Thalie Art Foundation Open Call Artistic Projects in South India

DEADLINE : 31st October, 2016

For more information about the production funding and the terms of the residency in India, please download the application form.

PRESENTATION
Thalie Art Foundation supports a Montessori’s school in South India welcoming 700 children from 3 to 15 years old initiated by Human Uplift Trust dedicated to break the social determinism of the Dalit community. Founded in 1987, Human Uplift Trust (HUT) runs a formal school for 752 children of rural dalith agricultural families in Trichy District, as well as  an orphanage for 103 HIV children. This disadvantaged rural communities have no access to education and children of this caste have to leave school generally at 11 years old to work in the fields as their parents, mostly illiterate. Thanks to the work of HUT, they can graduate, go to university and finally get a job. In addition to this support, Thalie Art Foundation is working on a residency program of young contemporary artists in Manachanallur for January 2017. Artists will be invited in an immersive way with the duty of creating in interaction with the children, and in the goal to increase their abilities to socialize.

CALENDAR
Residency duration: 3 weeks (maximum) from January to March 2017
The application form must be sent by e-mail at: india@thalieartfoundation.org before the 31st October 2016.

E-mail address to apply:
india@thalieartfoundation.org
For more information about our activities:
info@thalieartfoundation.org

Fore more information, please visit HUT’s website