Artist residency

Centre d’Art residency is an opportunity for artistic exchange and experimentation, focusing on process-based and artist-led research. Centre d’Art encourages artists to pursue new research and widen their networks to support the development of their practice.

The residency

Residency duration

4 to 12 weeks in Auroville.


At the end of the residency Centre d’Art will host the artist for an exhibition.

Accommodation and meals

– Room with kitchen and bathroom in an Auroville Guest house.
– One meal a day at the Solar kitchen.
– Wireless Internet.
– Auroville monthly contribution.
– E-bike.


– Personal workspace with table, chairs and easel.
– Artists bring their own materials and supplies.

Staff support

Artist resident meets weekly with Centre d’Art directorial and curatorial staff for individualized research assistance.

Centre d’Art residency guidelines:

Centre d’Art advises the artists to prepare the following informations before starting their application. Images should not exceed 72dpi (low resolution JPEG image file format) and the text documents should be in a Word or PDF format.

– A short biography. (300 words)
– A letter of intent for the residency including motivation for choosing Centre d’Art residency program. (300 words)
– An artistic statement. (500 words)
– A short text about the body of work or research intended by the artist while in residency. (500 words)
– 12 images of artworks with caption, title, year, medium and size.

Selection and eligibility:

Centre d’Art residency is open to contemporary visual artist working in all discipline. Though one must note Centre d’Art restricted facilities regarding the technical possibilities. It is important that all applicants research about Auroville thoroughly before submitting their application so as to be fully aware of the context which artists would be entering. The selected artist should be able to engage with Auroville environment.

Expectations from artist:

– Artist talk
– Workshop

Thank you for your interest.