Bengaluru Artist Residency One’ (BAR1) Collective is a non-proft exchange Programme by artists, for artists, to foster the local, Indian andinternational mutual exchange of ideas and experiences, through artist-residency programme in Bangalore. The charm of this Residency Programme inBangalore so far has been its personal and hands-on way of functioning. It has been run and conceptualized from within the local Bangalore artist community. Over the years, we have acquired the skill to both (a) host and (b) managesuch a residency, in addition to continuing our own successful art practice. This has resulted in many close friendships being built across cultures, and within the group. The residency has also been responsible for (a) facilitating interactions between artists, and (b) organizing workshops with other institutions such as artcolleges and their student bodies. In the past ten years, we have explored newerspaces for realizing the projects, both conventional and unconventional, like ArtInstitutions, galleries, public spaces for community projects; alternative spaceslike No1Shanthiroad, Samuha, ‘Jaaga’. The success of this programme has largely been due to the enthusiasm, commitment and hours of unpaid work by the artists in the collective.