IFA makes grants to individuals and organisations with the aim of filling important gaps in private and public assistance for the arts and culture in India.

Our grant programmes variously respond to existing demand for assistance, provide opportunities for artists to explore untried processes and new connections in the arts, or address systemic issues in the field.

The grants made by IFA support all forms of cultural expression, while accommodating work that falls outside specific domains of art, blurs disciplinary boundaries, or anticipates new modes of artistic production and presentation.

IFA also undertakes sustained, self-administered projects that respond to clearly articulated needs in the field in those areas where grants are not applicable and in the absence of other forms of support. Such interventions enable a direct engagement with the community which can be made sustainable with ownership of the work eventually passing down to the next stakeholder.