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Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2016

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The Inlaks India Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Fine Arts Awards 2016. The deadline for receiving applications for these awards is October 1st, 2016.


The award is intended to help young artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent. It provides financial assistance to enable them to work independently anywhere in India.


The parent foundation, the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, has been involved in the identifying and supporting exceptional talent in various areas of study like humanities, sciences, social sciences, design, visual arts, music and sports. It awards scholarships for outstanding students for higher studies abroad, as well as within the country. The Indian arm of the Foundation has been providing financial support to young artists within the country under the Inlaks Fine Arts Award scheme for several years.

About the award:

• The Award is worth Rs.3,00,000/- (Three Lakhs Only) for a period of one year.

• The awardee will have to attend an art residency programme within India for a period of 4 weeks during the course of the year.

Conditions for application:

The applicant for this award should be a young emerging artist under the age of 30 (by 31st December in the year of application).

The applicant may be a recent graduate/post-graduate or a final year student from a leading Indian institute for visual arts in India. No student of a first year masters programme will be considered.

The recipient should not be holding a similar/ government scholarship or award during the same tenure.

If the candidate has applied for the award earlier, he/she must submit a new body of work if they reapply

In the case of an applicant not having a formal degree in the visual arts, it is desirable that he/she would have participated in organized art exhibitions.



Please send:
[Note: All written material should be clearly legible and preferably type-written.]

An application on plain paper may be sent with details of name, educational qualifications, contact address, permanent address, email id, mobile phone number, landline number and evidence of date of birth.


A brief essay giving details of present occupation and achievements to date (Not more than 300 words).


Your special need for the award and what do you propose to do with the award money. Also, if you have a project in mind, which will be supported by the award, give details regarding the project. (Not more than 500 words).


Please include details of all gallery shows you have been part of or are scheduled to be part of.


Maximum 10 samples of your work on a CD / DVD only. For Video artists, you must send 5 copies of the DVD with the application. You can also send a hard copy of your works in case the disc does not open properly. The images must only be in jpeg format, not tiff format.


The application will be disqualified if more than 10 images are submitted with the application.


The disc must contain your CV with (date of birth, complete contact address, email id, and phone number), essay and need for the award and a comprehensive list of works.

The applications may be sent to the following address:

Inlaks India Foundation
86/87 Atlanta,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021.

Detailed information about the Foundation may be downloaded from the website