The FICA Public Art Grant is aimed at supporting art projects located in the public realm in India. Through the grant, FICA aims to generate interest in public art projects, and initiate an open debate among artists, local communities and the larger public to engage with shared environments in new ways.
The grant is open to Indian citizens above the age of 18. Both individuals and collectives can apply for it. The winning proposal will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. The recipient of the grant will receive a maximum of Rs. 3 lakhs for the project detailed in their application. The period of the grant is one year (01 January – 31 December 2019). Upon completion of the project, the artist will be required to submit a project report along with complete documentation, and make a final presentation on a public forum.
- The project must be located in India. Location details need to be specified in the proposal.
- The project should have the specific intention of being sited or staged in the public domain.
- The project can be environmentally focused, community-based, or deal with critical issues related to the visual arts and the public.
- The project proposal should clearly specify the specific modes which it will employ to engage with the public.
- The proposal should include as much information about the project as possible, thus enabling us to gain greater clarity about the potential and practicality of the project. Please read through the application form carefully for what is required for submission.
- The project should be feasible in terms of costs and scale, and should meet the dates set in the timeline.
Please submit the following material for your application:
Section A – The completed application form
Section B – A 1000-1500 word project proposal
Section C – A detailed budget of the project
Section D – The timeline of project development
Resume – Current resume of applicant/s. If applicable, include a list of projects/works done so far in the public domain, along with images and descriptions.
Images – Maximum of 20 images of the applicant’s current works if applicable to the context of public art. For video based work, up to 10 minutes of video file(s) is allowed. The video file(s) should be compatible for playback on Windows Media Player/Quick Time Player/ Real Player.
All materials should be submitted via Google Drive/We Transfer/Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org . Only applications submitted to this email address will be accepted.
Please do not print or courier any material for submission.
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