Exchange is a self guided fellowship which will support six emerging visual artists and two art writers explore and discover more about their practice through the central idea of Peer-Learning. 

The fellows will work in pairs, build their own working schedules and engage in regular feedback and peer review sessions. The writing fellows will observe and work alongside the artists to produce text in any form including articles, essays and poems. During the three month period from May till July, the fellowship will facilitate studio visits, workshops, collective reflections and studio hours for thinking, planning and executing of ideas. The fellows will also participate in discursive sessions led by facilitators with specialized expertise and will receive monthly stipends to support their artistic developments. The program will conclude with a celebratory event including an exhibition of artworks and texts produced during the fellowship.

We invite emerging visual artists, art students and art writers to apply for this fellowship through the application form on our website

The fellowship project is made possible by the generous support from the Swiss Embassy of Nepal.

Eligibility (artists):

  • must have academic training or self-taught/informal training with relevant experience in any form of visual art.
  • must be open to sharing their skills and learning new ones. 
  • must commit to at least twelve hours a week.
  • must be an artist based in Kathmandu (due to geographical limitations).

Eligibility (art writers):

  • must have some prior experience in writing.
  • must work in collaboration with artists.
  • must commit to at least twelve hours a week.
  • must be an artist based in Kathmandu (due to geographical limitations).

Please find the link to the application forms below.

Artist’s Application

Writer’s Application

The deadline for submission is 20th April 2022.

Email us at [email protected] for any queries.