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 Theerth’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
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 15th October
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.
note on the applicant’s opinion on art writing (not less than five hundred
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.