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Goa Open Arts Organization

Engage Grant

Deadline: 01/08/2023

The ENGAGE GRANT focuses on community based projects that have social engagement at their core. The proposal must indicate the community that the project seeks to engage, and be able to demonstrate how this community will benefit from the outcome of the grant. The community may be of any age group or background, as long as the project demonstrates their continued engagement in the project. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and fields including visual arts, film, theater & dance, culinary arts, food & gardening, climate & sustainability, sports, music etc. are welcome and encouraged to apply.
While the project may be situated anywhere in Goa, the applicant must be able to present some kind of documentation or outcome of the project at the next Goa Open Arts public program in February 2024.

This opportunity is only for Goa-based creators. Individuals, groups or collectives may apply. In the case of a collective or group proposal, the primary applicant must be based in Goa.
The budget for the Engage project is INR 1,00,000/-


Application deadline: 1 August 2023



  • The Goa Open Arts CATALYST + ENGAGE Grants offer production, mentoring and exhibition support for Goa-based artists, to realise a new or ongoing body of work.

  • Each grant of INR 1,00,000 will be made to artists / collectives working in any eligible medium.

  • The realised work must be first exhibited at the next Goa Open Arts exhibition in February 2024.

  • The outcome of the Engage Grant may be site-specific and located anywhere in Goa. The grantee must be able to show documentation or reference to the project as part of the Goa Open Arts exhibition in February 2024.

  • All Grantees will be expected to be in Goa for the duration of the exhibition, and oversee the installation and de-installation of their work.

  • All Grantees will be invited to conduct a workshop or public program during the course of the exhibition period.

  • Applicants may apply for both the CATALYST and ENGAGE Grants. They will need to upload two separate applications.


  • Any arts practitioner based in Goa is eligible to apply.

  • There are no age restrictions on application.

  • Arts include drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, graphic arts, performance, video art, sound art, online art, new-media practice, interdisciplinary or research-based practice, socially-engaged or public art projects and book and publishing practices.

  • Individual or artist collectives may apply, if all the members are Goa-based.

  • The grantee must be able to realise their project for display at the end of the grant period.


Projects will be assessed on the basis of the artists’ demonstrable commitment to her/his practice as well as of the strength of the proposal.


Application Deadline: 1st August 2023

Grant Announcement: 15th August 2023

Grant Period: 15th August 2023 – 30th January 2024

Exhibition: February – March 2024

Find out more about the application here.