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Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Mar-2018
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AwardINR 10,000 per month
Eligibility21 years to 35 year artists.
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Lalit kala Akademi
Rabindra Bhavan,
35, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi-110001
Telephone:+91 011 2300 9200 
FAX:+91 011 2300 9292

What is Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2018?

Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2018 is a scholarship scheme for young and deserving upcoming artists including applicants from a visual art background. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The scheme has been introduced by Lalit Kala Akademi to provide young people a workspace where their skills can be improved and they can develop innovative ideas in their respective field of visual arts.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must belong to an art background or have an education in the field of Arts Degree/ diploma, (or) proof of work experience in the field of visual art for at least five years.
  • Candidate must have an adequate knowledge in the discipline for which they have applied for.
  • Candidates undergoing regular studies are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Other qualifications for the award of the scholarship shall be, as determined by the Akademi, from time to time.

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Download the Application form.
Step 2: Fill in all the details
Step 3: Attach all the required documents.
Step 4: Application form should be sent by post to the address given below:

NEW DELHI - 110001

What are the benefits ?

Each scholar will receive INR 10,000 per month for a period of one year to cover his/ her living expenses, travel expenses, purchase of art material, etc.

What are the selection criteria ?

  • The selection for award of scholarships will be made by a Jury comprising of senior artists and experts in the field of art. The selection and award of the scholarship will be considered only on the submission of all required materials. The photographs of exhibits or prints of published articles will be the main basis, but not the only basis for selection.
  • The result will be published on the website of the Lalit Kala Akademi. The Award letter will be sent to the selected candidates by speed post.

Terms and Conditions

The selected applicants are required to work only at the following centers (workspace) of the Akademi:
S.No.     Centers of the Akademi                                           States Attached
1.           LKA’s Regional Centre, Chennai                        Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Goa,                                                                                                                Maharashtra, Lakshadweep
2.          LKA’s Regional Centre Garhi, Delhi                    Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir,                                                                                                  Chandigarh
3.         LKA’s Regional Centre, Lucknow                         Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
4.(a)  LKA’s Regional Centre, Kolkata                              West Bengal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam       
4. (b) Srimantha Sankaradeva Kalakshetra,                    Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar      
          Guwahati                                                                Islands     
5.     LKA’s Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar                     Orissa, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh


What are the documents required for the Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2018 ?

  • Attested copies of Education Qualifications (Degrees, Diplomas etc.), experience, etc. 
  • One self-attested copy of the Matriculation or equivalent certificate or other admissible evidence of age.
  • One passport size recent photograph.
  • A short biodata
  • Five original attested copies of photographs of the artworks that have been produced by the candidate in the last five years, along with details carrying the information of title/ medium/ size and year of execution. (The attestation of the above-mentioned copies is to be done by a senior artist/ known art teacher).
  • A statement about the work (between 10 to 15 lines).
  • Written concept note on the proposed research work (400 words).
  • In case the applicants, have written/published any publication, then they must submit one published article of 1000 to 1500 words. Applicants sending published articles in languages other than Hindi or English must send their translations in Hindi or English.
  • Details and value of artworks or publications of the applicants that have been sold during the last three years and approximate income from the sale proceeds or publications.
  • Details of exhibitions in which the artworks of the applicants have been exhibited.
  • Particulars of any scholarship/fellowship received in the past and its amount and duration to be submitted along with details of awards, recognition, and distinction that has been received by the applicant.
  • Two reference letters, at least one from a senior artist or a known art teacher
  • Particulars of financial aid other than scholarship/fellowship received from other agencies, including foreign agencies during the last five years, and the purpose for which it was received.
  • Applicant must attach the certificate of disability (in case of differently abled applicants), Scheduled Caste/Tribe or Backward Classes issued by the Competent Authority.

Note: The applicants must write their name and details on photographs or articles for verification. The documents must be provided on a non-returnable basis and will be retained by the Akademi for future reference. 

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