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Open call for Goa based artists to apply.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10 JULY 2020

The Goa Open Arts CATALYST Grants seek to offer financial assistance of INR 30,000 to six practicing Goa based artists, irrespective of medium and practice.

 

The Goa Open Arts festival 2020 was a great experiment in galvanising the creative community of Goa onto a single platform. Showcasing the work of over 75 artists, musicians and performers across a range of practices and media, it received an overwhelming response from artists and audiences alike.

 

The euphoria has been quickly replaced by the impact of the ongoing pandemic. Over the last few months, the closure of institutional and educational spaces, galleries, festivals, workshops and other spaces of gathering has been an incredible burden on the artist community and for many artists, continuing their practice under these circumstances is going to pose serious challenges. 

 

Against this background and to continue our aim to foster a robust creative community in Goa, Goa Open Arts has instituted CATALYST Grants — 5 project-oriented awards for Goa-based artists with the intention to help them stay engaged with their practice. Additionally Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is supporting an additional CATALYST grant for media art, the winner of which will also participate in a series of interdisciplinary, co-working labs focusing on arts and technology organised in Mumbai.

 

The Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and has been working actively in the fields of art, cinema, theatre, dance and literature by supporting programmes, that are interdisciplinary and promote cultural exchange of ideas.

 

CATALYST PROJECT GRANT

Application Period: 1 June - 10 July, 2020

 

The grant offers 5 Goa based artists a sum of INR 30,000 each for the production of a new or ongoing body of work. The duration of the grant is six months at the end of which the artists’ work will be exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts public programme in 2021. Each grantee will be mentored by a member of the Goa Open Arts team.

TERMS

The Goa Open Arts CATALYST Grant is a production support grant for Goa-based artists, to realise a new or ongoing body of work. Five grants of INR 30,000 each will be made to artists working in any eligible medium. The realised work will be first exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts public program in 2021.

Each grantee will be mentored by a member of the Goa Open Arts team.

 

ELIGIBILITY

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.

 

SELECTION

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.

 

TIMELINE

Application Period: 1 June - 10 July, 2020

Grant Announcement: End July

Grant Period: 1 August - 1 February

 

How to apply

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your online application:

  1. CV (2 pages)

  2. PORTFOLIO (No more than 20 pages)

  3. PROPOSAL (2-4 pages, and should include the following components):

  • Project Outline (700-1000 words) 

A brief introduction to your project idea, how it relates to your previous work/interests, and your proposed production plan. You may also include sketches and images to support your proposal.

  • Budget

In this section, please briefly outline how you propose to utilise the GOA Catalyst Grant.

Please read the FAQs below

CATALYST MEDIA ARTS GRANT

Application Period: 1 June - 10 July, 2020

 

The grant is offered to 1 artist working in the field of Media Arts with a sum of INR 30,000 for the production of a new or ongoing body of work, dealing with the intersections between arts, technology and civil society. The duration of the grant is six months at the end of which the artists’ work will be exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts public programme in 2021. This grant is made possible with the support of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. 

 

The Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and has been working actively in the fields of art, cinema, theatre, dance and literature by supporting programmes, that are interdisciplinary and promote cultural exchange of ideas.

TERMS

The Goa Open Arts CATALYST Grant - Media Arts, is a production support grant for Goa-based artists, to realise a new or ongoing body of work. One grant of INR 30,000 will be made to an artist working in the eligible medium. The grant, supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is specific to media arts. The realised work will be first exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts public program in 2021.

 

Each grantee will be mentored by a member of the Goa Open Arts team. Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai will extend mentorship for the media arts awardee.

 

The winner of the media arts grant supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is required to participate in a series of interdisciplinary, co-working labs focusing on arts and technology organised in Mumbai. The Institut will put out the schedule for the labs and support the travel of the winner to Mumbai. We recommend that only people who can make this commitment apply for this grant. 

ELIGIBILITY

Any arts practitioner based in Goa is eligible to apply. There are no age restrictions on application. Media Arts includes socially engaging, artistic projects which make conceptual use of software technology and other digital tools like coding, algorithmic tools, AI, VR, etc.  

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.

 

SELECTION

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. Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai will participate in the selection process for the media arts grant.

 

TIMELINE

Application Period: 1 June - 10 July, 2020

Grant Announcement: End July

Grant Period: 1 August - 1 February

 

How to apply

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your online application:

  1. CV (2 pages)

  2. PORTFOLIO (No more than 20 pages)

  3. PROPOSAL (2-4 pages, and should include the following components):

  • Project Outline (700-1000 words) 

A brief introduction to your project idea, how it relates to your previous work/interests, and your proposed production plan. You may also include sketches and images to support your proposal.

  • Budget

In this section, please briefly outline how you propose to utilise the GOA Catalyst Grant.

Please read the FAQs below

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FAQ & important information

 

Q. Will I receive mentorship if awarded a grant?

A. All grantees will be mentored by a member of the Goa Open Arts organising committee. GOA will also organise additional peer-exchange sessions between all grant recipients and/or external mentors. Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai will extend mentorship for the Media Arts awardee.

 

Q. Who is the jury?

A. The grant will be juried by members of the Goa Open Arts organising committee. Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai will participate in the selection process for the Media Arts grant.

 

Q. If I live outside Goa am I eligible to apply?

A. No. The grant is only for artists who are based in Goa.

 

Q. If I was part of the Goa Open Arts Festival 2020, can I still apply for the grant?

A. Yes, artists who have exhibited before can still apply, however they must propose a new body of work, or a new iteration of a previously explored idea.

 

Q. What will happen to my work after it is completed?

A. The work will be first exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts public program scheduled for 2021. 

 

LEGAL OWNERSHIPS / COPYRIGHTS: 

The artist will retain all legal ownership and copyright of the work.

Goa Open Arts will retain a 20% commission on any work sold through its festival or other public exhibition. Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is not involved in any commercial activity with regard to the sale of the work. It will neither help in making a sale, nor will it receive any commission in case of a sale. 

 

CREDIT: 

All future exhibitions, photographic print or electronic reproduction of the work produced should use the following credit line: Supported by the Goa Open Arts GRANT 2020​, in case of the media grant the credit would read:Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Goa Open Arts Grant 2020. 

 
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