TCT has finally realized its long-standing dream – the creation of a laboratory dedicated to performance art, TCT WORKSPACE. This five-acres arts centre based in Uksan village- Kamshet, set amidst the rural landscape of the Western Ghats is a one-of-its-kind contemporary performance residency in Maharashtra. Located between the artistically vibrant cities of Mumbai and Pune, it is built to facilitate national/international artist exchanges, training programs and the creation of new performance work. Born out of the artist’s need for time, space, research and training, it provides practitioners with the environment and opportunities to explore new ideas, refine skills, share creative knowledge, grow in vision and craft anew.
to involve more artists from all over the world in the residency
to generate unpredictable contacts between theatre practice and other disciplines
to facilitate interactions amongst artist communities from different traditions and cultures
to provide a wider range of facilities and equipment that ensure an artist's time is more productive
to engage with as broad an audience as possible through an innovative programme of public performances
to constantly examine TCT's artistic and administrative policies and to inject new ways of functioning
to foster sponsorships, grants & collaborations with cultural organizations, philanthropic bodies and government schemes both in India and abroad
OUR GRATITUDE TO OUR SUPPORTERS
TCT Workspace stands today thanks to contributions from friends, well-wishers and art lovers from all over India; most crucially, from the fine arts community of India whose generous donations were the first financial pillar towards establishing the centre. The Workspace finally opened its doors to artist residencies in March 2012.
On a five acres property, that touches a perennial lake and is surrounded by the Sahyadri hills, we have developed spaces & facilities for about 30 artists to reside and work together. Apart from varied accommodations for artists and students we have also created staff residencies, store-rooms, external kitchens and sit out spaces.
Work at TCT Workspace
Studio Indoor - 15ft x 30ft, wood floor
Studio Semi-Open- 23 ft X 32 ft Vinyl Dance Floor
Stage Outdoor – 20 ft x 30 ft, cement floor
Stay at TCT Workspace
Main Artist House – Dormitory Bedroom for 6 persons and Loft Room for 2 persons, 2 attached bathrooms
Guest House- 8 individual cottage rooms with attached bathrooms for 2/3 persons in each room.
(All bathrooms have hot water facility)
Meals at TCT Workspace
A large community kitchen facility with a dining space to accommodate more than 40 people at a time.
Two smaller private and fully equipped kitchenettes are also available for resident’s private use.
TCT Workspace is a fully functional residency that provides full boarding and lodging.