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Artists for Artists Grant

Khoj is pleased to announce the open call for the inaugural edition of the Artists for Artists grant, to be awarded to a young artist working with material practice.

This edition of the grant will be supported by Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher, founding and current board members of Khoj. Both Gupta and Kher began their journeys as young artists with the Khoj International Workshop when little support existed in the region. This grant extends from this understanding of the need for support to imagine and create; and with Gupta and Kher’s commitment to innovation and experimentation put forward by artists.

Khoj proudly announces the Open Call for the inaugural Artists for Artists grant open to young artists working with any material including but not limited to sculpture, installation, artist’s books, painting and video. The grant will offer production support of INR 2,00,000 (before taxes) along with an exhibition at Khoj in early May 2019.

Khoj continues to expand the possibilities for art making in the region and the increasing need to support young artists demonstrating innovation and excellence in artistic practice by encouraging risk and experimentation. This programme focuses on supporting artists in their individual attempts to realise an ongoing body of work.

Eligible Applicants:
We welcome visual art proposals from artists up to 35 years of age.
Indian nationals living and working in India are eligible to apply

Eligible Projects:
Proposals can be made for painting, sculpture, installation, artist books or video.
While we do not have a specific theme or criteria, we are looking for ambitious ideas that can engage and challenge artistic practice in the contemporary context on a variety of levels whether aesthetic, intellectual or political.
The proposal must be an ongoing project in the early phase of development and its production time frame should not exceed 10 months post the grant.
The grant will culminate in an exhibition of the project at Khoj.

Application materials:
Please email the following documents to
A basic information sheet with Name, Address, Email and contact numbers.
A document of the ongoing project that you’d like to realise with the grant (500 words plus images)
Portfolio of previous works
C.V. (not more than two pages)

Key dates:
Application Period: 15th May-31st July, 2018.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is midnight 31st July 2018 IST.
You may be contacted for further information.
Successful applicants will be notified by 31st of August, 2018.
Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are unable to follow-up or provide any feedback to unsuccessful applicants.