About us

Dotwalk Ajitara Art Residency is the flagship collaboration initiated by Gallery Dotwalk. The one-of-a-kind residency, located in the sprawling farmhouse of the Ajitara family, offers the most conducive environment to engage in artistic pursuits, away from all the chaos of the city. The residency provides dedicated studio spaces, co-working spaces, spacious bedrooms, a recreation room with audio and video facilities, a library, and a fully functional kitchen with pre-fixed menus. Dotwalk Ajitara Art Residency offers curated residency modules with various outreach programmes and unlike many residencies, the creative outputs lead to curated annual exhibitions.

Dotwalk Ajitara Art Residency aims to create a space that brings together diverse individuals and disciplines, fostering artistic exploration, education and community. We strive to inspire and empower all who enter our doors while promoting cultural understanding and embracing innovation. Our core principles include celebrating diversity in the arts, encouraging creative growth, facilitating collaborative exchange and promoting an environment of openness and progress, focusing specifically on contemporary painting and drawing practices.

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Winter Solace 2 Month Program

10th November, 2024 - 10th January 2025 Apply Now

Number of residents: 8

Location: 1347, Village Fatehpur Beri, Tehsil Mehrauli, New Delhi

Dotwalk Ajitara Art Residency offers two-month residencies for artists to fully immerse themselves in a nurturing and vibrant artist residency. Winter Solace aims to explore out-of-the-box painting surfaces and substrates, sharing their wealth of knowledge and perspectives. From unconventional materials like found objects and fabrics, to more traditional options, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a diverse range of materials under the guidance of experienced mentors. The residency is designed to encourage personal and creative growth, as well as collaboration among residents. The program includes access to studio space, living quarters, mentorship, research opportunities, guided excursions and the potential to showcase work in a curated exhibition.


Mithu Sen

Contemporary Artist

Premjish Achari

Curator and Art Critic

Neetu Ambwani

Founding patron of DAAR

Sreejith CN

Founding patron of DAAR

Who can apply

Practitioners from the field of Visual Art and Contemporary Art, engaging with Painting and Drawing based practices

The applicant has to be an Indian National.

There is no age limit to the applicants.

What the Resident Artists can expect

  • Fully-furnished, individual, Studio Space
  • Fully-furnished, twin sharing, bed-rooms
  • Pre-fixed menu for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • A recreation space for interaction and movie screenings
  • An honorarium of INR 50,000
  • A travel grant of INR 10,000
  • Open Studio, as the final day of the residency programme
  • Networking Opportunities, Mentorship Programmes with Senior Artists, Talks, Artist-Gatherings and Institution/Gallery Visits
  • An yearly exhibition at Gallery Dotwalk, as the culmination of the year’s residency programs

Key dates

Deadline to apply - 20th August, 2024

Announcement of selected resident list - 22nd September, 2024

Arrival of the resident artists at DAAR - 10th November, 2024

Final day of the residency - 10th January, 2025


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