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Serendipity Arles Grant

Call for participation until 21 July 2020

PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEO | NEW MEDIA

SERENDIPITY ARTS FOUNDATION & THE RENCONTRES D’ARLES ANNOUNCES A GENEROUS GRANT FOR LENS-BASED PRACTITIONERS IN SOUTH ASIA

In a quest 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 biggest photography, video and new media grant, supported by the Embassy of France in India, named the Serendipity Arles Grant, with the shared purpose of promoting cultural practices in South Asia. The grant of INR 12,00,000 (approximately 15,000 euros) will support lens-based practitioners from South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 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 had begun from the, 15th of April 2020, through the social media handles of the Serendipity Arts Foundation, the Rencontres d’Arles and the Embassy of France in India, will close the process of receiving applications on the 21st of July 2020. 

The largest of its kind, the grant will be awarded in two stages. Upon receipt of applications for the grant within this deadline will be shortlisted by a distinguished jury comprising artists, authors, Foundation directors, and eminent personalities from diverse artistic domains, will review the proposals and shortlist 10 artists. The first stage will recognize and support 10 artists with a grant of INR 70,000 (approximately 800 euros). Along with receiving a part of the grant, these ten shortlisted candidates will also be given the opportunity to showcase their work at the upcoming edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival, scheduled to take place later in the year in Goa, India. 

Finally, at the festival the same jury will unanimously declare the finalist, from amongst the ten previously shortlisted artists, who would then receive a grant of INR 12,00,000 (approximately 15,000 euros) to develop the project and show the final presentation at the Rencontres d’Arles, France, in 2022.

All information about the grant, eligibility and application is available on the Serendipity Arts Foundation website:
serendipityartsfoundation.org