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Farm studio aim is to  promote and celebrate the community’s artistic and cultural identity and support community-based open platform where creativity can unfold free from accustomed distractions. A unique atmosphere of entirely new environment, developing interrelationships among artists from different geographical locations having varied social, religious and cultural perspectives, foster collaboration, encourage experimentation, exchanges and dialogues among artists and art and culture lover. As well as to bring to the community the art and culture of other communities in order to broaden their experiences and appreciation of the artist.

Farm Studio International artist residency are open call between july to March, with accommodations available for up to six residents at one time. When applying, consider that it might take a little time to adjust to the environment, particularly if you are new to Rajasthan (INDIA); and if you are planning a large outdoor project, the weather might not always be your cooperative companion. The following is a general guideline of what is offered and what is requested in return. If any questions remain or you wish to clarify a specific item send an email us.

Upekkhā: Therapeutic Residency for Multi-Disciplinary Artists



Inviting artist applications for our third edition of the unparraled #therapeuticresidencyforartists

The goal of the residency is to support residents explore themselves and their work; with the aim of empowering them to gain insight into their emotions and their views of the world; thereby enabling them to express themselves in their chosen creative genre. The residencies are intimate in nature, with between 1 to 6 people attending for 1 to 4 weeks; we also welcome couples and/or partners. We have a basic weekly programme; which includes three one to one sessions with a psychotherapist, work sharing/co-creation meetings with local artists (we collaborate with local artists and often take our residents to meet them in their homes/studios; or they come to TATVA to speak with our residents), some group work which take the form of discussions and sharing circles in the event that there are other artists staying with us at the same time as you. The retreat has a distinct family atmosphere; which is also a safe space to emote and create. We cook, eat, laugh, discourse and work together; as well as giving each resident the space and privacy they require. We will take you to areas and events in Goa that most visitors don't see or do; which are picturesque and/or interesting - these include season specific activities such as waterfalls, beaches, interesting cultural events, museums, galleries, heritage sites and architectural Portuguese and Goan gems. We help curate every aspect your stay which entails helping organise additional external activities such as yoga sessions, movement/body work workshops, flora and fauna treks, wildlife and bird watching, boat trips etc; plus free time to explore Goa themselves or just simply relax with the opportunity of immersing yourself in the Goan life. 

TATVA is a therapeutic retreat situated in one of the most scenic parts of North Goa. Basically the retreat is a big villa built in the Portuguese/Goan style and situated in a quiet and tranquil rural village, which is a farming and fishing community. We are situated on an island; with lovely walks all around and many rivers, lakes and rice paddy fields. Our nearest town, which is only 5 minutes away, is called Aldona.

You may also want to know about the people behind TATVA: The retreat is the home of the two founders: David Stanton and Kripi Malviya. David is British and has worked in mental health for over thirty five years in Europe, Africa and Asia; plus he's been involved in various art projects internationally. Kripi is Indian and is a clinical psychologist, existential psychotherapist and internationally published poet. You can read more about them on this link - 

All disciplines, artists will be supported in sourcing equipments locally 

There is no requirement on producing any work by the end of your stay; however if artists wish we can also organise local exhibitions, performances for them to showcase their work.

This residency is entirely artist funded. We charge 380-500 USD/week (25000-32000 INR) depending on the choice of a non AC or AC room.

The fee includes all the therapeutic programme input mentioned previously; plus your own double bedded room with balcony, bathroom and use of the kitchen at all times. We also have a drawing room, study, music/reading room, dining room, wifi, large shaded roof terrace and garden - photos of the retreat can bee seen on this link We provide breakfast and either lunch or dinner daily. There is room both inside and out for artists to create.


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Epoché: Therapeutic Residency for Visual Artists - March 2018​



Epoché: Therapeutic Residency for Visual Artists – 1st – 29th March 2018

Establishing an art practice that sustains and cherishes the creative process is an incredible effort for artists, especially whilst trying to balance the dialectical struggles of connecting with others versus taking time out for oneself; wanting to work with structure and deadlines versus wanting creative freedom plus the internal and external expectations versus self care. Now more than ever there is a need to create a professional sanctuary, focusing on exploring the core of the creative self and the specific challenges that visual artists face. TATVA’s Therapeutic Residency for Visual Artists offers programs combining input and guidance from an experienced curator and attuned artist; in combination with personalised emotional wellbeing sessions, group circles and facilitated discussions with psychotherapists to fuel and enable your creative growth thus have a fulfilling art practice.

