Project information

KCAC staff salaries

To continue to provide a well-run contemporary arts centre from which we operate Artist Residencies and self-funded residencies for foreign artists, providing a forum for artistic dialogue, as well as exhibiting and selling art produced by the residencies.

January 2014 - January 2015

Charity information: Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre

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  • Need

    Need

    The lack of funding and studio space available for young Nepalese artists as well as the opportunity for Nepali artists to travel abroad and visit other countries means that at a pivotal stage in their professional careers young artists are effectively prevented from growing professionally.

    Solution

    By continuing to provide the services of our staff we ensure a well-run centre. Our staff coordinate studios, set up exhibitions in the gallery space, hold workshops for the local community, organise and support artists on our international artist in residence scheme, maintain and run our art reference library which is the largest in Kathmandu and provide artists with professional support and space to further their practice.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Continue to provide a well-run contemporary arts centre for artists and other interested parties.

    Activities

    » Achieved by continuing to provide the services of our KCAC manager, a librarian, accountant, two staff in the UK who run our air scheme and all events

    Success will be measured by the increase in number and quality of residency applications, both by Nepali and international artists.


  • Impact

    Impact

    In the absence of funded artist residencies young Nepali artists who have completed their professional studies have no support to advance their practice at a pivotal stage in their career. The bursary scheme offers that opportunity culminating in a catalogued exhibition with national and international exposure.

    Risk

    The success of the centre relies on staff continuity to develop rapport with the artists, promote their exhibitions and encourage visitors. We propose an initial 12-month contract.

    Reporting

    Donors to this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing ongoing and forthcoming activities and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,100

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,100 KCAC Staff Yearly salary for our KCAC manager, librarian and accounts
      £12,000 2 x KCAC UK staff Monthly salary of 2 x £500
  • Background

    Location

    In Nepal where decades of political turmoil have meant a lack of educational stability and opportunity and lack of confidence to perform artistically at the same level as the rest of the world. Against this background the charity was set up to support young contemporary Nepali artists and provide a forum where artists of all nations could meet and exchange ideas as well as discuss artistic practice, which might otherwise be denied Nepali artists since foreign travel is prohibitively expensive

    Beneficiaries

    All Nepali and foreign visiting artists as well as the Kathmandu Valley populace and tourists to Kathmandu.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our directors are a successful British practising artist and a Nepali contemporary art gallery director who understand the financial and professional difficulties facing young artists. No opportunity in the form of bursaries to fund residencies currently exists in Nepal and the charity is well-placed to set the benchmark for artists chosen, work conditions available and wide exposure through exhibiting. To make it happen the centre needs to continue to be well run.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Pratima Joshi

    Qualified book keeper, strong on organisation and passionate about promoting Nepali art and artists to the outside world.

    Surendra Maharjan

    Our KCAC librarian runs the KCAC art reference library which is the largest in Nepal.

    Albertine Tucknott

    Albertine runs the artist in residence programme and helps organise events both in the UK and Nepal.

    Sanjeev Maharjan

    Sanjeev is our very organised KCAC manager in Nepal. He runs and organises the centre and supports artists as well as running workshops and events.

Sunita, our first Nepali artist in residence

Sunita, our first Nepali artist in residence

£245

will pay 1 month's salary for the centre's manager

“You’ve achieved something truly remarkable with the KCAC. Many congratulations.”

Alex Beard, Deputy Director,Tate Gallery, London