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APPLY NOW: ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship

APPLY NOW: ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship © DELPHINE PAWLIK


28 July 2017

If you're working in the cultural sector in South Asia, apply by 15 November for the ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship to develop your skills and experience. 

ARThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) is a management, policy and research programme in the arts and cultural sector. Initiated in 2010 by the Goethe-Institut in India, supported by the British Council since 2013 and the Piramal Art Foundation since 2014, the ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the cultural sector of South Asia. We believe that by supporting exceptional individuals to make a step‐change in their skills and career potential, we can bring substantial benefit to the cultural field as a whole.

This year, Daud Hedayati from Afghanistan, who works with Turquoise Mountain, came to the UK to work with the Crafts Council on secondment as part of his ATSA Fellowship, learn about his experience here.

The Fellowship

  • A two‐week residential course in India in May 2018: This includes intensive modules in Strategic Planning, Cultural Policy, Marketing and Communications, Fundraising, HR, and Finance. These modules will be led by a mix of Indian and international professional trainers and academics and will be supplemented by expert guest lectures. Participation in the residential programme is mandatory.
  • A 30-day secondment with a cultural institution in Germany/UK/South Asia over the year 2018-19.
  • A concluding seminar in May 2019. (to be confirmed)


  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the cultural sector
  • Submission of an on‐going project
  • Open to residents of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka only.


To apply, please visit ARThinkSouthAsia OR email the completed PDF form along with your supporting documents to  

Application deadline 15 November 2016

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