Description of the residency program:

Over the course of the specialised residency, visual artists will have the opportunity to develop connections with a like minded international community through co-creation and experiential learning in an atmosphere of respect, mutuality and exploration. TATVA offers an opportunity of participating in a meaningful life experience, removed geographically and conceptually from the usual studio practice in an environment where experiments can be made and leaps of imagination can occur to explore emotional and social awareness and learn ways in which these can be translated into the art practice.

The sessions through out the residency will focus on unique issues affecting the artists' work and how their art impacts on them as artists and as people. Interactive activities will be organised all through the residency to explore the beauty of Goa and delve into more avenues for creative collaboration.The residency will provide its residents skills that will enrich their practice, their relationships with self and others and their overall wellbeing with openness and sincerity.

Areas of focus: Self awareness and self expression, Emotional and creative processing, the relationship between the artists inner and outer worlds, Cultural and social impact and implications, identity exploration, Nurturing meaning and purpose as artists in day to day living

Work assistance and equipment: TATVA suggests artists to bring their own material but we will help them to source whatever they need locally with prior requests.



TATVA is situated in on a beautiful and serene river island called Corjuem; in the tropical state of Goa, India. Residents have a choice of single or shared bedroom, balcony, air conditioning, Wifi; plus use of the common areas including the kitchen, living and dining areas, garden and terrace.

Fees and support:

This residency is entirely self-funded by the artist; there are no scholarships available from TATVA to artists but we can help the artist to secure funding from other sources that the artist wishes to apply for.

The artists have the option of joining for one, two, three or four weeks. The Fee is 500 USD/ 32000 INR a week and joining dates are 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March. Discounts are available for artists staying for the period of one month/4 weeks and artists of South Asian origin. We do accept partners accompanying the artist, even if they're not artists themselves - if interested in this package then please ask for prices.

The residency fee includes all nature activities, cultural trips and tours. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. The fee is inclusive of creative arts process, personalised mentoring, one-to-one and group support; all facilitated by qualified and experienced professionals specialising in the arts, personal and professional self development and empowerment.

Expectations towards the artist:

To be open, inquiring, empathic, curious, supportive and reflective. There are no expectation of art work/projects to be completed however an exhibition and/or show can be organised upon the artist's request.

Application/Booking information:

Write an email to with your C.V and samples of your work plus a statement about why you would like to be a part of Epoché.

The Team:

The Residency is lead by Kripi Malviya and David Stanton, the founders and co-creators of the TATVA Center; also by Katharina Domscheit-D’souza, the founder of PEPPINA art.

David Stanton is the founder, co-creator and consultant at TATVA. He started his career in mental health in the UK over thirty years ago, in a community based project giving counselling, advice and information. For the past nineteen years he has been an international psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, lecturer, consultant and coach. He has helped establish and manage a number of non-profits, private, community and residential mental health services in Europe, Africa and Asia. His goal is to continue helping people through his experiences, knowledge and research. He is dedicated to furthering mental health awareness through therapy and education and is especially interested in working with diverse cultures in various settings.

Kripi Malviya is the co-creator of TATVA. She is a psychologist, experiential psychotherapist and mental health advocate with a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an International Certification in Addiction Counselling and Training.​ She has worked with​ adolescents, adults, couples and families with multi-disciplinary teams of international mental health professionals, from varied cultures and therapeutic backgrounds. She facilitates addiction treatment and general mental health training workshops in the South Asian and South East Asian regions; including Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand including her role as a Regional Resource Training Coordinator in India. Kripi is an existentially inclined psychotherapist and a poet who promotes and facilitates the reciprocal connection and relationship between creativity and psychotherapy with respect, openness and vulnerability. She is the co-founder of the Poetry Therapy Society of India and the Indian Association of Existential Therapy.

Katharina Peppina Domscheit-Dsouza is a specialised curator, mentor and visualisation facilitator.

She is of German origin and accomplished a BA in History of Art and Film Studies and an MA in Arts Management and Policies from England and London. During this time she also worked extensively as a curator, artist mentor and agent within London’s art scene before she moved to Goa four years ago to establish PEPPINA art, pushing boundaries.

