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ARThink South Asia Fellowship 2019-20

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Applications are open for ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship which is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the arts and cultural sector of South Asia.

They believe that by supporting exceptional individuals to make a step‐change in their skills and career potential, they can bring substantial benefit to the cultural field as a whole.

The Fellowship is supported by Goethe-Institut, British Council, and the Piramal Art Foundation. 15 Fellows will be selected from across South Asia.

Program Structure

The Fellowship includes:

  • A two‐week residential course in India in May 2019: 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 2019-20.
  • A concluding seminar in May 2020. (to be confirmed)

Eligibility Criteria

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

Application Guidelines

  • They welcome applications from practitioners working across a wide range of arts and cultural activity, 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.
  • Each participant is required to apply with 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.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the application form and email the completed pdf form along with their supporting documents at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship.

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