The ideal location for the creative thought process to develop is in the lap of nature, far removed from civilization yet connected, a place where only birds sing their song. Boathouse invites artists and thinkers from any field to come and nourish their intellect in the serene surroundings and comfort.
We offer the artist/researcher a taste of Boathouse life, an eco-friendly house with a Bio pool to swim with the fishes and refresh yourself. Not far from here is the great Nal Sarovar, a UNESCO World Heritage site for bird watching. Ahmedabad city also has many heritage sites as well as Modern Buildings by masters like Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. The thousand-year-old city is an experience by itself.
The residency is offered to a total of four to six persons. We host workshops here every week in which the artist is most welcome to participate. Teach or learn. We are hoping to generate a conversation that will help us integrate the world in a better and more meaningful way.
Duration of residency
The duration of this residency program is a minimum of one week and a maximum of six months.
The boathouse is a modern house built in 2017 on principles of sustainable architecture. All rooms are connected with nature and have their own bathroom and storage. There is a shared kitchen and living room. The artists can avail the conference room as well.
Disciplines, work equipment, and assistance
We have two studios.
Studio X is a large room with a veranda and working space.
Studio XL has additional studio space built within the room. There is an additional lounge for reading and working. WIFI, projector ready, Conference room with a Library, tools and machines for wood and steel cutting. Our guests can also indulge in gardening. Free Parking and Bicycle. Fresh towels, Bed linen will be provided. The boathouse will also supply handmade artisan soaps. Cleaning of rooms will be arranged on daily basis. Chauffeur facilities are available 24 x 7 for city visits or excursions, Laundry, and Home restaurant services are available at extra cost.
Studio / Workspace
The rooms serve as separate ateliers, for open-air work the many terraces and for interior work the Lounge and office can be used.
Fees and Support
The residency has a fee of €250 per week for Room X and €300 per week for Room XL for single occupancy. If two artists wish to share a room the rate will be € 400 per week for Room X and € 500 per week for Room XL
Expectations of the artist
It is entirely up to the artists if they wish to give a talk or exhibition; if they so desire, Boathouse will arrange for them in various design and architecture colleges in the city. There are many, two are of international repute.
However, they will have to conduct at least one workshop at Boathouse. The workshop will be conducted on a Sunday and will last four to five hours. They will be suitably paid.
Please email your resume along with recent works, a statement explaining what you intend to accomplish utilizing your residency to firstname.lastname@example.org