Artudio International Artists Residency (AIAR)

1 Jan 2025 – 1 Jan 2030

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10:00 – 18:00
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Welcome to Artudio! Our International Artist Residency Program hosts two artists year-round for 1 to 6-month residencies. It's a creative haven for experimentation and growth, fostering self-discovery and critical thinking in a vibrant cultural setting.


Artudio International Artists Residency (AIA Residency)

About Artudio:

Artudio, the Center for Contemporary Visual Arts, stands as a dynamic and pioneering art collective at the forefront of Nepal’s contemporary art scene. Founded by visionary artist Kailash K Shrestha in 2010, this revolutionary space catalyzes transformative art practices, daring curatorial initiatives, groundbreaking exhibitions, national and international artist residencies, and innovative education programs. By integrating both Eastern and Western-centric art perspectives, Artudio initiates profound discourse, unveiling overlooked intricacies and diverse narratives. Embracing sustainability, it nurtures socially engaged art and forges interconnected art communities. Beyond traditional exhibitions, it fosters interdisciplinary networks, transcending boundaries and sparking critical dialogues. As a hub for interdisciplinary practitioners, Artudio reshapes Nepal’s contemporary artistic landscape, driving social engagement and creating a vibrant art community.

As contemporary art practitioners in Nepal, we aim to create an art space for artists worldwide to reflect, self-realize, and engage in critical thinking and transformation through contemporary art practices in a residency format. Our platform provides the space and time needed to deeply explore your creative processes and projects within an enriching artistic environment.



As an Artist-in-Residence, your participation is designed to be both supportive and inspirational and forges lifelong friendships, professional relationships, and future collaborations to inspire and further develop your practices. We aim to inspire artists to be productive, creative, and interactive since we will be providing you with an opportunity to meet and interact with the extended Nepali art community. We believe that the space we provide is a liberal space with reasonable fees and an opportunity to be exposed to Nepal's contemporary art scene, and cultural and geographical diversity. 



We are located on Chhauni hospital road, Kathmandu, Nepal neighboring the Swayambhunath Stupa (one of the oldest historical sights of Kathmandu valley). Our location offers the perfect amount of greenery and easy access to the cities as well. We are not only situated near a UNESCO world heritage site (Swayambunath Stupa) but we are also amidst three notable museums namely, ‘Military Museum’, ‘National Museum of Nepal’, and ‘Natural History Museum of Nepal’. Along with that, popular hiking destinations like Ichangu Narayan and Jamacho from where you can see an impeccable view of the Kathmandu valley are also close by. You can get access to the ring road within 7 minutes of walking. With our location, we allow you to experience the best of both worlds.  

Moreover, Kathmandu Durbar Square (a UNESCO world heritage site), which hosts the old royal palace is only 3.1kms away from where we are situated. Other notable places in our locality include Dharahara, also known as Bhimsen Sthambha, which is situated 2½ km east of Chhauni; Maru, a historic neighborhood and one of the most important cultural spots in Nepal; Thamel, known for its nightlife and is quite popular among tourists; Asan, a ceremonial market and residential square; etc. 





USD 750 

Final presentation or open studio


Developing and conducting a workshop for children and youths within the period of the residency (This workshop can be based on the form of art your practice)


USD 1400

Final presentation 


An open studio


Developing and conducting a one day workshop for children and youths within the period of the residency (This workshop can be based on the form of art your practice)


USD 2200 

Final Presentation 


An open studio or an exhibition (group/solo).


Developing and conducting a 3 days intensive workshop for children and youths within the period of the residency (This workshop can be based on the form of art your practice)


USD 2900 

Final Presentation 


An open studio/ Exhibition


Developing and conducting a 4 days intensive workshop for children and youths within the period of the residency (This workshop can be based on the form of art your practice).


USD 3600 

Final Presentation 


An exhibition.


Developing and conducting 5 days workshop/masterclasses for children and youths within the period of the residency 


USD 4000

Final Presentation 


An open studio


A solo exhibition


Developing and conducting a week-long workshop/masterclasses for children and youths within the period of the residency

We would love to receive one of your works created during the residency to save as an archive for Artudio’s collection. (This is completely optional). 


We allow artists to bring one companion. If in case you would like to bring a family member or a partner along with you then $5 per day will be charged.

The fees must be paid after your arrival during the initial phases of the residency. 



 (Inclusive of the Fees)

  • One spacious bedroom, with a balcony viewing the Swayambhunath Stupa,

  • One shared kitchen space including, nduction stove, refrigerator, one microwave oven, and basic kitchen utensils 

  • One common toilet with a shower (with hot water),

  • A shared workspace with one individual desk each to work on your projects,

  • Access to good wireless internet, however, you must bring your own laptop,

  • Electricity and water facilities.

  • A common washing machine for the whole building,

  • Airport pick-and-drop service,

  • Weekly housekeeping services, (Housekeeping services include dusting, changing sheets, and cleaning restroom only.)

  • Black and white printing services (A4 size), and photocopies,

  • Networking opportunities in the Nepali art scene,

  • Organizing exhibitions and presentations (in Artudio space) with invitations for these events,

  • Gallery, Studio, Museum, Library, and Site Visits (once a month as per artists’ needs)


However, if you feel as though you need more space to work on your project, you will also be given shared access to our studio space below. Moreover, we also have a restaurant (Pizzalaya) in our building if you do not feel like cooking!



  • Flight Expenses

  • Meals

  • Exhibition Curation

  • Printing promotional materials

  • Personal Travels

  • Supplies/Materials

  • Daily Expenses

  • Health Insurance

  • Expenses for trekking (if interested)

  • Out-of-valley travels



Book your space at least one month prior and we will get back to you according to our availability! 

We will also be providing you with invitation letters, recommendation letters, certifications, and documents to help you with funding and travels.



  • Visual Artists

  • Painters

  • Sculptors

  • Ceramist

  • Print Maker

  • Sound Artists

  • Writers

  • Illustrators

  • New Media Artists

  • Photographers

  • Video Artists

  • Film/Documentary Makers

  • Designers

  • Curators

  • Art Critics

  • Researchers

  • Vloggers

  • Creative Influencers



Application fee: USD 250 must be paid as an application fee only after your space is confirmed. (non-refundable)

You can mail your application to: artudio@hotmail.com

Your application must contain the following:

  • Artist statement

  • Recent works (maximum 15 in PDF format)

  • CV/Bio 

  • Portfolio

  • Project Plan

  • Copy of valid Passport

  • Application form

  • Your profile photograph

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