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SPACE118 FINE ART GRANT : 2019-2020

Eight-weeks residency with a grant of up to INR 1 lakh


SPACE118 FINE ART GRANT : 2019-2020
Space118 aims to provide emerging independent artists and art writers with a platform to showcase their work and grow within a diverse art community in India. We wish to be a part of creating the future of the next best artist and talent pool in the country.
We are happy to announce and mark the 10 years of Space118 with the launch of the Space 118 Fine Arts Grant, 2019-20. The Grant will be provided to only one selected artist for a eight week residency from November 1, 2019 - January 8, 2020 at Space118.

This would include a production grant of up to one lakh rupees along with travel and accommodation. The recipient also gets a eight-week exhibition in January and February 2020, which is scheduled during the Mumbai Gallery Weekend in Mumbai.

Residencies form the core of Space118’s work. We support and facilitate the professional development of cultural practitioners at all levels of their career, from emerging to established art professionals. We provide residents with a platform to incubate their ideas and showcase them to their international peers and the general public. It aims to provide young artists a forum for experimentation and interaction with the larger creative community, and attempts to create a network of diverse artists across mediums and disciplines.

Based near the arts district in the heart of Mumbai in a warehousing compound, the property includes flexible space for living and working. Our residency programme focuses on critical issues in contemporary art as well as everyday life. Our programmes bring together practitioners from around India and the world exploring common ideas and practices. We have worked with a range of partner institutions to create residency opportunities for cultural practitioners abroad.

This will be one of the pioneering programmes in our roster, functioning as a unique residency model that closely curates artists at the start of their professional careers. The Space118 Fine Arts Grant programme is populated with artists’ visits and interactions, studio visits and curated exhibition walk throughs for the winner to have a gamut of art-related experiences and exposure. The aim of the Space118 Fine Arts Grant programme is to provide infrastructure, inspiration and mentorship to emerging artists and art practices.


The recipient for 2019-20 will be chosen by a jury that comprises of prominent members of the industry, including Shilpa Gupta, Mortimer Chatterjee and Anurag Khanna.


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