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Art for Hope Grant Program 2023 (India)

Art for Hope Grant Program 2023 (India)

Deadline: 15-Sep-22

The Hyundai Motor India Foundation is seeking applications for its Art for Hope Grant Program to revive traditional art and create awareness amongst youth.

The program endeavours to showcase India’s rich art, craft and culture while helping elevate the lives of artisans and craftspersons.

Purpose of Grant
The Grant is to support artists towards procuring material for the project or livelihood in case materials are already available
Artist will use the Grant to complete the projects as proposed in his/her/ their proposals
The Grant will be distributed in two phases – 50% upon selecting artist for the project and 50% post submission of complete report and display of works in public exhibition.
The Grant shall be used to execute an art project for public viewing on a socially relevant awareness theme.
Projects can be located anywhere in India and completed within 22-28 weeks of Grant announcement. Project in whole or part will be displayed in public exhibition in Delhi/NCR or Chennai
After 30 days of receiving the full Grant, the artists must submit a 1000-word report on the utilization of the funds inclusive of process images, text and description of work done using the Grant
HMIF’s advisory committee will mentor, advise and guide on the project execution. Advisor may direct artists to work in collaboration
Eligibility Criteria
Project proposals are invited from individual artists or collective/institutions/ foundations at any stage, in their practice across domains viz., visual art, performance art, digital art, folk & traditional arts and crafts (hereinafter called as the “Art”) in the following categories:

Institutional Grant – Registered NGO/Trust/Museum/Association/Collective or Social Enterprise
Individual Grant
Practicing artist under the age of 40
Having formally trained in arts for a minimum period of 3-4 years, unless a traditional and folk artist
Must have artisan card in case of traditional artist
Primary occupation of the participant should be Art
Project proposals must be for community relevant social & environmental causes unless in support of recognized traditional arts & crafts
Grant is open only to Indians citizens residing in India
Program is intended to support artists who do not have a platform to showcase their art and promote Indian art and culture. Therefore, preference would be given to youth, women and artist from non-metro cities.
Selection Criteria
Complete application which fulfils maximum eligibility criteria will be considered.
Artists who have already availed grants or aids from HMIF or other organizations are advised not to apply.
A panel of jury appointed by HMIF will select artists for awarding Grants on following criteria:
Artist portfolio and project proposal
Quality of art
Community/social impact of proposed project
Originality of concept
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