ATSA Art Fellowship for South Asia Applicants 2017

Publish Date: Sep 06, 2016

Deadline: Nov 15, 2016

The Fellowship

The ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the arts and cultural sector of South Asia. We believe that by supporting exceptional individuals to make a step‐change in their skills and career potential, we can bring substantial benefit to the cultural field as a whole.

15 Fellows will be selected from across South Asia.

The Fellowship includes:

  • 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 over the year 2017-18.
  • A concluding seminar in May 2018. (to be confirmed)
  • The Fellowship is supported by Goethe-Institut, British Council, and the Piramal Art Foundation.

Application Guidelines 

We 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. 

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


  • 15 November 2016: Application Deadline
  • 20 December 2016: Notification to shortlisted candidates

To apply, please complete the application form on our website OR email the completed pdf form along with your supporting documents to
Please note that incomplete applications, or applications sent via post will not be accepted.

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. a No Objection Certificate from your current employers (if applicable)

For any further information, please write to

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