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Call for Applications | IFA-QAMRA Creative Project and IFA-QAMRA Scholarly Project

December 13, 2022

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with the Queer Archive for Memory, Reflection and Activism (QAMRA) Archival Project at NLSIU Bengaluru invites applications for IFA-QAMRA Creative Project and IFA-QAMRA Scholarly Project. This project is under its Archives and Museums programme which IFA will implement.

The Archives and Museums programme of IFA has been initiated with a two-fold objective: to provide arts practitioners and researchers with an opportunity to generate new, critical and creative approaches for public engagement with archives and museum collections, and to energise these spaces as platforms for dialogue and discourse. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Click here to read the call in Kannada.

About QAMRA Archival Project at NLSIU:

A multimedia archival project situated within the library of the National Law School of India University, QAMRA chronicles and preserves the stories of communities marginalised on the basis of gender and sexuality in India. To go through their work, click here.

Application Guidelines:

Your application must include:

  • A proposal briefly describing a project (an exhibition, or outlines of creative outcomes that one can imagine, or research questions if it is a Scholarly project) that could be developed from the visual and textual material mentioned above. The description should include the vision, approach and possible outcomes. Proposals that work with materials overlapping the different collections at the archives are encouraged.
  • A brief note on other public programmes that could be developed from the material.
  • A detailed budget.
  • Your curriculum vitae with a brief description of a project you have been involved with as a curator, arts practitioner, or researcher. This description should comprise the vision, approach, processes, and outcomes that have resulted from that project. Please send us links and not attachments.

Key Dates:

  • The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
  • Interviews with shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in January, 2023.
  • The Project will commence in January 2023 for a period of one year.

Email your applications or any queries to Ritwika Misra at with the subject line: Application for IFA-QAMRA Archival Project at NLSIU Bengaluru.

For more details, visit this page.