IFA@Bangalore: PROJECT 560 | Call for Arts Projects (Research/Practice) | Deadline: September 14, 2018 (CLOSED)

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
invites proposals for Arts Projects (Research/Practice)
under Project 560

Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

Click here to read the call in Kannada!

Turn Bangalore into a stage, a canvas, a notebook or a digital courtyard! Tap into its varied voices, spaces, histories, memories, aspirations, and expressions. Delve into the city's layered pasts, engage with its many presents, or imagine diverse futures. Who is the city? What does it mean to be a Bangalorean? Where do the strengths and challenges of the city lie? If Bangalore is on your mind, then this call is for you.

We invite proposals for Arts Projects (Research/Practice) on Bangalore that critically engage with the city's pasts, presents, and futures. Collaborative projects that bring together artists and scholars are also encouraged. Outcomes of the projects could variously include performances, exhibitions, installations, films, research papers/monographs or interdisciplinary works.

Duration of the project: 8-12 months

Budget: Maximum of Rs 4 lakh

Who can apply:

Arts practitioners and researchers/scholars can apply. As practitioners, you could be writers, poets, performing/ performance artists, visual artists, filmmakers, new media, and digital artists. Applicants may be based anywhere in India, however, the project has to be undertaken in Bangalore. You must be a current resident of India, and if you are not an Indian citizen, you must have lived in the country for at least five years.

How to apply:
Send us a proposal with details of:

  • Your existing research or arts practice and your critical artistic or research concerns about Bangalore
  • Your project
  • Collaborators, if any, and the nature of these collaborations
  • Timeline and budget

Additionally, please include with your proposal:

  • Supporting materials such as writings, photographs, audio/video recordings of earlier work
  • A recent biodata including your postal address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address

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

You can call us, send us an e-mail, or come and meet us, before you send us your final proposal. Your final proposal, along with all supporting materials, must be in hard copy and should reach us on or before Friday, September 14, 2018. Please note that final proposals submitted online will not be accepted.

Selection Process
Shortlisted final proposals will be evaluated by an external selection panel. The shortlisted applicants will be informed and should be available to speak with the panel for a detailed discussionThree grants will be announced in October 2018. The decision by IFA on the grants will be final.

For any queries/clarifications regarding your proposal, you may contact Sumana Chandrashekar, Senior Programme Officer at sumana@indiaifa.org

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

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.