Space118 Fine Arts Grant: 2024-25


Space118 Fine Arts Grant 2024-25


About Space 118:

Founded in 2009, Space118 aims to educate and expose emerging visual arts practitioners on various art forms, provide opportunities to those who have limited access to inter-disciplinary exchange programs and contribute towards their enrichment.

Aimed at nurturing the multidimensional impetus of global art practitioners through creative workshops and residencies for experimentation in the visual arts and art making in Bombay. Until 2019, we were providing artist studios and residencies in the heart of the city, on a short-term basis as a part of our commitment to supporting emerging art practitioners from all parts of the country and the world. Owing to the pandemic and keeping up with the changing times, we are now a Grant-Making Organization, still fervently motivated to provide opportunities to emerging artists!

About the Space118 Fine Arts Grant 2024-25:

Space118 invites artists from all over India to apply for a production grant in the range of INR 15,000 to 1,00,000 towards the realization of an ongoing or new project. The grant includes two online mentorship sessions with an artist and an online review session with the jury. Aside from the grant bursary and mentorship sessions, the grantees are given the opportunity to show their works through an ‘Instalive Open Studio day,’ which will be available across Space118’s social media platforms. The following are the events that take place under the Fine Arts Grant Initiative:

Icebreaker Sessions

Our Grant artists are asked to demonstrate their work and artistic practice during the Icebreaker Session. This session strives to bring these artists together with their contemporaries in order to explore new artistic possibilities and establish a support system and critical feedback network.

Mentorship Sessions

We have devised Online Mentorship Sessions to deepen the artist’s enrichment, where we invite renowned artists, curators, and art historians from the art community to serve as mentors. The goal of these Mentorship sessions is to provide one-on-one dialogue and critical feedback to the grantees. These discussions provide a platform for our Mentors to share their valuable insights, experiences, and knowledge with the grantees.

Social Media Outreach Platforms

Our Facebook and Instagram profiles as well as our newsletters provide updates on our grantees, their practices, and other ongoing events. We also have each grant artist take over our social media platforms for a week to give our audiences an insight into their creative process. Through these platforms, we are able to create awareness about our initiatives and engage with a global audience.

Online Jury Review Meet

We will conduct a Jury Review Meet for Grant Winners 2024-25, where the artists will present their works made during the grant period before the jury. The jury provides invaluable information and guidance to the artists during the meeting, which is beneficial for them.

Instalive Open Studio Day via Instagram Live and Facebook

Space118 holds an Instalive Open Studio Day via Instagram and Facebook, where the Grant Winners are able to share and present their ideas and research created during their grant term to friends, family, collectors, gallerists, and the general public. By going online, we break all physical, geographical and other barriers in viewing art. 

Requirements for applicants:

 – There is no application fee.

 – Only Indian Resident Nationals will be accepted. Overseas Citizens of India and Non-Indian Residents are not eligible. 

 – The applicant should be a practising artist with a minimum 2 years of practice.

 – The applicant/s must be under the age of 40 years. (born after 10th April 1984) 

 – All Space118 artists as well as artists represented by galleries are eligible to apply for the grant. 

 – All artworks must be original and developed in the past 5 years. 

 – The grant amount must be used to cover the artist’s/s’ direct costs towards the production only. 

 – The proposal should include as much information about the project as possible, thus enabling us to gain greater clarity about the potential and practicality of the project. Please read through the application form & FAQs carefully for what is required for submission. 

-Ensure that the Jury and grant committee is able to understand your proposal without having to ask further questions. Include any research responding to any of the themes listed in this open call.

– The project should be feasible in terms of costs and scale and should meet the dates set in the timeline.

Terms and Conditions:

– The recipient/s will accept the grant by formally signing an agreement with Space118 as a confirmation.

– At any time, after an application/s is accepted or after the Grant has been awarded to an applicant/s, if a majority of the jury determines that the application did not comply with the conditions of application or eligibility, the grant may be withdrawn from the artist/s.

– Once the artist/s accepts the grant, he/she/they cannot withdraw their acceptance and will have to comply with the schedule provided by Space118.

– This production grant will be only provided for work developed by the artists during the timeline proposed by them, not before or after it.

– All future exhibitions, photographic print or electronic reproduction of the work produced during the grant timeline should acknowledge Space118 with the following credit line: Supported by Space 118 Fine Art Grant.

– Space118 reserves the right to withdraw the grant in the following cases:

a. The information provided by the artist is incorrect.

b. If there is any misbehaviour or bad conduct and/ or unprofessional attitude with any of the jury members or the administrative staff of Space118.

– Applicants must confirm in writing that the proposed project has not been exhibited in any commercial gallery/ museum/ institution/ space in India or abroad. Projects that have been exhibited will not be considered. Sharing works from the proposed project on social media platforms is acceptable.

– Generative AI works are eligible for submission. 

– Applicants must not hold any other fellowship/ grant for the proposed project. If the same project has been proposed for another grant/funding proposal/fellowship kindly mention the same in the application.

– Reasonable expenditure towards renting third-party studios specifically for the proposed project, if required, is covered by the grant. Rent for existing studio spaces is excluded. 

Disclaimer

Incomplete submissions and non-working links will not be considered. 

Please note that all grant activities will be done digitally and not at the Space 118 Studios in Mumbai.

In case of any queries or issues with the form, please check out our FAQ’s or write to us at space118grant@gmail.com.