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FICA Emerging Artist Award 2016


  • Eligibility: Young artists studying or practicing, age must be between 18 and 35 years
  • Benefits: 90 days residency in Switzerland, travel fare, solo exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi


FICA Emerging Artist Award seeks to promote young artists studying or practicing in India who demonstrate extraordinary skill and promise in the visual arts. Selected by an independent jury of distinguished artists and professionals in the field, the recipient gets the opportunity to travel and work in an international residency and exhibit in a solo show in India.

FICA is pleased to be collaborating with Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi for the Emerging Artist Award 2016.

The award includes:

  • A ninety day residency in Switzerland in 2017, round trip air travel from their town in India, a per diem (including local travel) during the time of the residency.
  • A solo exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, developed in collaboration with FICA



The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art
Subject: Application for FICA EAA 2016
D 53 
Defence Colony, 
New Delhi 
Phone: +91 11 46103350 
Fax: +91 11 26811268


Requirements for applicants:

  • The applicant must be between 18 and 35 years of age.
  • The applicant needs to be an Indian citizen. Overseas Citizens of India and Non Indian Residents are not eligible.
  • In case the applicant is chosen as the recipient of the award he/she should agree to all Terms and Conditions, as listed below, upon accepting the award.

Application can be done by post only.

Please include the following material in your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  1. Completed EAA 2016 Application Form
  2. Images of up to 20 works, each image labelled with the artist’s name, title of work, date, dimensions and medium. If works are part of a series please provide multiple images (each series will be considered a separate work.) If there are video file(s) it should be compatible for playback on Windows Media/VLC/Real Player. Clearly mark the CD/DVD with applicant’s name and contact information. CD/DVDs which do not open or are damaged will not be considered a valid entry.
  3. Current resume.
  4. An artist’s statement, explaining your practice and interests, and a brief explanation on the works submitted here.


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