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Deadline: 26th August 2018

Grant Amount: PKR 300,000*

 

The LBF – AAN Research Grant will be presented to an individual or collective whose research focuses on movements and shifts in modern and contemporary art practice in Pakistan or its diaspora. It invites research proposals that address arts that arise from or are significant to Pakistan.

 

Who can apply?
You can apply if you:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree
  2. Are an artist, writer, social scientist or an active practitioner in any creative field
  3. Are an inter/multidisciplinary practitioner
  4. Are a resident of Pakistan or a member of its diaspora
  5. We welcome those who employ unfamiliar methods of inquiry

 

How to Apply?

  1. Download the application form here
  2. Submit the completed application form no later than 26th August 2018 by emailing it to lbfaan@lbf.org.pk along with the following
  3. A Project Proposal (maximum 1000 words, PDF) detailing:
  • Background, Premise and Present-Day Context
  • Proposed Methodologies
  • Timeline
  • Expected Deliverables
  • Statement of intent
  • How your budget will be allocated
  1. An updated CV (PDF)
  2. A sample research paper or another form of an outcome of a research project from the past (PDF)

 

Time Frame:

  • Final selection will be made through a juried process by 9th September 2018 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:

  1. Conduct ethical research and appropriately contextualize it.
  2. Present the final report in a form that enables preservation and dissemination of knowledge gathered.
  3. Agree that the research results must be made freely available to the public.

 

Distinguished Mentor for this grant:

Naiza Khan
Contemporary Visual Artist

Naiza Khan is an established contemporary artist who lives and works between London and Karachi. She studied at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and is currently an M.A. candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith’s College, London. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected internationally. Her practice encompasses teaching, curation, research and writing and she was instrumental in establishing the Vasl Artists’ Collective.  In 2013, Naiza received the Prince Claus Award in recognition of her exceptional initiatives and activities in the fields of art and culture in Pakistan.


Distinguished Jurors for this grant:

Salima Hashmi
Naazish Ata-Ullah
Naiza Khan

 

 

* subject to applicable government taxes.