MASH FICA Award: Supporting New Media Art Practice in India

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art in collaboration with MASH (My Art Shalini), has launched its MASH FICA Award to support artists working in new media.  This Award aims to support independent media artists with the creation of specific projects.

The Grant aims to encourage reflective, aesthetic and speculative projects that look at the intersections of art and technology. The project should seek to express a critical understanding of technology as a process, beyond the industrial frameworks within which it gets deployed.

MASH is supported by the Shalini Passi Art Foundation, which endeavours to create a new paradigm for artistic expression in India by supporting, educating, and encouraging experimental new practices in the field of arts – taking inspiration from the country’s rich cultural traditions to create a contemporary aesthetic for India.

The Foundation invites projects that engage with a range of sources both within the arts and the wider field of information technologies, communications, and entertainment. Informed by the rapid pace of technological innovation, development and equally obsolescence, New Media Art is a constantly changing category encompassing work engaging with mediums pertaining to the moving image, lens-based media, digital technology, database, hypertext, cyberspace and the internet, audio technology and sound art, sensory technology, surveillance technologies, computer and video games, GPS systems and biotechnology, among others.

Award Information

The Award sum is for Rs. 4,00,000.


Applicant needs to be an Indian citizen.

Overseas Citizens of India and Non-Indian Residents are not eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their completed applications via email at the address given on the website.

Please include the following material for application:

The completed application form.

Project proposal not exceeding 1000-1500 words. The proposal will explain the project in clear terms. The proposal can also additionally contain images, drawings, simulations – any kind of visual and textual references to provide further details.

A detailed budget of the project

The timeline of project development

A current resume of the applicant.

A pdf of previous works by the applicant: Images of up to 20 works, each image labeled with the artist’s name, the title of work, date, dimensions, and medium. If works are part of a series, please provide multiple images (each series will be considered a separate work.) If there are video file(s) it should be compatible for playback on Windows Media/VLC/Real Player.

Eligible Country: India

Deadline: 1 November 2018

For more information, please visit MASH FICA Award.


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