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Inviting applications from Goa based artists 


Grants 2024-25

Announcing the fifth edition of the Goa Open Arts Grants program. There are two grant types available for the 2024-2025 cycle:



The Catalyst Grant supports Goa-based creative practitioners in the production of a new or ongoing body of work. Practitioners working in any medium are invited to apply. This includes painting, sculpture, photography, new media, performance, installation and other forms of creative arts. The grant encourages artists to take risks and explore new challenges or ways of working within their existing practice. We welcome applications that spark debate, reflect on the socio-cultural landscape, and which introduce new ideas, methodologies or collaborations into an artists’ practice.



The Engage Grant focuses on community-based projects in the public sphere. The intention of this grant is to highlight process based practices which involve the active engagement of a community or public. The applicant may work with any community group, but must be able to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to that community, and how the grant will direct impact or benefit them.

The total available grant amount is INR 50,000/-


Open Call Announced: 15th May, 2024

Online Feedback & Review sessions: 15th June - 5th July (details to be announced)

Application Deadline: 15th July, 2024

Grantee Announcement: 1st September, 2024

Grant Period: 1st September 2024 - 31st March, 2025

Exhibition: April - May 2025



  • The Goa Open Arts CATALYST + ENGAGE Grants offer production, mentoring and exhibition support for Goa-based artists, to realise a new or ongoing body of work.

  • Each grant of INR 50,000 will be made to artists / collectives working in any eligible medium.

  • The realised work must be first exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts exhibition in April - May 2025. 

  • The outcome of the Engage Grant may be site-specific and located anywhere in Goa. The grantee must be able to show documentation or reference to the project as part of the Goa Open Arts exhibition in April - May 2025.

  • All Grantees will be expected to be in Goa for the duration of the exhibition, and oversee the installation and de-installation of their work.

  • All Grantees will be invited to conduct a workshop or public program during the course of the exhibition period.

  • Applicants may apply for both the CATALYST and ENGAGE Grants. They will need to upload two separate applications.


  • Any arts practitioner based in Goa is eligible to apply.

  • There are no age restrictions on application.

  • Arts include drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, graphic arts, performance, video art, sound art, online art, new-media practice, interdisciplinary or research-based practice, socially-engaged or public art projects and book and publishing practices.

  • Individual or artist collectives may apply, if all the members are Goa-based.

  • The grantee must be able to realise their project for display at the end of the grant period.

Projects will be assessed on the basis of the artists’ demonstrable commitment to her/his practice as well as of the strength of the proposal.

Support the initiative >

Goa Open Arts is a platform initiated by artists for artists to support and invigorate creative practice in Goa with the belief that creative thinking and discourse are vital for a healthy society. This initiative is supported and funded by people who acknowledge the role that art plays in community. You can support the initiative in your own way - from making a financial donation, contributing in kind, commissioning and buying artworks or bringing on board your expertise.

To make a contribution or to read more about ways to support >

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