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Sura Medura

(UN)COMMON SPACES 2020-2024 Associate partner since 2019

Sura Medura is an International Artist Residency centre in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka, established and run by Creative Director Neil Butler a founder member of IN SITU

Sura Medura has welcomed IN SITU artists since  2006 when Fragile Theatre developed their show We meet in Paradise at the residency. Since then many IN SITU artists have developed work at the residency with the latest production being The Snowball Effect developed in 2018 and the most recent artist residency being Nana Francisca Schottlander in December 2019.

Sura Medura was founded to continue the artistic programme of the Chandrasevana Centre that was established by the Hikkaduwa Area Relief Fund.

Sura Medura offers funded opportunities for European (incl. UK) based artists and self funded opportunities for artists from elsewhere. Artists from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals to create work that is enhanced by being developed in Sri Lanka. Selected artists are offered mentorship and opportunities to meet with their peers in the Sri Lankan arts community. There are also opportunities to present the resulting work in the UK and further afield. 


Director : Neil Butler



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