UK Artist Open Call: Artcore and FORMAT International Residency Partnership. Holi Hai! is an International Residency that will take place in India and the UK in early 2023. This collaborative partnership between Artcore and FORMAT International Photography Festival will support the creative collaboration and exchange of 2 UK artists and 1 Indian artist working in lens-based and related media.
Deadline to Apply: 23rd October 2022
The selected artists will undertake a two-week residency in Vadodara, India, before travelling to Derby, UK to install an exhibition at Artcore as part of the next FORMAT biennale – FORMAT23 – taking place in Derby.
The Holi Hai! Residency will take place in the tribal-rich district of Chhota Udepur in the western-most state of Gujarat. For the Rathwa tribal community in this region, Holi is their most important festival and is celebrated across the districts for almost ten days. The main method of celebration is through numerous village fairs where tribal families, dressed in their best clothes and jewellery congregate to enjoy themselves; participating in community song and dance, playing the flute, shopping, eating from food stalls and so on. The villagers reach the fair, almost dancing their way from their village. It is a sight that is seen to be believed!
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