Serendipity Arles Grant 2023 — 2024

Open call
January 30 to March 25

After a successful first edition of the Serendipity Arles Grant, the largest of its kind for lens-based practitioners in South Asia is back with its second edition. As an ongoing exercise to strengthen regional cooperation on the foundation of the strong Indo-French bilateral relations through cultural exchange, Serendipity Arts Foundation and the Rencontres d’Arles announced today the second edition of the biggest photography, video and new media grant, supported by the French Institute in India / Embassy of France in India, with the shared purpose of promoting cultural practices in South Asia. 

The grant amount going to the winner this year will be of INR 12,00,000 rupees (approximately 15,000 euros) and will support lens-based practitioners from South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The grant amount is inclusive of research, production of the artworks and their shipment to Arles, travel & accommodation of the winner in Arles and all or part of the direct production costs. The initiative seeks not only to empower artists from the region, but also further a spirit of regional cooperation and representation.

The open call for entries  will close on the 25th of March 2023. 

All information about the grant, eligibility and application is available on the Serendipity Arts website.
Posted on 31.01.2023
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture