Day 1

Airport pickups, tour of the villa and welcome meal

Day 2

Short Persian language workshop

1pm group lunch

Mahan sight-seeing- Shah Nematollah Shrine and Bagh Shahzdeh

Day 3

1pm group lunch

Sanati Museum- international art

Kerman Grand Baazar for shopping and museums

Artist talk in the city

Day 4

Free morning

Craft workshop

Day 5

1pm group lunch

Cooking workshop 

Group dinner outing

Day 6

1pm group lunch

Craft workshop at the Villa

Mountain hike 

Picnic dinner

Day 7

1pm group lunch

Cooking workshop

Overnight trip (Shahdad Desert open air camping or Meymand cave trip)

Day 8

Free day

Day 9

1pm group lunch

Pop-up show

Day 10

Goodbyes and airport drop-offs

I must say, this residency felt like a Sufi retreat, and it is very hard to feel this relaxed and welcomed in New York City.
— Arshia Ersafily, photographer