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Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest – Aachman of Celestial Ganges

Deadline: 28 Mar, 2018

Disciplines: Activism, Administration, All Disciplines, Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Engineering, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Glass, Installation, Journalism, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Deadline: 28 Mar, 2018

Duration: 28 days, more or less possible

Eligibility: Artists interested in spiritual / experimental / performance dimensions of art and seeking newer inspirations.

Support: Grants of USD 500 to each selected artists to cover little more than one-third of the residency fee. Boarding, lodging, shared-studio etc part of the participation.

Costs: USD 1450 for 28 days


Program Description:

Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest - Aachman of Celestial Ganges

01 – 28 October 2018 (28 days)
Haridwar, Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas

“In us too the intuitive Fire can burn;
An agent Light, it is coiled in our folded hearts,
On the celestial levels is its home:
Descending, it can bring those heavens here.”

The United Nations has the most number of observations in the 2nd half of its calendar in the month of October.

The Hindi / Sanskrit term for the Milky Way galaxy (pictured above) is Akash Ganga or the Celestial Ganges alluding to the story of the heavenly Ganges landing on Earth near Haridwar.

The prefix Mahatma or Great Soul got added to Gandhiji’s name when he was staying at the Gurukul Kangri, the first of the part of the cluster of Arya Samaj institutions, of which Arya Nagar is also a part where AZIMVTH Ashram is situated.

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