Applications now closed | DEADLINE EXTENDED: 15 November 2018

MASH FICA Award | Supported by the Shalini Passi Art Foundation
Supporting New Media Art Practice

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art in collaboration with MASH, is very excited to announce the launch of its latest award – MASH FICA Award – dedicated to supporting artists working in new media.  This Award aims to support independent media artists with the creation of specific projects.

We define new media in the most expansive of terms given taking into consideration its perpetually evolving nature. The emphasis remains on projects that explore technology as form, process or subject, and are responsive to the rapidly changing environment of image production and distribution.

We invite 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.  

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 process, beyond the industrial frameworks within which it gets deployed. 

The Award sum is for Rs. 4,00,000 and we invite proposals for this. Please see below the details that need to be sent to complete the application process. Please note that the applicant needs to be an Indian citizen. Overseas Citizens of India and Non-Indian Residents are not eligible.

Application procedure:

  • Please include the following material in your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please include all the documents in a single email. You may use Google Drive Link/ Dropbox/ WeTransfer or a similar such service to send your application. Send your completed applications to

Please include the following material for your application:

  • Section A - The completed application form. Please click here to download.

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

  • Section C - A detailed budget of the project

  • Section D - The timeline of project development

  • Resume - Current resume of applicant.

  • A pdf of previous works by the applicant: Images of up to 20 works, each image labelled with the artist’s name, 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.

About the collaborator:

MASH (My Art Shalini) is a new dynamic platform for discovery across the creative disciplines of art, architecture, craft, design, and fashion, launched in 2018 with the objective to broaden outreach, promote creative collaboration, and disassemble distinctions between the arts.

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.