Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2023

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EligibilityYoung and upcoming artists
AwardINR 20,000 per month

About the Program


Last Updated On : 13-07-2023   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2023 is an opportunity offered by the National Academy of Art to young and deserving upcoming artists. A total number of 55 scholarships are provided in different subjects of Arts. They are -

  • Visual arts-sculpture
  • Painting
  • Ceramic
  • Printmaking
  • Art history
  • Art criticism
  • Arts management
  • Art Curation and Documentation
  • Photography

Selected students will receive a monthly stipend of INR 20,000 for this one year scholarship programme.

  • Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be a citizen of India
    • be in the age group of 21 to 35 years as on 1st January 2023
    • 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
    • have adequate knowledge in the selected discipline applied for

    Note -

    • 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.

    Each scholar will receive INR 20,000 per month for a period of one year to cover living expenses, travel expenses, purchase of art material, etc.

    • A short biodata
    • Attested copies of education qualifications (degrees, diplomas etc.), experience, etc. 
    • One self-attested copy of matriculation or equivalent certificate or other admissible evidence of age
    • One passport-size recent photograph
    • 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 1,000 to 1,500 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 have 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 (Note: 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. 

    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the apprenticeship by following the below-mentioned steps:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID)
    Step 3: Read the instructions carefully, download the application form, fill in the required details, scan and upload the necessary documents.
    Step 4: Now, send the application form to the below-mentioned address on or before 31st July 2023:

    Secretary, Lalit kala Akademi
    Rabindra Bhavan,
    35, Ferozeshah Road,
    New Delhi-110001

Important Dates

Application Start Date - 30th June 2023
Application End Date - 31st July 2023

Selection Criteria
  • The selection for the award of scholarships will be made by a Jury comprising 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.
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Terms and Conditions

The selected applicants are required to work only at the following centres (workspace) of the Akademi:

Centres of the Akademi

States Attached

LKA’s Regional Centre, Chennai

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Goa, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep

LKA’s Regional Centre Garhi, Delhi

Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh

LKA’s Regional Centre, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli

LKA’s Regional Centre, Kolkata

West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar 

LKA’s Regional Centre, Agartala

Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram

LKA’s Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar                     

Odisha, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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