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Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture. (01 – 28 August 2018)

Deadline: 15 Apr, 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: 15 Apr, 2018

Duration: 28 days, more or less possible

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

Support: 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

URL: http://azimvth.org/2017/06/08/sanskrit-babylon-inspirations-from-languages-art-culture/

Program Description:

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

01 – 28 August 2018 (28 days)

“The world is a spiritual paradox
Invented by a need in the Unseen,
A poor translation to the creature’s sense
Of That which for ever exceeds idea and speech,
A symbol of what can never be symbolised,
A language mispronounced, misspelt, yet true.”

IMPORTANT DATES - August
06 Friendship Day
13 Hariyali Teej
15 Independence Day India, South Korea, Serpent Day (Nag Panchmi)
26 Sanskrit Day / Sister’s Day, Women’s Equality Day
1, 6, 9, 17, 31
National Days of Switzerland, Jamaica, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia

India has 22 recognised languages. And 36 states and union territories. It is only the state of Uttarakhand (in which AZIMVTH Ashram is situated) whose official language is Sanskrit, the mother of Indian languages. Only Hindi language is written in the same script as Sanskrit. Like AZIMVTH, an old Hindi society is part of the Arya Samaj cluster.

Haridwar and Babylon both mean ‘Gate to God’.

Teej is a festival celebrated in Haridwar by women in the rainy season. Haridwar is holy as oceans were churned using Vishnu’s snake.

Mid-month is the Independence Day of India, and that of few other countries. Swastika, a Sanskrit word, means well. It has been in use the world over, including Switzerland. Singapore word also has Sanskrit origin. Ganesha idols have been found in Bujang (Sanskrit: snake) valley in Malaysia. Queen Suriratna of ancient South Korea was from Ayodhya on the banks of river Sarayu, a tributary to Ganges, about 700 km downstream Haridwar. Indonesia gifted a statue of Goddess Saraswati to the US.

TARIFF INCLUDES The tariff is inclusive of various offerings. These are grouped under 5 heads as detailed below.

A. Standard inclusions

- En-suite room
- Shared studio
- Possibilities to work at other cluster-locations
- 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
- Sachet tea/coffee 24hrs
- Daily small basket of fresh flowers
- Towels, bedding
- Laundry

B. Facilities
The following facilities are be made available, if planned at least 30 days prior to the commencement of a residency.
- Local collaborations
- Exhibit
- Print media coverage
- Local music instruments (Conch, damaru, manjira, etc.)
- Visiting Ganges ghats, temples, ashrams
- Pilgrim interactions
- Internet access (extra charge)
- Conditional access to a Braille printing press
- Conditional access to telescope / space orientation

C. Special inclusions.
The following special benefits are also included in the tariff.

- Twice Daily, at Hours of Gods – Sun Salutatioines Yoga (Surya Namaskara), Breathing Yoga (Pranayama), Om Chanting Yoga (Udgita), Specific Mantra Learning and Chanting, Sacred Alphabets

- Once a Day – Spiritual Hymns (Sankirtan), Spiritual Discourse (Pravachana), Spiritual Discussion (Satsang), Mentoring, Supporting Individual Participant Specific Project (s)

- Once in 3 Days – Divine Herbs-Medicine Counselling (Ayurveda)

- Once a Week, Participant Specific – Day Long Guided & Curated Field Visit, Half-day Long Guided & Curated Field Visit, Feedback Session

D. Up to 75% discount on Virtual Residencies
Details on the Virtual Residencies programmes are available in the area ‘Residencies’.

E. AZIMVTH Shop
Major discounts on artist and spiritual products and services at AZIMVTH Shop are included in the tariff.

TARIFF
Grants of USD 500 / person liberally available.
28 days USD 1450
14 days USD 900
07 days USD 500

AZIMVTH Ashram
365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India
AZIMVTH@gmail.com
http://www.AZIMVTH.org

More Info: http://azimvth.org/2017/06/08/sanskrit-babylon-inspirations-from-languages-art-culture/

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