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ARTS RESIDENCIES: ANUVAD FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES 2018

Silchar, Assam, INDIA
Organization: The Northeast India Company (Arts Collective)
Event Date: 2018-01-16 to 2018-01-18 Abstract Due: 2017-11-15

ANUVAD ANNUAL RESIDENCIES

FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES (2018)

SPONSORED BY THE NORTHEAST INDIA COMPANY, SILCHAR.

LOCATION:

THE NORTHEAST INDIA COMPANY STUDIO AND GALLERY,
ELLORA COMPLEX, CLUB ROAD, SILCHAR, ASSAM

DATES:

2ND TILL 18TH JANUARY 2018. (Period of residency)

10th November 2017 (Last date for submission of proposals)

15th November 2017 (Announcement of selections)

MODE OF SUBMISSION:

BY EMAIL ONLY AT aaarsilchar@gmail.com

CHIEF CURATOR:

ARJUN CHOUDHURI (PhD) (AUS),
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH,
GURUCHARAN COLLEGE,
SILCHAR, ASSAM, INDIA

EXTERNAL CURATORS:

BHASWATI CHAKRABORTY GHOSH
LECTURER IN ENGLISH (RETD.)
HIGHFIELD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
BLACKPOOL, THE UNITED KINGDOM

SHAURI DEV (PhD) (OXON.)
FREELANCE ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER
ERASMUS MUNDUS FELLOW
KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

The Northeast India Company takes pleasure in announcing the 2018 edition of the Anuvad Annual Residencies for the Arts and the Humanities. The first edition was curated and hosted in Silchar from the 1st of February till the 16th of February 2017 and was attended by candidates from different parts of the world, each of them representing a different and distinct area of the arts and the humanities. Among the candidates last year were Mr. Noah Beck (Australia), Mr. William Sinton (The United States), Md. Shofiqul Ahmed (Bangladesh) and others.

The residencies are structured and curated so as to achieve two particular aims:

1) To facilitate a sharing of the selected candidates’ work and research with the academic community in and around Barak Valley.

2) To build a lasting relationship between the selected candidates and the audience at the workshops or lectures that they will be expected to produce and present at the culmination of the residencies.

This will undoubtedly pave the way, as we see it, for future collaborations and projects undertaken with or even without the direct involvement of The Northeast India Company.

TITLE OF RESIDENCIES:

Anuvad Annual Residency for Translation Work (One).

This includes translation work across any set of language systems. Inter-genre translation work like text to graphics or similar models will also be considered for the residency award. We will especially consider interlingual and intermedia translation work for the 2018 residency programme.

Anuvad Residencies for the Performing Arts (Two).

Any sort of experimental work including what has been defined as ‘desi-rap’, folk forms, electronic musical production as well as classical forms will be considered for the residency award. Sexual innuendo and/ or portions of the act in question promoting violence or misogyny will be summarily rejected during the screening at the residency.

Anuvad Annual Residency for Film and Photography (One).

Editorial processes and software used for the same must be clearly defined along with the exact configurations of the versions of the latter used or to be used for the project proposed. Film work proposals may not exceed 15 minutes or be less than 10 minutes, and must be accompanied by a detailed script extract.

Expenses for the shooting of the same will not be provided for by the studio. The residents may however discuss necessities with the curator as and when the need arises. Photography work proposals may not extend to more than three sets of photographs featuring not more than twenty frames in each set. A final presentation less than two such sets will not be welcomed or accepted.

STRUCTURE:

The selected residents will be expected to reach Silchar latest by the morning of 2nd of January, 2018 failing which they will no longer be considered eligible for continuation of their residential period at NEIC. The residency period begins on the 2nd of January and will continue for two weeks at Silchar till the 18th of January, 2018.

At the end of this period, the residents will be required to present whatever work they have managed to complete at a review session attended by the board members of the Anuvad Annual Residencies Programme and also by The Northeast India Company’s invited academic experts. A similar but less formal session will be expected of the residents at their arrival. This session will be an occasion for the residents to introduce themselves and the project they intend to undertake during their residency at Silchar.

The residencies will culminate in the third edition of the Anuvad Festival for the Arts and the Humanities. The residents will be expected to present either a workshop, or a set of lectures, or two readings of their work at the festival which will take place from the 16th till the 18th of January, 2018. Residents will also be invited to participate in the festival as auditors for the workshops that will take place during these three days. No registration will be charged from them for this.

ELIGIBILITY:

Minimum qualifications necessary for applying for the residencies are a Bachelors’ degree from any recognised Indian university, or an equivalent in case of foreign nationals. The applicant must be at least 20 years of age at the time of the submission of proposals, and must have at least one published work to their credit in any journal, magazine, webzine or book.

For photographers and film makers, at least one participative (not necessarily independent or solo) public show along with some experience in team work is mandatory. Film makers have to send a video link to at least one full video launched previously online or as printed CD in the market, online or offline. This will be treated as sample work against which their proposal will be judged.

FOR MORE DETAILS REGARDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS PLEASE VISIT OUR BLOG AT www.northeastindiacompany.wordpress.com 

http://www.northeastindiacompany.wordpress.com

aaarsilchar@gmail.com

Dr. Arjun Choudhuri