She believes in creating emotional awareness and social change through visual art in curatorial frameworks. As a visualisation facilitator, she intents to create sustainable communities of lasting discourses and art appreciation.
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Weekly Program Session Descriptions


Nature walks:

Explore the countryside of Corjuem island around the TATVA residency with our residency dog Cyan through hikes, walks and trails surrounded taking in lakes, rivers and paddy fields. A wonderful start to the day.


Personalised sessions:

One to one confidential psychotherapy sessions with your assigned therapist; who will help you delve deep into your self and uncover blocks, patterns, triggers and strengthen your emotional and social awareness by providing clarity and exploring your meaning and purpose. These sessions will be to provide you emotional support and enhance your general emotional wellbeing.


Community Process:

A group therapeutic process to share feelings, fears, triumphs, intuitions, narratives and solutions to champion and empower the creative spirit. This is a unique space created for self-reflection and relational awareness of your roles and place in the world.


Creative arts/practice group:

A group discussion led by a specialised art mentor and curator for sharing of ideas, prompts, and art work for collective feedback via expressive art sessions and experimental workshops. This is a dedicated space for artist collaborations.


Personalised art mentoring:

An experienced professional in the art industry will guide and mentor you, connect you to the local arts scene and offer tools for creative engagement, inspiration and self expression. The goal of these sessions is to help translate your growing self awareness into your individual artistic and studio practice.


Cultural evening/outings (cultural immersion):

A curated program invites the participating artists to immerse themselves into the local Goan arts and culture scene; be it art exhibitions, literature, music, theatre, performances etc.


Community dinners:

Once a week all members of the community will come together to do a communal meal; including sourcing the ingredients, preparing, cooking and eating together.


Meetings with local artists/professionals:

Visits curated for you to meet local artists in their homes, environment and studios; or they will be invited to the residency for an interaction and chat about their work, inspiration and journeys for artistic, cultural and theoretical exchange of knowledge and experiences.


Countryside exploration (nature therapy):

Every week we will decide collectively to arrange a tour or visit to a naturally beautiful place in Goa, keeping in mind your preferences and likes. This can be a beach day, dolphin watching, fishing, boating, waterfall trip, heritage walks, visiting villages and local communities etc.



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Emotive Creators ​- Emotional Awareness Artists’ Residency




Emotional Awarenss Artist Residency, Goa

Emotive Creators - Emotional Awareness Artists’ Residency

Goa, India, 25th Oct - 23rd Nov 2017.


3-6 artists (couples accepted) are invited to book India’s first emotional awareness residency to experience a one-month long unique program of creative arts process, personalised mentoring, one-to-one and group support; facilitated by three international highly qualified and experienced professionals specialising in the arts, plus personal and professional self development and empowerment.


We invite you to dwell in the diverse and life-changing Indian/Portuguese state; by coming to stay in a stunning villa with all the required amenities on the island of Corjuem, near the picturesque village of Aldona. You’ll be professionally and personally supported in immersing yourself in Goa’s rich landscape, arts and cultures; plus mingle with some local creative individuals. Unplug your mind, soul, heart and art practice. Enter a journey into the multiple layers of your being; as you are guided by two highly qualified emotional wellness professionals (a psychologists and a psychotherapist) plus a professionally trained awareness curator of distinct practice.


In collaboration with PEPPINA art, TATVA Center is passionate about changing the way we experience ourselves, our lives and art; as we invite visual artists from around the world. Your medium can be as diverse as painting, photography, performance, dance, multi-media, music, filmmaking, design, illustration, writing, theory, poetry, and any other creative disciplinarians. We don’t like to steer artists into any particular artistic thematic direction; therefore we welcome artists who draw inspiration from anything ranging from human rights, philosophy, activism, nature, cultures and the environment.


The uniqueness of this residency will appeal to artists who wish to broaden their practice in a more social and emotional way by exploring theoretical discourses; as a way to become more consciously aware of their interior and their place in the world, thus increasing their overall well-being and creativity.


The artists participating will be part of a small community, joining with the professionals, who will all shape the heart of a wide-ranging and imaginative program to the participants needs. We will explore emotional and social awareness and learn ways in which these can be translated into the art practice, through a combination of experimental workshops, guided mentoring, emotional support and expressive art processes in group and one-to-one frameworks.


The residency offers a safe and comfortable environment for artists to allow for identity exploration, self-expression, emotional and creative processing. By nurturing and supporting the artists in a respectful, ethical and confidential way; the team helps the artists develop an understanding of their meaning and purpose, their role as an artist and how they cope with and reflect on every-day challenges and current affairs.


