Request for Proposals: Artists for Arts Education: October 2016 (CLOSED)

India Foundation for the Arts
Applications from Artists for Arts Education
An extension of your work with Government Schools of Karnataka

Application Deadline: December 10, 2016
(To download the call in Kannada, click here)

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications from artists for arts projects in Government Schools in Karnataka. This initiative is an extension of our work with Government Schools under the Kali-Kalisu project, and aims to build collaborations between artists and the school.

This program has three objectives:

  • To encourage artists to look within and beyond their own artistic practice to explore the possibilities for arts education.
  • To create an opportunity for artists and teachers to become joint stakeholders in the school community.
  • To enrich curriculum and classroom teaching through artistic interventions.

Who Can Apply

  • Applications are welcome from artists with or without previous experience or relevant training in arts education in government schools. However, artists who do not have the experience of working in government schools must at least have experience of working with young adults.
  • Applicants should be able to communicate in the relevant local language.
  • Persons who are Indian nationals or have been resident in India for at least five years.
  • For more on the eligibility criteria please click here.

How To Apply

  • You are welcome to approach us to discuss your ideas or send us a draft proposal for our suggestions and comments by or before November 20, 2016.
  • You must have selected a school that you want to work with, and received the required permissions from the school authority.
  • Your final applications should be in hard copy and reach us on or before December 10, 2016.

Your final proposal must contain the following:

  • Past history of work as an artist
  • Objectives of the proposed project
  • Duration, and the identified school
  • Methodology and detailed work plan for the project
  • Outcomes and deliverables to IFA

Grant awards will be announced by January 14, 2017.


Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi or English.


Minimum of 06 to a maximum of 12 months.

Grant Amount

Maximum Rs 1,50,000/-

Please Note

  • Funds will cover only project-related costs such as the artist’s honorarium (not exceeding Rs 12,000/- per month), additional resource persons’ honoraria (if needed), travel, documentation, workshops, and materials.
  • Budget for an accountant’s fee subject to a maximum of Rs.3000/-.
  • Make yourself available for a presentation and discussion at IFA (date to be determined) if your proposal is short-listed.
  • Grants will only be made to those who identify and seek the engagement and approval of the concerned government school, and the local school authority in writing, after they have been selected by IFA.
  • Provide timely documentation (audio, video, reports, and photographs) for internal reporting.
  • Submit a process document, interim narrative report, and a comprehensible final report along with a financial report at the end of the grant period.
  • The project should set in motion processes which will continue beyond the grant period by developing a concrete pedagogical approach.


To download the application form, click here

Please address your application or any queries to or write to:

Krishnamurthy T N
Programme Executive, Arts Education

India Foundation for the Arts,
'Apurva' Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross,
Raj Mahal Vilas 2nd Stage, 2nd Block,
Bangalore - 560 094
Phone: 080-2341 4681 / 82

The Arts Education Programme for the year 2016-17 is supported by Citi India.