Workshop Details


RIA/CE Festive Season 2017& 2018 Workshops :

RIA/CE Festive Season will be held from January 14 to February 17, 2018 and October 12 to November 17, 2018 . Five weekly workshop sessions will take place during RIA/CE. Classes will be held Monday through Friday. Saturdays are free days and Sundays are rest and relaxation days. Master craftsmen will host the workshops and instructional tools and materials will be provided for use during the workshops. Artists may purchase their own sets of tools and/or additional materials at additional cost. Artists can choose to study one subject during the entire Exchange, attend different workshops each week, or work on their own projects and not attend workshops.



RIA/CE Festival Season January-February 2018 Program Schedule:



Jan 14 Artists arrive in Raghurajpur
Jan 15 Inauguration of RIACE & Cultural Evening Program
Jan 16-20 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Jan 21 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Jan 22-26 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Jan 27 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Jan 28-02 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Feb 03 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Feb 04 Free day
Feb 05-09 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Feb 10 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Feb 11-13 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Feb 14 Exhibition at State capital Bhubaneswar
Feb 15 Final Celebrationparty of closing night of residency
Feb 17 Departure day




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RIA/CE Festive Season October-November 2018 Program Schedule:



Oct 12 Artists arrive in Raghurajpur
Oct 13 Inauguration of RIACE & Cultural Evening Program
Oct 14-18 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Oct 19 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Oct 20 Free day
Oct 21-25 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Oct 26 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Oct 28-Nov 1 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Nov 2 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Nov 3 Free day
Nov 4-8 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk
Nov 9 Optional day trip to explore Odisha (Artists share cost of transportation and pay entry fees)
Nov 10-13 Daytime workshops and evening artists talk .
Nov 14 Preparation for Exhibition
Nov 15 Exhibition at State capital Bhubaneswar .
Nov 16 Final Celebration party of closing night of residency .
Nov 17 Departure day .


Cost & Accommodations:



RIA/CE is a not for profit enterprise. To cover expenses of housing, food and workshops, artists will be charged $300 USD per week.

Included:

  • Room Female artists are housed in a building that was built to be the village library, male artists are housed in auxiliary buildings. Sleeping areas range from double rooms to spacious open rooms that can sleep up to eight artists. Per local custom, beds are mattresses on the floor with pillow and one sheet. (Please feel free to bring an air mattress and additional bedding if desired). Mosquito nets will be provided. Be aware that you will be living in a small village with few amenities. If you are not interested in “living local” -- complete with heat, dust, insects, sporadic electricity, limited internet service, etc. -- do not apply!
  • Food meals are provided each day. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Filtered water will be available for artist’s to use to fill their water bottles. (The spring water in the village is also potable.) Food will be real Oriyan vegetarian dishes, typical of the food the villagers eat. Chicken ,fish and crab may be offered on special occasions.
  • Weekly art celebrations are held for presentation of art and performances by local and visiting artists. These include amazing performances by Oriyan dancers, musicians, singers and artists.
  • Participation in weekly workshops. Artists can attend any of the offered workshops as long as it's for the one-week period (in other words, don't "workshop hop" during the week). Artists can attend the same workshop for the entire 5 weeks if they want concentrated work in that area or they can choose a different workshop each week. Artists are welcomed to work on their personal artwork in lieu of attending workshops if desired for some or all of the time.
  • Use of grounds for installations and performances. Grounds include numerous interesting spaces -- river, ponds, palm groves, ancient tree forests, surrounding tribal villages, wide streets, culture center, open fields.
  • Extensive press coverage - Press releases of all RIA/CE events and activities will be prepared and sent to media outlets in India and the countries of participating artists.
  • If possible, a final presentation of work completed during RIA/CE will take place at art gallery in Bhubaneshwar.