Taragaon Next includes a museum, gallery, amphitheatre, café, and an open space. Built in the 1970s, this is an extraordinary structure that was redeveloped in 2013. Located between the Buddhist site (Boudha Stupa) and the Hindu site (Pashupatinath), Taragaon Next is exemplary of a modern architectural form nestled in Kathmandu Valley. Our dynamic space is designed for community building, focusing on interactivity and making of culture. Here, our museum collection documents the built heritage of our region, highlighting how this valley has been urbanised since the 1950s.
Taragaon Next welcomes artist residency applications; at our space, the selected artist will be provided a working studio designed by noted architect Shigeru Ban. Artists and creative thinkers from all disciplines – sculptors, performance, writers, researchers – are encouraged to apply.
Sagarmatha Next is a place to explore, experiment, and push the boundaries on universal – and urgent – topics of sustainability, climate change, and natural resources. You can use our space to reach out to the world through your art. Our Art Residency program invites artists to work with waste materials in order to generate awareness amongst locals and visitors of the environmental impact of their actions. Visiting artists also conduct workshops for local schools and communities. The Saraf Foundation selects artists for the Sagarmatha Next residency program, focusing on the potential and promise of their proposals.
If you wish to apply for our Art Residency Program, get in touch with us.