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The grant is aimed at supporting art projects located in the public realm in India. Through the grant, FICA aims to generate interest in public art projects, and initiate an open debate among artists, local communities and the larger public to engage with shared environments in new ways. 
The winning proposal will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges. The recipient of the grant will receive a maximum of Rs. 3 lakhs for the project detailed in their application. The period of the grant is one year (01 January – 31 December 2017). Upon completion of the project the artist will be required to submit a project report along with complete documentation, and make a final presentation at a public forum. 
Download Application Form. PDF or Word
Application Deadline: 10 September 2016

  • Individuals or groups may apply.
  • The applicant/s needs to be 18 years or older.
  • The applicant/s should be an Indian citizen/s, currently residing in India.
  • The project must be located in India. Location details need to be specified in the proposal.
  • The project should have the specific intention of being sited or staged in the public domain.
  • The project can be environmentally focused, community-based, or deal with critical issues related to the visual arts and the public.
  • The project proposal should clearly specify the specific modes which it will employ to engage with the public.
APPLICATION PROCESS If you have an idea for a public art project and want to know how to propose this for the Public Art Grant, write to us with a project brief and your questions. The FICA Team will be there to guide you with the application process and make sure that you have provided all the necessary information for your application to be complete. You need to email us a project brief by 10th August 2016 at Please note that once the final application and supporting documents are submitted changes will not be accepted, so we urge you to discuss your project idea with us. The deadline for submitting the completed application is 10 September 2016.  MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED

  1. Section A – The completed application form.
  2. Section B – A 1000-1500 word project proposal.
  3. Section C – A detailed budget of the project.
  4. Section D – The timeline of project development.
  5. Resume – Current resume of applicant/s. If applicable, include a list of projects/works done so far in the public domain, along with images and descriptions.
  6. Images – Maximum of 20 images of the applicant’s current works if applicable to the context of public art. Please ensure that all images are labeled with the artist’s name, title of work, date, dimensions and medium. For video based work, up to 10 minutes of video file(s). The video file(s) should be compatible for playback on Windows Media Player/Quick Time Player/ Real Player.
All materials should be submitted as files on CD/DVD. Please do not print any material for submission. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Make sure all the required details are included.
  • Short-listed applicants may be asked to submit further details on their project anytime during the selection process.
  • The project should be feasible in terms of costs and scale, and should meet the dates set in the timeline. Please note that if it is a long term project FICA will support it only for one year, and not for the entire duration of the project.
  • FICA has the right to disqualify any proposal that it deems as offensive to cultural, social or religious sentiments, as well as projects that fall short of public safety requirements. The decision to support a project is entirely at FICA’s discretion.
  • CD/DVDs which do not open or are damaged will not be considered a valid entry.
  • The material received with the application will not be returned.
Please check the application form for complete details on how to apply. SEND APPLICATION TO :-
The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art
D-53, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024, India
Tel: 011 65474005
Please mark on the envelope – Subject: FICA Public Art Grant 2015 For any further queries you can contact us at