KALEIDOSCOPE


EITV is thrilled to announce that through KALEIDOSCOPE, our fellowship initiative, we are offering 8 different artist residencies across all genres and mediums to 6 Nepali artists and 2 foreign artists. Residencies are spread across Nepal amidst the most idyllic and inspiring environs, and span from 10 to 15 days. We cover food and accommodation for all our resident artists, so that you can focus on doing what you do best: your creative work.

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EITV Kaleidoscope - Banepa Artist Residency

The Banepa Artist Residency is a unique 10-day residency that is open to four Nepali artists from any musical genre.

The residency space is located in the heart of vibrant Banepa town. Residents get to enjoy a cozy apartment of their own with a fully-stocked kitchen and provision for all meals. Our hope for the artists is to provide them comfort and give them a private space to create their original piece of work.

A residency through EITV covers only accommodation and all daily meals. Selected artists-in-residence are required to cover travel costs to and from the location of the residency, including local transport during their stay. The resident artist will also have access to a studio and/or a performance space. At the end of the residency, the artist will showcase their work even if it may be a work-in-progress.

For the Banepa Artist Residency, EITV is looking for four Nepali artists with powerful statement of purpose. Interested artists are requested to fill out the application form.

Application deadline: 25 October 2021
Residency dates: October 2021 - January 2022

APPLY HERE

If you have any questions about the process, please write to: echoesinthevalley@gmail.com

This fellowship is made possible by Auswärtiges Amt, Goethe Institut and Goethe Zentrum Kathmandu.

Note: Interested artists/band must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

EITV Kaleidoscope - Emerging Artist Fellowship

EITV Kaleidoscope Emerging Artists Fellowship (KEAF) is a four-month long program designed for one promising Nepali artist/band from any music genre.

The fellowship includes independent musical research; an exclusive artist residency in a unique and inspiring space in Banepa; a mentorship opportunity; public performances; professional studio recording time; and the experience of making a music video from scratch with the industry’s best.

In addition, the chosen fellow will get a chance to have several one-on-one interactions with many well-known Nepali artists and bands, which will give them a chance to grow their personal and professional networks, and strengthen their own work. The fellowship hopes to be a literal and figurative space for musicians of all kinds to talk to one another across all musical genres and generations.

RESEARCH
Research can look and feel different for each artist. But for any original creation, a good amount of research is often the grounding factor. The KEAF fellow will be expected to spend a minimum of one month focusing on research for an original creation between November 2021 - February 2022.

MENTORSHIP
Mentorships are vital for the growth of any artist. Our fellow will be paired with a mentor in their musical genre of interest for a period of two months. They will be expected to hold regular meetings with their mentors for feedback on their work.

RESIDENCY
Our KEAF fellow will be awarded the Banepa Artist Residency. The artist residency is to the fellowship like harmony to chorus. Our fellow will spend two-weeks in the heart of vibrant Banepa in a cozy apartment of their own with a fully-stocked kitchen and provision for all meals. Our hope for the artist is to provide them comfort and give them a private space to create their original piece of work.

PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO + MUSIC VIDEO
To celebrate the end of the fellowship and to share the work of the KEAF fellow with the rest of the world, we award our fellow with a number of hours at a professional recording studio, and also provide them with expertise to create a music video for their originally produced track.

WHAT IS EXPECTED
The KEAF fellow must:
- participate in all programs in an earnest and respectful manner for the duration of the fellowship
- abide by the guidelines of each program
- produce at least one original track/single
- perform in two public musical events

APPLY HERE

Submit this application by 25 October 2021 (acceptance notification will be announced by 31 October)
A recommendation letter (the recommender can be a former teacher, a past/present employer, a fellow musician, i.e. a third party who is not a part of EITV and/or not a family member/relative).
If you have any questions about the process, please write to: echoesinthevalley@gmail.com

This fellowship is made possible by the Embassy of Switzerland in partnership with Banepa Stay Apartments.

Note: Interested artists/band must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

EITV Kaleidoscope for non-Nepali musicians

This unique residency opportunity is open to two non-Nepali artists/bands who will spend the period between November 2021 to February 2022 researching and collaborating with specific Nepali artists/bands in communities of their choice within Nepal. The vision of this residency is rooted in promoting an exchange of ideas, experiences and resources between Nepali and non-Nepali artists.

Each artist/band will be awarded USD 2500 as grant funding to invest towards their residency project. They are free to use this money for travel, living, food or any other logistical needs. At the close of their residency period, they must share what they have created in a public event. This residency opportunity is open to non-Nepali artists/bands both living inside and outside of Nepal.

EITV is looking for two artist/band with a powerful statement of purpose. Interested artists are requested to fill out the application form. The statement should include artist's introduction, background, mediums they work in, and most importantly budget breakdown and timeline on how they plan to use the funds as per EITV’s criteria.

Application deadline: October 25, 2021
Residency period: between November 2021 - February 2022

APPLY HERE

For further details, write to: echoesinthevalley@gmail.com or call +977 9851046889

Note: All interested artists must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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EITV Kaleidoscope - Nawalpur Artist Residency

The Nawalpur Artist Residency is a unique 10-day residency that is open to one Nepali artist working in any and across all artistic mediums from music, dance, theatre, literature and visual arts.

The residency space is set in the gorgeous premises of our partner organisation, Unnati Cultural Village (UCV) in Nawalpur district of Gandaki province. Spread across 54,180 square meters of lush litchi and mango orchards and lotus ponds, UCV sits amidst the idyllic setting of Devchuli & Barchuli hills in the north and the Narayani river in the south. At its core, UCV celebrates the arts, crafts, culture, and cuisine of Nawalpur’s Tharus, an indigenous community of creatives who incorporate art in all aspects of their lives.

A residency through EITV covers only accommodation and all daily meals. Selected artists-in-residence are required to cover travel costs to and from the location of the residency, including local transport during their stay. The resident artist will also have access to a studio and/ or a performance space. As part of the Nawalpur Artist Residency program, the resident artist will have to engage with local Tharu communities through arts, music, language, cultural performances and rituals, or any other element. At the end of the residency, the artist will showcase their work even if it may be a work-in-progress.

For the Nawalpur Artist Residency, EITV is looking for a Nepali artist with a powerful statement of purpose. Interested artists are requested to fill out the application form.

Application deadline: September 15, 2021
Residency dates: 21-30 September, 2021

For further details, write to: echoesinthevalley@gmail.com or call 9851046889

Note: All interested artists must be fully vaccinated