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The award is intended to help young artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent. It provides financial assistance to enable them to work independently anywhere in India.

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About the award:

  • The Award is worth Rs.3, 00,000/- (Three lakhs only) for a period of one year.
  • The awardee will have to attend an art residency programme within India for a period of 4 weeks during the course of the year.



  • The applicant must be a young emerging artist.
  • Those born on or after 1st January 1993 are eligible to apply for the 2024 award.
  • The applicant may be a recent graduate/post-graduate or a final year student from a leading Indian institute for visual arts in India. No student of a first year master’s programme will be considered.
  • The recipient should not be holding a similar/ government scholarship or award during the same tenure.
  • If the candidate has applied for the award earlier, he/she must submit a new body of work if they re-apply.
  • In the case of an applicant not having a formal degree in the visual arts, it is desirable that he/she would have participated in organized art exhibitions.
  • The applicant for this award must be an Indian passport holder, currently resident in India.