ART SCRIBES AWARD 2014-15
Shrine Empire- Art Scribes Award in collaboration
with Take On Art magazine is meant to promote young contemporary art writers/
curators from India through a well
organized writing competition, which would later be scrutinized by a panel of
acclaimed art critics, curators and artists.
This program is a part of Shrine Empire’s efforts to build up links
between intelligent art practice and informed art writing. Also, with this
project, the gallery aims at supporting a set of new art professionals by
providing them with the opportunities to train themselves in art writing and
testing their abilities in the various facets of curatorial practice.
The winning writer gets a chance to attend the Theertha Curator Residency
program in Colombo, that will be held
for a period of 1 month where the winner gets the opportunity to work
with Theertha on a curatorial project.
THEERTHA CURATOR RESIDENCY 2014
The Curator’s Residency is formulated under the Theertha’s International
Art Program specifically to encourage international and local curators to
engage in interesting curatorial projects on showcasing Sri Lankan art.
Major emphasis will be given to curatorial projects
that study aspects of Sri Lankan art that reflect the contemporary debates and
discussion as well as its dynamics within the regional and international art
scene.The program envisages an exhibiton component at the end of the program to
be held at Red Dot Gallery.Theertha has in the past held number of seminal
exhibitions that in many ways helped to define and popuralize experimental art
and innovative curatorial projects.
1) Indian citizens under the age of 50 as on 31st May 2014 are eligible
2) Work experience of atleast 2 years in their respective fields.
3) The writer can only apply if he/she can attend a 30-day residency at Theertha
Curator Residency Program,Colombo in the month of March 2015
4) The last date for receipt of submissions is 25 th November 2014.
Applications received after this date will not be considered. The organizers
shall not be liable for failure or delay in receipt of entries. The entries
should be sent at:
Shrine Empire/ New Delhi
7, Friends Colony West
New Delhi 110065
Tel: 011 41327630, 9818836727
Fax: 011 26326930
Contact person : Nataliya
HOW TO APPLY
1.The applicant should submit at least five
samples of their writing published in print or net space.
on the applicant’s opinion on art writing (not less than five hundred words).
3. A projection of the applicant’s activities
and possible interests to be pursued during the residency period.
4.A brief outline of a
proposed exhibiton that will culminate from the residency.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following supporting material must
accompany every application:
1 a) Proof of writer’s age and citizenship
(attested photocopy of birth certificate, passport, or any valid government ID
showing birth date and citizenship)
b) Writer’s bio-data
c) One color photo of the artist, 2 x 2 inches
d) A PDF File containing the answers of the
application questions and relevant documents is mandatory.This needs to be e-mailed to email@example.com
2) An acknowledgement of receipt of entry will
be sent to the email address of the applicant.
3) The jury will decide on the winning writer.
4) The winner will be informed by e-mail or phone
and his/her name shall be published on the website within a week of the announcement
5) There is no participation fee.
6) The majority decisions of the Judges, and of
the Advisory Committee on the interpretation of all rules and regulations of
the Prize, shall be final and legally binding. Reasons will not be given for
any such decision and the jury and/or Advisory Committee will not enter into
any correspondence regarding the merits of any decision.
7) At any time after an entry is accepted or
after the Award has been granted to any entry, if a majority of Judges
determine that the entry did not comply with the conditions of entry or
eligibility, the award may be withdrawn from the writer.
8) Once the winner has
been declared it is mandatory for him or her to attend the Residency for a 30
day period during the selected month.Due to any circumstances if the winner is
unable to attend the residency the the runner up will be eligible.
1). Shrine Empire in collaboration with Theertha will fund the airfare,
residency program, and provide a stipend of
US$ 500 for program duration.
winning writer will need to work on a chosen curatorial project for Theertha.
exhibiton project will be given 6-8 months’ time to complete from the time of the residency.
3). The winner will curate an exhibition for Shrine
Empire,New Delhi and the Red Dot gallery
in Colombo.The exhibition at Shrine Empire will need to be held within a year
of the winner returning from his or her residency.
a). Exhibition at Red
Dot will be sponsored by Theertha.
Installing the work and opening reception will be sponsored by Theertha.
Curator to discuss the logistics with
Theertha team about exhibition well in advance.
exhibiton at Shrine Empire will be sponsored by the gallery .The curator will
discuss the project concept,the artists and the logistics of the exhibition with the gallery
before confirming with the artists.
5). Theertha will
function as the facilitator to connect curator with relevant artists and
provide access to its extensive data base.
project would involve writing a substantial essay on the theme of the project,
which will be included in the e-catalog of exhibition and other relevant
7). In some instances
curator will be invited to give public lectures at selected venues during their
stay at Theertha.
8). At the end of the
residency the curator is expected to give a report on its entire curatorial
project with a written evaluation of the program.