Young Graduate Summer Residency

We’re excited to be launching our Young Graduate Summer Residency Open Call for 2018!

WAA is offering young graduates a fully sponsored studio space for a month for either May or June 2018.

To apply, please submit the following documents by email to

  1. CV
  2. Statement about your work & interest
  3. 10-20 images of your workPlease write ‘Summer Residency’ in the subject line.
    Deadline: 31st March 2018

Summer residency 2018


Call for applications for Monsoon Residencies 2018

WAA Residency Mumbai invites applications for residencies from July to October 2018.

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Duration: 1 month to 4 months

Eligibility: Artists and curators working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Costs / Support: This is a paid residency. Artists are provided studio and accommodation at a nominal fee. Artists are responsible for all costs of travel, visa, insurance and food.

Program Description:

Artists, curators, writers and researchers working in various visual arts mediums are encouraged to apply with a project proposal for the residency.

What About Art? international artists residency was launched in 2013 with the aim to facilitate and support art practice. One of the few art residencies in Mumbai, India, the residency provides individual studio space, accommodation, professional networking opportunities and an intellectually stimulating environment for dialogue on visual arts practices for artists and curators. In addition, the residency organises artist talks and open studios.

6 spacious studios are situated in the heart of Mumbai in Bandra, a vibrant neighbourhood, not far from the art district where galleries, museums and art spaces are located. The studios are located in a quiet lane above the WAA office and are close to the building where accommodation is provided.

– Administration and preparatory research
– Orientation to the city
– 6 studios (20-25 sq mt each) available 24 hours, Internet, shared kitchen
– Accommodation (2 bedrooms) in a flat 5 mins from the studio
– Basic support for production and technical assistance
– Networking opportunities with the art community
– Open studio and artist talk at WAA Project Space

For application to the residency please send the following documents by email to or by post.

1) CV
2) Short description of the project
3) Portfolio with 20 images in case of artist; written material in case of curator/researcher

Please write to for more details.

17 thoughts on “Open Calls

    1. Hi Saira,
      Apologies for the delay in my reply, I seem to have missed this message.

      Our cost for the residency per month is Rs. 10,000 for the studio and Rs. 10,000 for the accommodation + 15% Tax.
      We host artists for a minimum of 1 month to 4 months.
      Please do send us your application on the following ID :



    1. Hi Maleka,
      Thank you for your interest in the WAA residency.
      Sorry for the trouble you have been facing in sending us your application.
      Please note the alternative email ID
      Looking forward to receiving your application.



  1. Do you have artist studio space available for non film art? I am a British artist/designer looking for a creative space to work during my travels in India.


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