ARThink South Asia Fellowship 2018/19

ARThink South Asia Fellowship 201819-feat

Deadline: 31 October 2017
Eligibilityresidents of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
Fellowship: fully funded


The ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the arts and cultural sector of South Asia. It is believed that by supporting exceptional individuals to make a step-change in their skills and career potential, we can bring substantial benefit to the cultural field as a whole.  15 Fellows will be selected from across South Asia.

Other criteria

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the arts/culture sector;
  • Submission of an ongoing arts/culture project;
  • Open to residents of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka only.

Applications from practitioners working across a wide range of arts and cultural activity are welcomed, as also from those who are working outside it who demonstrate knowledge, understanding and passion for arts and culture. Artists and persons with unconventional careers and experiences are also invited to apply.


The Fellowship is fully funded and includes:

  • A two-week residential course in India in May 2018: This includes intensive modules in Strategic Planning, Cultural Policy, Marketing and Communications, Fundraising, HR, and Finance. These modules will be led by a mix of Indian and international professional trainers and academics, and will be supplemented by expert guest lectures. Participation in the residential programme is mandatory;
  • A 30-day secondment with a cultural institution in Germany/UK/South Asia over the year 2018-19;
  • A concluding seminar in May 2019. (to be confirmed).

The Fellowship is supported by Goethe-Institut, British Council, and the Piramal Art Foundation.


Each participant is required to apply for an ongoing project. This could be part of an existing cultural organisation or an independent project. The residential course is oriented to effective management and growth of arts organisations. The applicant’s proposal should highlight the needs of his/her organisation/project for building an efficient and sustainable organisation. The applicants are encouraged to describe the project in as much detail as possible to allow for an understanding of the scope of the project and skills they need to develop for its successful implementation.Curatorial and research projects are not applicable for this fellowship. Shortlisted candidates may be called for a phone interview before selection.

To apply, please fill in the application form HERE.

More information HERE.

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