Our Studio is located in a quiet trail, 15mins walking uphill from Leh Bazar via Bakery Galli, behind Leh Jama Masjid.

We are Leh’s only artist-run independent project space working around contemporary art, creative writing and design. We organise workshops, exhibitions, book readings and movie screenings/shows regularly. We also have a small library with a great range of books; visitors are free to engage with them. We love zines and create self-made books and magazines regularly. Since 2015 we organise pop-up shows in Leh Main Market selling zines, tote-bags, postcards, notebooks, badges, graphic prints, etc. We are open to offer our space as a co-working space as well.

Each year we offer short (2 weeks) & long term (1-2 months) residencies for artists/writers/designers to come to Leh, live with us in our house and produce work around themes discussed between us and the resident artist. We receive rolling applications but mostly in summer (May-October). Open calls for both short & long term applications are made in January each year. Please email at farsideindia@gmail.com for any queries.

We offer twin sharing room for artists to live (with attached toilets), a community kitchen, garden and terrace access for work, 24x7 studio access, production assistance, publication support and guidance towards areas of work in Ladakh. (Leh, Kargil & Zanskar). WiFi is limited in entire Ladakh. Costs for residency programs vary depending on funding, length and area of work.


Our studio doubles up as a small shop selling zines, notebooks, tote bags, graphic prints etc. Also, you can choose to live in our house via Airbnb. If you want to see the rooms please go to the Airbnb link here: PHANDEY HOUSE

To view the Open call for 2019 cycle, please click here