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TATVA’s Therapeutic Residency for Artists


Disciplines: Activism, All Disciplines, Community, Drawing, Experimental, Gastronomy, Journalism, Literature, Music & Sound, Painting, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Research, Social Practice, Sound, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Goa, India

Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the request of the artist.

Eligibility: We welcome applicants across all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, work experience and genders.

Support: TATVA provides the artist with accommodation (private bedroom with balcony) and breakfast daily; plus the use of the rest of the villa. The residency is managed by two international emotional wellness professionals - a senior psychotherapist and a psychologist. Both are available to offer psychological and emotional support to the artists. Structured daily therapeutic programmes are also available for the artists if desired; to further enhance their personal development and well-being.

Costs: The residencies are US $500 a week (base price). The artist will need to pay for all the travel and personal expenses including any other services requested like meditation, massage and yoga sessions.


Program Description:

​This residency is aimed at delving into the psychological and therapeutic process for each artist; to gain a higher insight into their work and projects through guided self reflection and meaningful interaction with fellow residents. The residency offers its artists both the chance of a private retreat and opportunities to involve themselves into the local community of artists. We are looking for artists, writers, creatives who are interested in their creative process and how it relates to them as people. The aim is to provide a safe and professional space to dialogue and discuss about the artist as much as their art, if they so desire.

The resident/artist is not expected to have a formal outcome as it's recognised that some artists just need space and time to rejuvenate or reconnect with their work; however ​we​ invite all interested residents to showcase their work in some form - whether that be a reading, talk, lecture,​ ​​performance,​ presentation, exhibition or a collaborative art project.​ This event will be arranged by TATVA.

We ask the applicants to send an​ email ​to us ​with a description of how ​they​ envision ​them​selves as a resident at TATVA; ​their ​background, passions and interests ​elaborating on how ​you feel Goa will be a good fit ​for you and your project, includ​ing​ 5 samples of ​your​ work.


TATVA is situated in the picturesque village of Corjuem; which is an island in the tropical North Goa. It is a farming and fishing community with striking Goan/Portuguese architecture surrounded by rice paddy fields, rivers, lakes, lovely walks and small country roads. It is a myriad of beautiful flora and fauna, birds, butterflies, animals and much tropical vegetation. The local town of Aldona, which is just over the cable bridge stretched cross the river Mapusa, has a daily produce market of vegetables, fish, bread etc. There are also cafes, shops, bars restaurants and everything to support the surrounding community.

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