Harvard University’s Program for Visiting Artists from South Asia


Deadline: August 15, 2016 (for both fall and spring)

Harvard University South Asia Institute’s Arts Program welcomes applications from emerging artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia.
Four artists will be selected for the academic year to Harvard University in Cambridge, for a total of two weeks. Two artists will arrive in the fall from October 30 – November 13, 2016 , and another two artists will arrive March 19 – April 2, 2017. While the visiting emerging artists are on campus, SAI will support events and exhibits organized in collaboration with specific Harvard departments and faculty, and aligned with undergraduate course-content within Harvard.

Cost Details:

Each artist will receive $1,000 USD of discretionary funds (not accounting regional taxes) after their visit. This modest discretionary fund is meant to cover the artist’s exhibit related costs and cultural excursions in the New England area.
The costs of each artist’s economy travel, accommodation for the two weeks, and meals will be provided.


• The applicants should be from South Asian countries with particular preference for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka
• The applicant should be South Asian artist of any medium who uses their work to draw attention to the areas of economic, policy and social issues
• Particular attention will be paid to artist Particular attention will be paid to artists whose work is related to SAI’s ongoing research projects.

Note: For questions about the application process, please email Diana Nguyen, diananguyen@fas.harvard.edu.

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