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Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2022

Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) is is an initiative of Khoj International Artists’ Association and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan. for young curators from South Asia. It is a fully-funded fellowship programme in the field of curatorial practices relevant to South Asia in the visual arts. The program aims to develop a diversity of perspectives on the medium of the exhibition and to provide a structured and an experimental inquiry into the possibilities of curatorial practice today.

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Please Note : CISA 2022 has been postponed until further notice


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Applications are now open for

  • 12 young curators from South Asia

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All documents must be submitted in English

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  • Applicants residing in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have realised 2 – 4 curatorial projects


  • Applicants should have completed a course in the humanities (anthropology, art history, cultural studies, musicology, literature or other relevant fields.)

Application Requirements

  • A letter of motivation stating your personal drive as well as your expectations of the programme (maximum: 300 words).
  • A curatorial proposal that will be developed during the course of the fellowship (maximum: 500 words).
  • A CV, including relevant working experience and personal details (Maximum 2 pages).
  • A portfolio of 2-4 curatorial projects; this can include texts, images, catalogues etc.
  • 2 written references from (former) tutors, professors or employers.

This Fellowship Includes

  • A two‐week residential course in Delhi, India from 18th – 29th July 2022 followed by an exhibition curated by the Fellows in December 2022.
  • The modules will be led by a mix of Indian and international professional trainers, practitioners and academics, and will be supplemented with guest lectures by experts.
  • Participation in the residential programme and the exhibition component is mandatory.
  • A completion certificate shall be granted only upon the successful realisation of both components.

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