|India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)|
invites applications for
Workshops, Residencies, Seminars
Under its Arts Practice programme
Applications can be sent any time during the year
Arts Practice programme seeks to implement projects where artists
expand their present range of practices in new directions. These could
question accepted conventions, push new frontiers in content, form and
medium, explore new modes of engagement with space, audience and
communities, foregrounding a spirit of experimentation.
Workshops, Residencies, Seminars:
important breakthroughs in artistic methods, materials and concepts
came about, when artists from different generations with various
experiences, across regions, put their heads together, to discuss,
innovate and improvise techniques and ideas. Today, workshops,
residencies and seminars that reflect on arts practice, become
significant spaces for artistic peer networks that bring together an
unforeseen confluence of energies, to explore how practices are evolving
and where they are headed. These events could also become enabling
spaces for listening to hitherto unheard voices.
the Arts Practice programme, we invite proposals for Workshops,
Residencies, Seminars that seek to create situations which foster
exchange, dialogue, debate, learning, and mentorship. This may include
residencies that nurture artists, encourage collaboration and facilitate
experimentation; workshops, seminars or other forms of gathering that
help build knowledge, generate insight and expand arts practice/s.
To read translations of this Request for Proposals in certain Indian languages, click here.
Duration of the project: Up to 6 months
Budget: Up to a maximum of Rs 3,00,000/-
Calendar: Proposals can be sent at any time during the year
Who can send project proposals?
- The programme invites proposals from practitioners working within as well as across disciplines. These could include:
artists working in music, sound, text, dance, movement, theatre,
puppetry, storytelling, magic, circus and other performance arts
artists working across all forms including film (documentary and
fiction), animation, photography, installation, new media, Artificial
Intelligence, robotics, interactive arts, gaming, painting, sculpture,
printmaking, comic book, graphic narrative, artist book and other visual
- Curators, especially those working outside of the gallery context
- Poets, novelists, playwrights working with literary arts
- Practitioners engaged in interdisciplinary work
are eligible to send project proposals if you are an Indian national.
Your collaborators too must be Indian nationals. For details please
How to send project proposals?
can write your proposal in any Indian language including English. IFA
encourages projects in Indian languages other than English.
can send us your queries and draft ideas in written, audio or video
formats for response from IFA staff. However, final proposals will have
to be in written format only.
Send us a proposal describing:
- Your existing arts/curatorial practice, concerns and interests as a practitioner
- Details of the Workshop, Residency or Seminar, with a note on its context, need, and relevance
- Detailed timeline and budget
- Examples of earlier work, relevant to this application
Your proposals can be sent:
For any queries and clarification regarding your proposal, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online to John Xaviers, Programme Officer, Arts Practice, at email@example.com OR
post to: John Xaviers, Programme Officer, Arts Practice, India
Foundation for the Arts, 'Apurva' Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross, Raj
Mahal Vilas 2nd Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore – 560 094, Phone: 080-2341
4681 / 82
All selected projects will be implemented by IFA.