SPECIAL PRIZE DETAILS
of 1 month for 1 artist at Maradiva Villas Resort in collaboration with Basu Foundation.
The residency includes:
- accommodation at the touristic resort Maradiva
- logistics support
- involvement in the local artistic scene
- final exhibition
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is a 5-star luxury hotel nestled in a lush 27 acres setting on the west coast of Mauritius and inspired by the colonial residences of the sugar cane plantation owners. It boasts an electric mix of Mauritian and Indian art which enhances the authenticity of the resort and which differentiates itself from other Mauritius properties. Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Arts & Culture to promote the art of local artists.
Mauritius is known for its culture blend and religious mix, all living in harmony. Through the project of ‘Artist in Residence’, emphasis will be upon interaction and exchanges with Mauritians. Workshops will be organized between the artist and local artists to exchange their skills and knowledge. During the artist' stay at Maradiva, he/she will have the opportunity to showcase his/her art through open studios and a launching event where the artist's work will be exhibited. One artwork donated will be auctioned for a charity while the other will become part of the collection and exhibited at Maradiva.
The Ministry of Arts & Culture has a calendar of events throughout the year. Subject to the dates of stay of the artist, he/she will have the opportunity to experience these events and interact with the project team. Maradiva Villa Resort & Spa will also organise a few days out to visit some of the cultural heritage sites in Mauritius namely Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, Aapravasi Ghat, Le Morne and Le Vieux Grand Port.