SERENDIPITY ARLES GRANT

Serendipity Arts Foundation and Les Rencontres d’Arles announced a photography, video and new media grant, supported by the French Embassy in India named the Serendipity Arles Grant, with a shared purpose to promote cultural practices in South Asia.

WHAT

A call for lens-based practitioners – Photography | Video | New Media.
For practitioners in the South Asian region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Serendipity Arts Foundation in collaboration with Rencontres d’Arles announces Serendipity Arles Grant 2020 supported by the French Institute in India. The Grant of INR 12,00,000 (approximately EUR 15,000)* supports lens-based practitioners from the South Asian region. Ten shortlisted candidates will be showcased at the forthcoming edition of Serendipity Arts Festival. The finalist will have the opportunity to exhibit at Rencontres d’Arles, France in 2022.
*The grant amount will be based on the conversion rate at the time of awarding.

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FORMAT

The grant will have two phases –

Phase I
Will support 10 artists with a grant amount INR 70,000/- (approximately EUR 800)* each along with an opportunity to showcase at the forthcoming edition of Serendipity Arts Festival.

Phase II
Will support 1 artist out of the 10 with a grant amount of INR 12,00,000 (approximately EUR 15,000)* to develop their project for Rencontres d’Arles, France in 2022.
* The grant amount will be based on the conversion rate at the time of awarding.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Submissions are open to all lens-based practitioners from the South Asian region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka.
Submissions are open to projects produced by collectives, duos and collaborations.
Applicants must be residents of countries mentioned above, for at least 5 years or more, and practicing for the same amount of time.
Age – up to 45 years (as of announcement date)
The call is open to projects in progress. Applicants must submit supporting documents to outline the progress.
The proposed project should not have been shown in any form; in whole or in part, before the submission.
Applicants who have received a grant in the past 1 year for the same proposed project, from the date of announcement of the Serendipity Arles Grant, are ineligible to apply.
In case the applicant is currently at a residency or would be part of a residency between September to December 2020, their application would be ineligible.

HOW TO APPLY?

The application includes two parts: filling an online form and submitting a single PDF comprising your application.
Step 1
Please fill correct details in the form and accept the terms and conditions. We urge you to read the terms and conditions carefully.
Step 2
Please make sure that all your documents are ready to be uploaded as a single PDF file. For further details please refer .
Step 3
Upon filling in your details below and accepting the terms and conditions, you will be requested to upload a single PDF file.
Step 4
Upon successful upload of your file, your application will be submitted.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

PART 1
The first part of the application process requires you to fill the online form.

PART 2
The second part of the application process requires you to upload a single PDF file comprising of details listed below. The file size must not exceed 20 MB.
PDF file must follow the naming convention as Your Last Name First Name _ SAG2020. (For example: PatelKeith_SAG2020)

DETAILS TO BE INCLUDED IN A SINGLE PDF

Biography (no more than 200 words, a small blurb about you with clear mention of name and email)
CV (a bullet wise detail of your educational and professional qualifications)
Portfolio
Project Proposal
All entries must be a work in progress, which should be accompanied by a written statement which must include the following –
1. Scope of the project (500 words)
2. Research & documentation undertaken for the proposed project, if any.
3. Timeline for research, production and execution
4. Installation concept with visual manifestation in 2D form for installations
5. Budget breakdown of the proposed project.
A letter of recommendation. Recommenders should be academic or professional contacts who can speak to your creative ability and potential; personal/friend references are not permitted.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please click here.
For any further queries please write to sag@serendipityarts.org

Online 02/08/2020

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