Arts Practice Programme in India
The India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for Productions Under its Arts Practice programme.
The Arts Practice programme seeks to implement projects where artists expand their present range of practices in new directions. These could question accepted conventions, push new frontiers in content, form and medium, explore new modes of engagement with space, audience and communities, foregrounding a spirit of experimentation.
Artists might arrive at a point in their own artistic journeys when they want to revisit/reimagine their practice by challenging received frameworks and/or by exploring fresh possibilities of creating as well as presenting artistic work. Such a quest could manifest as productions that embody a spirit of inquiry and experimentation.
Under the Arts Practice programme, they invite proposals for Productions that emerge from such a quest. These projects could include performative, aural, visual, digital, literary works or interdisciplinary work that encompasses these forms. Proposals for theatre, dance and music performances, installations, exhibitions, books, zines and other publications, film and moving image presentations, games, interfaces and other digital artworks, and other forms yet to be imagined, are welcome.
Duration of the project: Up to 18 months
Budget: Up to a maximum of Rs 5,00,000/-
Who can send project proposals?
The programme invites proposals from practitioners working within as well as across all disciplines. These could include:
Performing artists working in music, sound, text, dance, movement, theatre, puppetry, storytelling, magic, circus and other performance arts
Visual artists working across all forms including film (documentary and fiction), animation, photography, installation, new media, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, interactive arts, gaming, painting, sculpture, printmaking, comic book, graphic narrative, artist book and other visual arts
Curators, especially those working outside of the gallery context
Poets, novelists, playwrights working with literary arts
Practitioners engaged in interdisciplinary work
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) implements Projects under its various programmes. The criteria for eligibility to apply under these programmes are as follows:
Only Indian nationals can apply. This does not include PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Card Holders.
Applicants must have PAN card and one of the following for proof of identity and citizenship – Indian Passport or Aadhar Card or Voter’s ID in India
Only individuals can apply. Organisations of any kind cannot apply
If there are collaborators in the projects, they must also be Indian nationals
Persons who have a past history of financial delinquency with IFA are not eligible
Persons who have failed to deposit at IFA agreed deliverables from an earlier IFA grant are not eligible
Persons who have previously received a letter from IFA disallowing them from applying in the future for any reason are not eligible
More than one individual can apply if they have a joint account. If they do not, then only one among them should apply with the others as collaborators
For more information, visit https://indiaifa.org/programmes/arts-practice/request-for-proposals/productions.html