1Shanthiroad studio/gallery

NEXT- STEP Residency program

1Shanthiroad NEXT-STEP residency program will provide a platform for five emerging artists to live at 1Shanthiroad studios for a total of four weeks, have 24/7 access to 1Shanthiroad’s facilities, to produce work individually or collaboratively that culminates into an open studio or final exhibition at the end of the residency. Through peer exchange, mentorship with our in-house staff and artists, and engagement with the local art community through workshops, talks and studio visits, 1Shanthiroad NEXT-STEP will strive to provide the artists an environment conducive for bridging the gap between the early stages of their education and their career beginnings.

The NEXT-STEP residency program offers 5 participating artists the following:

  • Accommodation at 1Shanthiroad Studios
  • Food (Lunch provided every day, groceries for other meals)
  • Round trip transportation (proof required for reimbursement)
  • Production stipend for each artist to produce work during the one-month Residency


  • Applicants should have completed their BFA or MFA in Visual Arts. Self-trained artists with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field. Applicable for Indian nationals only.
  • A portfolio/Links that includes five of your best works. Please select FIVE ONLY for review
  • Write a 250-word letter of intent
  • One letter of Recommendation