Deadline: September 10th, 2018
Grant Amount: PKR 500,000*
To be given to an individual or collective who has rendered significant cultural contributions to advance social justice in Pakistan. Practices may include any medium(s) of artistic and cultural expression, such as visual arts, cinema, dance, theater, music, literature, as well as educational and institutional contributions. The juried Award will be given every two years coinciding with the Lahore Biennale cycle.
The 2018 Award recognizes the life and work of Pakistan’s eminent artist and social activist Lala Rukh (1948-2017).
LBF will award the scholarship money to an individual or a collective to conduct original research on any aspect of the life and work of Lala Rukh. Applicants are welcome to propose their interest and field of research, on any or various aspects of Lala Rukh’s body of artwork, activism, and/or academic and institutional contributions.
Who can apply?
Anyone with a bachelor’s degree and an interest in researching Lala Rukh’s life and work is eligible to apply. The research emphasis should be on original research by utilizing primary archives and/or by documenting and analyzing neglected aspects of the life and work of Lala Rukh. The award is not intended for an artist to develop their personal artwork.
How to Apply
- Download the application form here
- Submit the completed application form no later than September 10th, 2018 by emailing it to email@example.com along with the following
- A Project Proposal (maximum 1000 words, PDF) detailing:
- Background, Premise and Present-Day Context
- Proposed Methodologies
- Expected Deliverables
- Statement of intent
- How your budget will be allocated
- An updated CV (PDF)
- A sample research paper or another form of an outcome of a research project from the past (PDF)
- Final selection will be made through a juried process by late September and the successful candidate(s) will be notified by email and by phone. Due to a large number of correspondences, we cannot individually respond to every email. Therefore, follow up emails by any candidate after submitting the application may not be entertained.
- The research project is expected to continue for a period of 6 months beginning September 2018.
- Strict adherence to the timeline is mandatory.
The recipient of this award is expected to:
- Conduct ethical research and appropriately contextualize it.
- Present the final report in a form that enables preservation and dissemination of knowledge gathered.
- Agree that the research results must be made freely available to the public.
Distinguished Mentor for this grant:
Modern and Contemporary South Asian art Department of Art History
University of California, Los Angeles
Saloni Mathur is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display, editor of The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora, and co-editor (with Kavita Singh) of No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: The Museum in South Asia. Her latest book, A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art, is forthcoming with Duke University Press.
* subject to applicable government taxes.