Last date 30 Sept 2017
Call for Proposals Khojs Art plus Science
Deadline for Preliminary proposals: 30 September, 2017
Announcement of Grantees: 15 October, 2017
Residency Period: 1 to 29 March, 2018
Open Day: 29 March, 2018
Khoj’s interest in Art and Science is in promoting a dialogue between artists and scientific concepts, phenomena and technology through practice. It fosters the creation of new expert knowledge in the arts by extending artists’ practice in connection with fundamental research.
Instituted by Khoj and supported by Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, the Art + Science programme is designed to advance projects that explore artistic applications of emerging thoughts and technologies with the help of partners from the scientific industry and academia. This year the Art + Science Grant will fund a small number of projects that engage emerging themes around science and technology. The grant consists of a six month research and development period culminating into a four-week residency and Open Studio at Khoj Studios in Spring 2018.
We seek project proposals that have the potential to allow the public to learn alongside artists, scientists and technologists doing thought-provoking work. Projects, including prototypes, documentation, and work-in-progress, will be presented to the public at an Open Studio at Khoj Studios in late March 2017. We are greatly interested in project proposals that include some aspect of public demonstration and engagement with the public.
The Art + Science grant program is open to individual artists and artist collectives. Grants given through the program will provide financial support of up to INR 3 Lakhs per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. In addition, recipients may be supported in-kind by the teams at Khoj and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, which includes representatives from diverse areas of research ranging from Health to the Internet. Of particular interest are exploratory ideas and proposals that leave room for refinement in collaboration with scientists, technologists and KHOJ.