INCEPTION GRANT

Recognizing and supporting emerging talent in visual arts

Criteria

  • Artist from South Asia ages 21-35 years (as of November 1, 2021).
  • The grant has been extended to artists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Practice must fit the contemporary genre
  • Format and media not a constraint. 
  • Illustrations, graphic design, photography, and decorative art are not within the mandate.
  • Applicants must be at early stage of their career, either as a student or an emerging artist in the process of launching their career.
  • Applicants must be individuals (or part of a collective) applying on their own behalf

Deadline

DATE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15, 2021

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PROCESS

    • Jury will shortlist 20 applicants by November 15, 2021

    • Shortlisted artist will be required to send 3 physical works for review and grant show  by December 15, 2021

    • External jury will evaluate and pick the 3 artists for the grant.  External jury will be announced soon.

    • Final selection by January 15, 2022.

    • Grant categories –

      • Inception Grant –  India (Rs 100,000),

      • Inception Grant – South Asia (Rs 50,000),

      • Inception Grant – Print (Rs 50,000)

    • Grant winners will have access to our  mentors for a period of 12 months

    • We will attempt to place the Inception Grant Awardee at a residency of our choice

DOCUMENTS

    • Artist bio highlighting experience (250 words)
    • Detailed resume including education, exhibitions, awards and recognitions (if any)
    • Artist statement (250 words)
    • Statement of purpose elaborating how this Grant will benefit the artist practice (250 words)
    • Portfolio of works (10 – 12 works only). Be selective.  


To apply email artincept@artpilgrimlive.com with subject line Grant application 2022.

Please ensure the portfolio that is attached is in PDF format and in the name of the artist.

RESULTS