Dear Art Lovers, this year more than ever before, we need your help. Coronavirus pandemic has brought unique challenges for all of us. Independent art practitioners, researchers and organizations are the worst sufferer of pandemic. We appeal to you to contribute generously and make this effort, the Archives of Folk and Traditions art, a success.
The Khovar is a residency program designed specially to explore asymmetry line between traditional, folk and tribal arts and contemporary arts and expressions and to perform in a more innovative way. We wish to create a critical space where artists from all disciplines work in collaboration, expanding their practice in terms of material, format, and style.
Artists of all disciplines, creating in any media are welcome to become a resident of the Khovar: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply.
The residents of the Khovar will stay together, share their art ideas and vision, visualize it and express it in a more artistic way, in a unique atmosphere and entirely new environment. We believe, it will develop more creative relationship among the artists coming from different geographical locations and varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The intercultural exchange will broaden everyone’s experiences and fosters art appreciation.
The Khovar aims to provide a rural, community-based open platform where creativity can unfold. It will host 10 residents at one time, each year in winters.