FAQ

No.
The agreement with our partner organisations/local hosts generally applies to one bangaloREsident. The accommodation options are also usually limited to one person and applications sent by artist duos thus have lower chances of making it through the selection process. It is, however, by no means completely ruled out.
Our partner organisations/local hosts are generally unable to provide support for family members. Please also bear in mind that the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan bears accommodation and travel costs for invited residents only.
The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan will bear economy return airfare from Germany to Bangalore, and accommodation during the bangaloREsidency, in collaboration with the local host organisation. International health insurance has to be borne by the resident. Please make sure that your credit card provider is informed that you are travelling to India, so  you don’t have a problem withdrawing money in India.
In addition the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan offers a weekly maintenance stipend of Rs. 7000 (for the time spent in Bangalore), payable in Rupees in Bangalore, which would adequately cover daily board and routine expenses. In order to withdraw cash in India some credit cards have to be activated before leaving Germany.
To apply for an Indian visa from Germany, you have to fill in an application form online, before you hand it in at the appropriate visa office of the embassy. In most cases, a tourist visa suffices for the time of the bangaloREsidency. The links at the bottom of this page will provide you with all necessary information, as well as the list of visa offices in the different regions (depending on your place of residence).

It is now possible to apply for an e-tourist visa if the stay in India is under 60 days. If your stay does not exceed this period, we strongly recommend applying for an e-Visa (see links).
There are no mandatory vaccinations to enter the country. For more information and recommended vaccinations please consult the Federal Foreign Office (link below) or your general physician.
We ensure every resident has internet access at her/his accommodation. We provide mobile phones including Indian sim cards at the beginning of every bangaloREsidency which you can use for free phone calls and text messages. If mobile data is required, residents are asked to buy sim cards themselves. One can visit an Airtel store (there is a big one on 100 Ft. Rd.) and carry: a copy of your passport, a copy of your visa, photograph, proof of address (issued by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan). You will be asked to name a mobile number which is used for verification. Please give your bangaloREsidency mobile number. You will soon receive a call from Airtel after which your sim card will be activated in a few hours. You then can book various data packages for long or short periods of time by entering certain shortcuts which are clarified in your Airtel booklet.
Unlike in Germany, the notion of open space in India is shaped by the interest and curiosity of the locals. From our experience, working on the streets succeeds if you wish to come in contact with the common citizens of Bangalore. Focused working all by yourself, like drawing, filming or photographing of street scenes is often "interrupted" by interested people who gather around the artist. Although you get an authentic experience of the city, you should bear this in mind. If your project involves greater assemblages of people or happening-like events, you might need to obtain permissions which you have to apply for well in advance.
Yes.
A detailed portfolio that offers us clear information is the best option for us to get a good overview about your work. Please additionally include links.
Yes, repeat applications are permitted and will be presented to the Hosts in the normal process.