Asia Art Archive in India and Inlaks India Foundation announce the open call for AAA–Inlaks Art Grant 2017–2018, dedicated to supporting new and innovative approaches to practicing art today. It is open to applications from artists of Indian citizenship residing in India between the age of 25 to 35 years.
The aim of the grant is to encourage artists to propose and test new forms of art-making that incorporate research, collaboration, workshops, and formal experiments as a way to examine the technologies and ecosystems of information that shape our times.
Candidates are invited to propose projects that explore new imaginations and architectures, new sensoria and interfaces of the archive while looking at existing archives. No outcome in the form of a finished artwork is expected for this grant. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how clearly ideas have been formulated and how rigorously they propose to be explored. Proposals with projects that are a continuation of ongoing work are eligible to apply for this grant.
As mentioned above, proposals that incorporate research, collaboration, workshops, and formal experimentation will be given preference, along with those that engage with any of the following:
- Archives pertaining to any field: art, music, cinema, theatre, law, science, medicine, and meteorology to name a few
- Artists’ personal archives: scrapbooks, letters, diaries, photo-albums, etc.
- Public libraries
- Timelines and bibliographies
- Time travel
Eligibility: Artists of Indian citizenship residing in India between the age of 25 to 35 years. Collectives are eligible to apply provided all members are Indian citizens and not more than 35 years in age.
Duration of Grant: 1 September 2017–1 September 2018
Grant Amount: Up to Rs. 200,000
Deadline for Applications: Sat, 15 July 2017
Selection Process: Candidates will be shortlisted for interviews on the basis of their application, and a decision for one successful application will be made in liaison with an invited jury member, the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, and Asia Art Archive in India. The successful candidate only will be notified on 28 August 2017.
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