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FYI: Open Call for Emerging Indian Visual Artists
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Delfina Foundation (DF) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners.
With support from the Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, DF is offering a residency to an emerging artist, living and working in India, to take part in our summer programme (8 July to 29 September 2014).  During this season, we will develop a loosely structured series of events and activities enabling residents to:

  • Research and develop areas of interest
  • Develop skills via training and mentoring
  • Access information and resources through independent study, field trips and workshops
  • Participate in both internal and external/public events
Typical participants will include young graduates or emerging artists with limited international experience.

  • A twelve-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food/per diems and materials;
  • A single bedroom at DF with shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room;
  • Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities; and
  • Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK.
  • Currently living and working in India;
  • Under the age of 32;
  • Seeking an opportunity to develop their practice and the concepts of their artistic work;
  • Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit his/her career development; and
  • Proficient in English.
Applicants are expected to submit:
  • The completed application form
  • A CV detailing recent solo and group exhibitions, workshops and residencies
  • At least 15 high-quality images of your artworks
  • Contact details of one referee

Download the application form from HERE. Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to following email address:
Deadline for applications:  4 April 2014
Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision on 15 April 2014.
Delfina Foundation (DF) is more than London’s largest international residency programme. Established by arts philanthropist Delfina Entrecanales CBE, DF is the successor to Delfina Studio Trust. From 1988 to 2006, Delfina Studio held an unprecedented record for supporting artists through residencies and exhibitions, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees such as Mark Wallinger, Jane & Louise Wilson, Tacita Dean, Martin Creed and Glenn Brown as well as renowned artists such as Chantal Joffe, Michael Raedecker, Hangue Yang, Esra Ersen, Wim Delvoye and Khalil Rabah.
The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.
Charles Wallace India Trust enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.

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