In memory of Preet Mendiratta

This year we have introduced a new grant, The Inception Grant For Art Writers, In memory of Preet Mendiratta.

Preet Mendiratta (1991- 2018), was a freelance writer, musician, art aficionado and a dreamer. This initiative aims to support and recognize the talent and creativity of writers in the field of art. We’re offering two grants, each worth INR 50,000.


  • Writers from South Asia ages 25-40 years (as of November 2023). Writers from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be considered part of the process.
  • Non-fiction writing pertaining to art, art journalism, art criticism, personal blog about art and published work are within the mandate
  • Applicants must be at an early stage of their career, students, or an emerging writer in the process of launching their career.
  • Applicants must be individuals applying on their own behalf.
  • Applications are now closed.

Submission Guidelines

Please email the documents below on with the subject line as ‘Art Writers Grant 2024’.

  1. Aadhar Card/ nationality proof
  2. Writer’s Biography and Resume: highlighting experience, education, published work, awards, and recognitions (if any)
  3. Minimum 3 writing samples in PDF format (published or unpublished) (1,500 words)
  4. Statement of purpose: elaborating on how this Grant will benefit your practice (250 words)
  5. Medium: English
  6. Please ensure that the submitted documents are labeled under the applicants’ names.

Please ensure that all submitted information is accurate and complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the grant.