Call for Neighbourhood Engagements | Deadline: December 14, 2018

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
invites proposals for
Neighbourhood Engagements under Project 560
that explore
Memories | Experiences | Imaginations

Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018

Click here to read the call in Kannada!

That somberikatte | the man from the North who brought dhoodh pedha to your area |
the haunted house near the tree | the road that was renamed twice | your grandmother's love story |
the lake that vanished | a housing plan that never took off | that petty shop in the corner |
the girl who ran away to be a film star | the security guard who writes short stories | the Saturday santhe |
that uncle's roadmap to resolve traffic woes | the slum that was torn down | drumming at the oora habba |
the sleepy community library | the cab driver's dreams...

Every neighbourhood has many stories and then some more...

Stories revisited, different versions of the same story, stories that link with each other...

Memories of the past, experiences of the present, imaginations of the future.

We invite proposals that will engage with the spacesstories, and people of your neighbourhoods, in Bangalore. These engagements could be an event or a series of events that include storytelling sessions, music, street performances, temporary/permanent installations, mapping exercises, walks and so on, that would enable people to rethink and reimagine their neighbourhoods and express through the arts and culture, the joys and challenges of living together.

Duration of the project: All activities have to take place between February and March 2019.

Budget: You can request for support up to a maximum of Rs 25,000.

Who can apply? Individuals and/ or neighbourhood/ community organisations based in Bangalore.

The Applicant must be:

  • An Indian citizen;
  • A registered non-profit organisation;
  • A community centre or a group/collective;

We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to be co-creators and audience members for the proposed projects.

How can you apply?
Send us a proposal:

  1. Describing your neighbourhood with the various kinds of people who live there, its history, shopping areas, housing patterns, community centres, cultural practices - anything that gives your neighbourhood its special identity in the city.
  2. Details of what you would like to do and who would participate in the activities.

You may choose to write your proposal in any Indian language, including English.

You can call us, write to us with your idea or come and meet us for discussions before writing your final proposal.

Selection Process
Shortlisted applicants will be informed by mid-January 2019 and should be available for a detailed discussion with the IFA Team.

For any queries / clarifications regarding your proposal, you may contact Krishnamurthy TN, Programme Officer at or Menaka Rodriguez, Head, Resource Mobilisation and Outreach at

Please send your final proposals to:
Project 560 2018: Neighbourhood Engagements
India Foundation for the Arts
'Apurva', Ground floor, No 259
4th cross, Raj Mahal Vilas, 2nd stage, 2nd block
Bangalore - 560 094
Phone: 080-23414681 / 82/ 83

About Project 560

Project 560 is an IFA initiative for Bangalore. Taking its name from the first three digits of Bangalore's pincode, Project 560 proposes to encourage artists, scholars, institutions and neighbourhoods to engage creatively and critically with the city. In doing so, it aims to provide citizens with a kaleidoscopic experience of exploring the city that would enable them to reimagine the city and their relationship with it, in novel ways.

Project 560 is partnered by Citi India.

Namma 560. Namma Project. Namma Pincode.