In a quest to reveal the voice of intuition and promote inspiration, the team will help the artists to facilitate doing things with passion and purpose; plus accumulate a way to not only see, feel and think differently but to change the way we experience life through art.


"The work that's happening here is the most incredible work that I see in the mental health space…..I think that both the process of art making and the process of therapy are linked, and that it's about taking a break from the rest of he world, to check out, and to just explore how I feel.” - Alok Vaid-Menon is a performance artist who spent a week at TATVA Center.


The Residency Program:

  • Creative Arts Process in groups and Personalised Artists Mentoring with Katharina Domscheit-D’souza.
  • One-to-one and group support from Kripi Malviya and David Stanton.
  • Physical and wellbeing activities like nature walks, meditation, yoga and massages.
  • Exploring Goa’s scenery, heritage, culture and arts through visits to waterfalls, beaches, historical sites, flea-markets, galleries, museums, concerts and events; to keep participants inspired throughout their stay.
  • There will be regular community activities at the center, like shopping, cooking, dining, and general socialising - there will also be periods of free time for the artists to do their own thing.
  • Open house days where we invite the participating artists to meet local artists, curators, gallerists, thinkers and doers; either at TATVA or visit them in their own environments for artistic, cultural and theoretical exchange of knowledge and experiences.
  • All participants will have the opportunity to present their work in an informal presentation at a public event at a pristine art institution in Goa during the course of the residency.
  • There will be an end of residency curated exhibition at a gallery in Goa, showcasing the residencies experiences and visual expressions by the artists. Artists are not required to present specific final works at the end of the residency; however they are encouraged to share visual documentation of their experience and process, through for example sketches, photographs or writing.


The Team:

The Residency is lead by Kripi Malviya and David Stanton, the founders and co-creators of the TATVA Center; also by Katharina Domscheit-D’souza, the founder of PEPPINA art.


Kripi Malviya is a young gifted Indian female psychologist, existentially inclined therapist, international mental health trainer and published poet; who facilities the connection and relationship between creativity and emotional wellbeing with respect, openness and vulnerability.


David Stanton is a British international senior psychotherapist, trainer and consultant with over 30 years experience in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia; where he has helped establish and manage a number of residential and community based mental health awareness and emotional wellness services. He is dedicated to furthering emotional wellbeing through therapy and education; with a passion for working in diverse cultures.


Katharina Domscheit-D’souza is of German origin and has a BA in Art History and an MA in Arts Management and Policy. She worked extensively as a curator, agent and artist mentor within London’s art scene before she moved to Goa three years ago to establish PEPPINA art, pushing boundaries. She believes in creating emotional awareness and social change through visual art in curatorial frameworks; with the intention to contribute to a lasting discourse.

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TATVA is an international emotional wellness and mental health awareness organisation; based in North Goa. They have a therapeutic retreat situated in a rural farming and fishing community; where they mix travel/tourism experiences with various therapeutic approaches. They are also one of only a handful of residencies in the world that specialise in offering artists psychological support; as well as providing a safe and beautiful space for them to create.

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Facts and Figures:

The Residency will take place at the TATVA Center, Aldona, North Goa; between 25th October and 23rd November 2017.

A 15% discount applies for early bookings before 20th September.

The Fee is 150,000 INR / 2000 EUR / 1800 GBP for a single room; 120,000 INR / 1500 EUR / 1400 GBP for a shared room - for the duration of the residency (29 days.) This covers your accommodation of a bedroom with bathroom, balcony, air conditioning, Wifi, use of the common areas including the living and dining areas, garden and terrace. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. The residency fee also includes all personalised and group mentorings, meditation, physical activities, cultural trips and tours. We are happy to arrange any additional services like Yoga classes and massages, plus car or scooter hire if required.


How to book:

We would appreciate it if you could drop us an email before the 1st October 2017 with some samples of your work attached (images, writings, videos etc) and give us a brief about what interests you in participating in this residency and what you wish to gain from it; as well as what you may be able to offer to the community of the residency and Goa generally. There are no right or wrong answers to this; it just helps us to get to know you a little before the start of the residency.

Applicants must be aged 18+ and are encouraged to participate in the residency program as much as possible; to ensure a great and unique experience for all the participants.

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