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  • Artist from South Asia ages 21-35 years (as of November 2023). Artists from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be considered part of the process.
  • Practice must fit the contemporary genre. Format and media are not a constraint.
  • Illustrations, graphic design, decorative art, AI-generated art, video and animation are not within the mandate.
  • Applicants must be at an early stage of their career, a student, or an emerging artist in the process of launching their career.
  • Artists represented by any gallery are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be individuals (or part of a collective) applying on their own behalf.
  • Deadline: 25 September 2023

Selection Process

  • The internal jury will shortlist 18-20 applicants based on the provided information and portfolio.
  • If you are shortlisted, you will be required to send the selected physical works for review.
  • The external jury will evaluate and select 5 artists for the grant, including the Tacita Dean Award.
  • Grant winners will receive a cash prize and have access to our mentors for a period of 12 months.
  • Please note that the selection process is based on the discretion of the jury.
  • Please ensure that all submitted information is accurate and complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the grant.