Residency Program

Residency Program runs throughout the year. This programme is mainly for artists, potters, sculptors, designers and art historians working in clay or ones having a background in ceramics. Someone who is looking for a peaceful community to be surrounded by. Our studio is ideal for the ones who love working and living in the mountains, unfolding the simplicities of life, and being one with nature.

Best time to come here, is March to June, September to November. July and August are usually very heavy on rains, because of monsoons and December to February is very cold and snowing.

To get an application form for the residency program please write to us on info@dharamkotstudio.com.

ACCOMODATION

The residency provides studio and private rooms for two artists at a time. Just next to the studio we have the private living rooms, that has wifi, kitchen, balcony and bathroom. Rooms are medium size with double-beds and beautiful and scenic views of the mountains.

STUDIO SPACE

It is a 600 sq. Q. studio, which is well equipped, with 4 pottery wheels and a kiln (low fire gas kiln). The studio is simply furnished to allow all types of work styles and residency goals. What makes our studio special is the simplicity of its people, the pottery culture that has seeped in very beautifully, absorbed in the hearts of our community and neighbours. Beautiful scenic views of the mountains and valley will absolutely warm your heart.

DHARAMKOT VILLAGE

Dharamkot, is a pristine, and not so commercialised, hill station near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, India. Surrounded by the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas, which is wholesome in its natural beauty, which one could barely express in words. One has to absolutely feel the energy and subtle8es, to experience the blessings of mother nature we are bestowed with. Over the years, Dharamkot has become quite famous for the peace and soul seekers, for its meditation and vipassana centres. Also, it is known as one of the starting points for famous treks like Triund, Indrahar Pass, Guna Devi Temple, Kareri Lake, Gallu Devi, and a few others. Just 2 km down from Dharamkot lies the Tibetan capital of India, McLeod Ganj, the home of Dalai Lama.

Buddhist monks dressed up in a deep maroon are changing mantras or just pleasantly trailing around the mountains, under the heavenly open skies, is a very common thrill to the eye. Thanks to the beautiful views of the pine and deodar trees, Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas, and the spiritual vibe of this place, people from all over the world come here seeking peace and serenity to uplift their natural selves and spirits, becoming one with nature.

Being one of the biggest hubs of meditation, arts and crafts, yoga, trekking, and hiking, there is a lot to learn and experience when you visit Dharamkot. Apart from the foreigners coming here for their long holidays, many Indians love to spend their time here, as it allows them to work remotely amidst the natural and silent beauty.

One can stay here for weeks or even months, just listening to the chirping of the birds, or just to the smell of fresh indian herbs and spices, cooked by locals in the villages with so much love and fondness.

Sometimes it’s just so much contentment in a simple moment, as you sit by the whistling of the Deodar trees on a windy day, or just wander and get lost in the woods and the narrow lanes of these little mountain villages, and end up finding a new self, a new hope, and sometimes also a new life.

PRICES

The costing of the residency include: Studio space, room with kitchen including bedding, towels, utensils etc and WIFI – 30,000 INR /month.

Please note: Artists are responsible for all material and firing costs.