Neekoee Foundation – grants for young artists


We are delighted to announce two new grants for young artists in the field of visual and performing arts. 
The inimitable artist Sharmila Saman and Amitesh Grover will be mentors for these young artist grants by Neekoee Foundation, an organisation that has been supporting the arts and is run by a fabulous human being.
•Proposals for new projects are invited from artists working in the medium of painting, sculpture, theatre, video, photography, sound, performance, software/code, dance, public sites, internet, or any other.•Proposals might take the form of social practice, collaborative performance, interactive art, artist-led production, or creative processes.•Proposals may be anchored in strong research, or may explore cross-disciplinary practices. The two grants are open to established and emerging definitions of art practice.As a result of the pandemic, art practice faces new challenges today. The Greek root of the word “crisis” describes a turning point (in a disease, in a society). To counter the uncertainty, fear, and isolation in the wake of the pandemic, the Foundation extends its commitment towards the cause of supporting artists and their art. The intention is to galvanise artistic action and help sustain art practice through these difficult times..
The two art grants are a step in the direction of thinking about the many ways in which change could take us– Can we imagine alternative communities, collaborations, and solidarities emerging out of our current predicament?
– Can we point towards new systems for disseminating works of art?
– Can we produce artistic approaches which adapt to the new reality, or help to shape it?
– Can we resume art practice under these extraordinary pressures, and if yes, how?
These art grants are an opportunity to find our way.
GRANT DETAILS –
Grant Amount : 1.5 lakhs
Duration : 6 – 9 months
The projects must culminate in a final showing. The nature that the showing may take will be in discussion with the mentors.Eligibility : upto 35 years (not enrolled in any University/College). Indian citizen or living in India for the last two years
How To Apply :
1. Write to us at neenaishadh@gmail.com with the following –
2. Proposal (500 words max.)
3. Artist Statement (300 words max)
4. Updated CV and Portfolio (PDF format, as an attachment & video provide Vimeo links only)
Last Date for Submission : July 15, 2020  
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