In the last few decades, Indian art has enjoyed a vibrant and flourishing presence globally. By offering a spectrum of opportunities to practitioners of the arts, the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation aims to provide support in every aspect of art making.
The Foundation not only offers scholarships but also facilitates art practices through its collaborations with residency spaces in India and abroad. It offers the Fine Arts Award to 4-5 artists every year as well as stand-alone residency opportunities in India, the UK, USA and Italy.
In an effort to support emerging curators the Foundation has offered opportunities through its initiatives such as the Curatorial Lab at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Inlaks FICA Goldsmith scholarship, the International Studio & Curatorial Program and the Mumbai Art Room.
Art writers are given a chance to enhance their skills through the Writing Grants awarded in collaboration with TAKE on India, while museum professionals are given the opportunity to develop their practice through fellowships and a training programme offered by the British Museum.
In a recent collaboration with the Asia Art Archive, the Foundation has been able to allow archivists and artists the chance to engage with archival material, libraries and databases in order to further their research.
The Foundation has also sponsored initiatives at major art festivals like the Venice Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale and the Dhaka Summit.