account the remoteness of the "country life", the distance to the city (approx. 2.5 hours' drive) and the language skills of the local population "Kannada".

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

Most recently as bangaloREsidents @ Infinite Souls Farm and Artists Retreat:

♦ Kris Memorize
♦ Julia Dina Hesse
♦ Kristopher Kempf

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers in cooperation with Jaagaa bangaloREsidency at. Jaaga creates collaborative communities to address urban issues through researched art and design in collaboration with grassroots public and private organizations.

Jaaga DNA and Startup is a collaborative space for design, technology and social enterprise. Our co-working space is located in a 650 square meter penthouse in the heart of the city of Bangalore and houses the most interesting independent techies and designers. We have a studio gallery in the north of Bangalore, in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Bangalore - Malleswaram. We also offer accommodation at the Jaaga Living Building branch on the Guruskool farm in Nelamangala, where learners use online resources to improve their self-motivated learning. Former residents of Jaaga received support from the Goethe-Institut, Swissnex, the University of Michigan and Microsoft Research India, among others.

Profile of the next bangaloREsident:
Jaaga chooses residents based on their work and demonstrated interest to connect and explore cities through participatory creative practice that intersects art, activism and tech. Our team provide a window to the heart of Bangalore’s cultural, tech and activist circles and guide our guests’ experience of our city through a nuanced and informed lens. Residents are expected to honor the unique perspective and connections on offer with their own work and fresh perspectives, and are invited to hold talks, workshops or exhibitions during their time here to showcase their work and share their learning with Bangalore’s creatives.

© JaagaWe are particularly interested in artists who code, hack and create interactive online digital art or tech-art installations. Our latest projects explore AI based chatbots (e.g. www.dara.network). The Singularity has held our fascination over the last decade.

If you are interested to be abangaloREsident @ Jaaga and practice in the cusp of tech-art, design, social or environmental activism, and have an innate ability to ‘roll with the punches’, you are ideal for this residency. Conversations, projects and works coming out of the bangaloREsidency might be invited to be part of the Bengaluru Fantastic - our tech art in public space biennial (www.BeFantastic.in).

© JaagaNote:
We no longer have permanent living space in the city center. Accommodation information can change at short notice. Our residential building is nomadic and Jaaga has moved six times in the last ten years.
Therefore, the field of work and accommodation will only emerge more precisely later.

Status: The application process for 2020 has been completed. Dates for 2021 will be announced.

last as bangaloREsident @ Jaaga:

♦ Walter Solon

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© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller BhavanDas Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers a bangaloREsidency in collaboration with Jagriti Theater.