Sunlight Art Funds Scholarships 2014

By goacap - Last updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


Sundarban_ALTlab (1)

Download the application form; fill it and send it to the following email address along with supporting documents.

Application procedure
Applicants should be seriously engaged with researching and developing their own photography language. They should be open and willing to live modestly with other artists for a period. The selected residents will have to commit themselves to being present at the Sundarbans during the time of this residency programme.

Documenting the research undertaken during the residency is an integral part of the process that will shape the analysis of artist’s work and the conclusions that one may draw. Hence resident artists will be expected to carry out systematic and regular documenting of the processes explored through a blog or other media.

In this edition, the artist would choose one process from the provided five options, to work in the residency. The processes that we have identified are

1.    Van dyke brown
This is an early photographic printing process. The process was so named due to the similarity of the print color to that of a brown oil paint named for Flemish painter Van Dyck.

2.    Cyanotype
This is a photographic printing process that renders a cyan-blue print. The process was popular in engineering circles well into the 20th century.

3.    Gum Bichromates
This is a 19th century photographic printing process based on the light sensitivity of dichromates. It is capable of rendering painterly images from photographic negatives.

4.    Salt Prints
The salt print was the dominant paper-based photographic process for producing positive prints during the period 1839 through 1860.

5.    Albumen prints
The albumen print was invented in 1850 and was the first commercially exploitable method of producing a photographic print on a paper base from a negative. It used the albumen found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper and became the dominant form of photographic positives from 1855 to the turn of the 20th century, with a peak in the 1860-90 periods.

1st to 15th November 2014

Cost of the residency: 
1000$ (USD)

Part Fee Waiver Scholarships
550$ (USD)
(Selected Artist has to pay 450$ as the residency fee)

The Cost Includes: 
• A workshop for any one of the chosen alternative photography process. Materials for print will be provided.
• 24×7 access to the Darkroom.
• Private small group travel accompanied by a naturalist guide and a photographer.
• Accommodation in the Sundarbans (on sharing basis).
• All Meals.
• Entrance fees.
• Local conveyance to and from the Sundarban.

Not included: 
• National and International airfares
• Laundry and other miscellaneous expenses comprising beverages, alcohol etc.
• Any vaccinations
• Tourist visas
• Gratuities for staff and guide (we will give a recommendation/suggestion based on service)
• Travel insurance: All guests must carry their own travel insurance. Travel insurance/emergency evacuation is a requirement by our tour operators.

How to apply
The following documents should be dispatched via email while applying:
•    Duly filled in application form (ALTlab socail Application Form)
•    Images of current artwork; tiff or jpeg image.
•    Curriculum vitae, reviews and catalogues (If you have any).

•    Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 September 2014
•    Notification to short listed applicants: 10 October 2014. The list of selected applicants will be posted onto the Goa-CAP website at
•    Receipt of acceptance letters and payment of rest of the residency fee from applicants: 20 October 2014
•    Commencement of the 15 day residency: 01 November 2014

If you need any further information contact: Email: 

Posted in Altlab • • Top Of Page

Write a comment