FLAME University


A home away from home..

THEME - BOUNDARY | 3rd January - 3rd February, 2020

Boundary indicates division or limitation. It could be imaginary or actually drawn dividing line between two or many. The boundary divides two worlds and beings, separate from each other. For an artist, it could be fascinating to understand, perceive and articulate the idea of the boundary. Or, an artist may come up with a panorama of visuals, a series of movements while responding to dynamic spaces created by a dividing line.

FLAME Artists’ Residency 2020 seeks proposals from artists who are willing to engage with the idea and practice of the boundary-making in their work. Artists may develop their artistic work through the residency, by responding to questions such as: How does an artist reflect on an image or a metaphor of boundary through her work? What are the ways to artistically present the divided worlds of human beings and societies? How do our artistic expressions change with the stable as well as changing forms of the boundary? How does one understand and articulate the shift from one boundary to the other? How does an artist explore the act of division in her practice through changing times and contexts? In which ways, an artist could challenge the boundary through the creative process?

If you are a visual artist, photographer, video artist, or a performing artist; please send a narrative proposal (not more than 500 words) in response to the above mentioned theme for the upcoming edition of FLAME Artists’ Residency. Artists below 35 years of age are eligible to apply. Please share your CV and samples of recent work in support of your proposal.

You may send your proposal and samples of earlier work by October 31, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Selected artists will be notified by November 15, 2019.

Gauri Gandhi | Kunal Ray | Ashutosh Potdar
FLAME University, Pune

Details of FLAME Artists’ Residency 2020

  • The Residency will last for a month from January 3 - February 3, 2020 at FLAME University Campus, Pune.
  • The residency call is open for artists below 35 years of age. Two Indian artists will be selected for the residency.
  • We would like to consider a foreign artist for the residency provided the international travel and visa costs are borne by the artist.
  • The residency process will conclude with an exhibition on FLAME campus.
  • It is expected of resident artists to make presentations about their work during the residency period for faculty, students and others as well as conduct a workshop with the students about their practice.
  • Travel (within India), lodging and food expenses will be borne by FLAME University. Resident artists will stay on campus during this period. FLAME will only pay for one time travel to and from Campus. All other expenses, if any, are to be borne by the resident artists. FLAME is a strictly vegetarian and non-alcoholic, non-smoking campus. Resident artists will be able to avail FLAME shuttle services to commute to the city and back during their stay.
  • Selected artists will be given an honorarium of Rs. 30,000/- for participation in the residency along with a production budget of Rs. 20,000/- to be strictly used for material costs and its transport.
  • Art work created will go in the collection of FLAME University.
  • Exhibition/Residency catalogue will be published by FLAME University.

Download Brochure