IFA@Bangalore: PROJECT 560 | Call for Curated Engagements | Deadline: September 14, 2018 (CLOSED)

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
invites proposals for a
'Year-long Series of Curated Artistic and Cultural Engagements'
under Project 560

Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

Click here to read the call in Kannada!

A group of environmentalists narrates stories of the city's ecology with games at local parks
A research organisation transforms their data on working women into poetry sessions
An arts space curates monthly showcases with works and stories of street vendors
A dance school takes to the streets to reimagine the city's diverse transport routes
A theatre group builds conversations between multiple languages spoken in the city
A collective of lawyers in collaboration with immigrant workers and musicians create a series
of musical discussions on the idea of home and belonging

These are only some of the possibilities of projects under these grants for Project 560, where we invite proposals for a 'Year-long Series of Curated Artistic and Cultural Engagements' that reflect upon, ask questions of, and/or offer multiple imaginations of the city. Engagements could include storytelling, music, performances, installations, exhibitions, workshops, mapping exercises, hackathons, play sessions, lecture-demonstrations, public discussions and other such activities, that would offer new perspectives, foreground unheard voices, and to encourage people reimagine the city through the arts and culture.

Create your own kaleidoscope of Bangalore with these grants. Engage with the multiple narratives that shape the city; bring its past, present, and future in conversation with each other; uncover connections between concerns and ideas that are seemingly disparate. Make a creative and discursive space where arts, activism, science, ecology, education, urbanisation, technology, languages, and communities can speak together in multiple voices.

Duration of the project: 8-12 activities have to take place at regular intervals over 12 months starting November 2018.

Budget: Maximum of Rs 8 lakh.

Who can apply?

  • A registered non-profit organisation with a base in Bangalore and working in the arts
  • A registered non-profit organisation working on any Bangalore related issue in collaboration with an arts organisation or individual artists
  • An individual on behalf of a registered non-profit organisation working towards artistic outcomes

How can you apply?
Send us a proposal:

  • Describing your organisation, the work you have done so far, and why this call excites you
  • The curatorial idea, details of the plan, and the kinds of people and spaces you want to engage with
  • Timeline and budget
  • Trust deed or memorandum of association; list of current trustees; certificate of registration under section 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961; certificate of exemption under section 80G; audited statement of accounts and annual reports for the previous three years (or as many you have); certificate of registration under the FCRA act (if you are in possession of it)

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 applicants will be evaluated by an external panel. The shortlisted applicants will be informed and should be available to speak with the panel for a detailed discussion. Two 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 Shubham Roy Choudhury, Programme Officer at shubham@indiaifa.org

Please send your final proposals in hard copy to:
'Project 560, 2018: 'Year-long Series of Curated Artistic and Cultural 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.