12 AM - 11:59 PM, May 26 (2022) (Asia/Calcutta)

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications forProductions Under its Arts Practice programme

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for Productions Under its Arts Practice programme

The Arts Practice programme seeks to implement projects where artists expand their present range of practices in new directions. These could question accepted conventions, push new frontiers in content, form and medium, explore new modes of engagement with space, audience and communities, foregrounding a spirit of experimentation.


Artists might arrive at a point in their own artistic journeys when they want to revisit/reimagine their practice by challenging received frameworks and/or by exploring fresh possibilities of creating as well as presenting artistic work. Such a quest could manifest as productions that embody a spirit of inquiry and experimentation.

Under the Arts Practice programme, we invite proposals for Productions that emerge from such a quest. These projects could include performative, aural, visual, digital, literary works or interdisciplinary work that encompasses these forms. Proposals for theatre, dance and music performances, installations, exhibitions, books, zines and other publications, film and moving image presentations, games, interfaces and other digital artworks, and other forms yet to be imagined, are welcome.

To read translations of this Request for Proposals in a few Indian languages, click here.

Duration of the project: Up to 18 months

Budget: Up to a maximum of Rs 5,00,000/-

Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Who can send project proposals?

The programme invites proposals from practitioners working within as well as across all disciplines. These could include:

Performing artists working in music, sound, text, dance, movement, theatre, puppetry, storytelling, magic, circus and other performance arts
Visual artists working across all forms including film (documentary and fiction), animation, photography, installation, new media, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, interactive arts, gaming, painting, sculpture, printmaking, comic book, graphic narrative, artist book and other visual arts
Curators, especially those working outside of the gallery context
Poets, novelists, playwrights working with literary arts
Practitioners engaged in interdisciplinary work

You are eligible to send project proposals if you are an Indian national. Your collaborators too must be Indian nationals. For details please click here.

Send us a proposal describing:

Your existing arts practice, concerns and interests as a practitioner
Details of the Production you want to create and the reason why
Detailed timeline and budget
Examples of earlier work
Your biodata with address, phone number and email ID
Selection Process:

The shortlisted proposals will be evaluated by an external panel and applicants will be required to present their project ideas to the panel. Projects selected for implementation will be announced in August 2022. The decision by IFA on project selections will be final.

Proposal Submissions:

You can write your proposal in any Indian language including English. IFA encourages projects in Indian languages other than English.
If you wish to discuss project ideas before sending your proposal or have queries regarding the same, please write to sumana@indiaifa.org before May 16, 2022.
Your final proposal, along with all supporting materials, should be submitted online in a single email not exceeding 25 MB to sumana@indiaifa.org on or before Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Please note that incomplete proposals and those where applicants do not fall within the eligibility criteria will be disregarded.

All selected projects will be implemented by IFA.

The Arts Practice programme is supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment Fund.

Warm regards,
The IFA Team

Supported by
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Sony Pictures Entertainment