Join the Residency

Who is this for?

The Story Collective is designed for creators, entrepreneurs, journalists, designers, professors, researchers — anyone who intends to lead a creative & fulfilling life.


The intention of this residency is to connect you with your story so you can live it, create a space for you to grow— and more importantly, grow in the direction that’s right for you. Whether you have found your calling or are still seeking your purpose, this residency will help you align all of it with the bigger picture.

14 Curated Residents x 5 Days x 1 Secret Villa

August 19-23 / Goa, India



Apart from the workshops & activities, the facilitators love to engage with the residents one on one, often getting into mini-brainstorms, interesting conversations and a powerful exchange of stories.

Raghava KK  Artist & Storyteller

Raghava KK

Artist & Storyteller

Akshay Cherian  Founder, Business Sherpa

Akshay Cherian

Founder, Business Sherpa

Nihal Ahmed  Founder, Limitless

Nihal Ahmed

Founder, Limitless

Jay Ahya  Founder, The Experience Co.

Jay Ahya

Founder, The Experience Co.

Janet Orlene  Experiential Facilitator

Janet Orlene

Experiential Facilitator

Alison Wynn  Multimedia Storyteller

Alison Wynn

Multimedia Storyteller


About the Stay

Vivenda dos Palhacos is a hundred-year-old, carefully-renovated house set on a very quiet cul-de-sac in a village in South Goa. The longest beach, with the most beautiful sand in Goa, is only a ten-minute walk away. 



The program fee is INR 40,000 and includes everything from the time you come to the residency, till the time you leave. A small price to pay for the meaningful and enriching experience you get.

  • 5-day, 4-night stay (2 people per room) at Vivenda Dos Palhacos

  • World-class workshops with top storytellers

  • One-on-one session with Raghava KK

  • A well-connected diverse tribe of individuals

  • Full spread wholesome meals for breakfast, lunch, & dinner

  • Facilitated transfers from Goa airport

  • Unlimited tea & coffee during the residency

  • Beers & Cocktails on the house on Day 1

  • Local explorations and workshops in and around Goa

  • Ikiguide designed by Limitless and Kill Your Talk - a book around storytelling written by Raghava KK


Residents’ Profile:

A diverse mix of business owners, creative experts, professionals and leaders from other creative industries.


South Goa, India


Chill, historic architecture, beach hikes, campfires

How to apply?

1. Request an invite

2. Go through the application process

3. Get your invite / book your flights

4. Show up for the residency!



Story Collective in the past has been attended by successful writers, artists, illustrators, award winning entrepreneurs & doers from diverse industries.


“For me it was about unlocking my potential and talking about things I am passionate about.”


Started English classes in Jaipur’s slum communities


“I got fresh perspectives from diverse people and new ways to look at my own story.”


One of the top Jewellery Designers in India


“Highly recommend this. Investing in a Vacation + learning is amazing. ”


Architect & Entrepreneur, IIM Alum


“I danced again after a long time. It was 5 days of meaningful and productive time.”


Muralist & Dancer