Artists Residency Programme

The Foundation organizes ‘Residency Programme’ for shortlisted artists throughout the year. The Programmes are organized at campuses located at Manesar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Noida. The Amity Art Foundation provides logistical and financial support to each participating artist in the Residency Programme. Some students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts also support and work with these artists in their creative pursuits at respective locations. The participating artists in previous Residency Programme are Ajay Chakradhar, Anjali Goel, Suraj Kumar Kashi, Birender Yadav, Prittam Priyalochan, Stitadhi Rath, Sujata Agarwal, Ranjeet Singh, Prasanta and Chhitij Sahu. It gives artists an opportunity to work in serene surroundings and conducive environment that support aesthetics sense and creative expressions. Students pursuing Fine Arts learn from professional and established artists and receive hands-on training to enhance their creative skills, thought process and expressions.

Emerging Artists


• 2010: Master of Visual Arts (Print Making), M.S. University, Baroda

• 2008: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana


• 2012-14: Master of Fine Arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata


• 2015: Post-graduation in Fine Arts (Painting), College of Arts, Delhi University, New Delhi

• 2012: Graduation in Bachelors of Visual Arts (Painting), B.K. College of Arts and Crafts, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


• 2006-2007: M.A. in Fine Arts (Painting), Winchester School of Arts, Winchester, University of Southampton, UK

• 1998-2000: M.A. (Drawing & Painting), D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun, University of HNB Garhwal, India

• 1996-1998: B.A. (Drawing & Painting, English, Hindi) D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun, University of HNB, Garhwal, India


• 2011: Master of Fine Arts from College of Arts, New Delhi

• 2002: Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Art and Crafts, Patna, Bihar

• 2007: Art Appreciation National Museum, New Delhi


• 2010: M.A. in History of Arts, National Museum Institute, New Delhi

• 2005: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Specialised in Sculpture), B.K. College of Arts, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

• 2005: Diploma in Graphics Design, Arena Multimedia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

• 2006: Diploma in Pottery, Blue Pottery, New Delhi

• 2000: HSC from Board of Secondary Education, Odisha


• 2001-2003: Master of Fine Arts from College of Arts, New Delhi

• 1995-2000: Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Arts and Crafts, Patna, Bihar

Smart Cities Art Cities

Smart cities must incorporate infrastructure requirements for the Creative Industries in their blueprint to include downtown arts precincts featuring museums, galleries, performing arts spaces, libraries, visitor centres, designated areas for preservation of heritage, restaurants and bars.

This thematic plenary would set the tone of proceedings with imminent goals for India’s Smart Cities which should have the arts both in their DNA and development agenda.