ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship 2017-2018

Deadline: 15 November 2016
Open to: practitioners working across a wide range of arts and cultural activity, coming from South Asia
Fellowship: a two‐week residential course in India in May 2017/ a 30-day secondment with a cultural institution in Germany/UK/South Asia / a concluding seminar in May 2018


Applications Open for ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship 2017-18, the fellowship is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the arts and cultural sector of South Asia. The Fellowship is supported by Goethe-Institut, British Council, and the Piramal Art Foundation. 15 Fellows will be selected from across South Asia. 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.


  • 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;
  • With a minimum 3 years of work experience in the arts/culture sector;
  • Open to residents of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka only.


  • A two‐week residential course in India in May 2017: 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;
  • A concluding seminar in May 2018.

How to Apply?

Applicants can complete the application form or email the completed PDF form along with their supporting documents at: [email protected]

Each participant is required to apply with an ongoing project. This could be part of an existing cultural organisation, or an independent project. If you are selected for the fellowship, you will be notified via email. You will then be required to submit:

a. A countersigned contract that will be sent to you upon notification of selection;
b. A scanned copy of your passport;
c. No Objection Certificate from your current employers (if applicable).

For more information, please visit the official website.

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