Serendipity Arts Foundation and Les Rencontres dArles announce major photography, video and new media grant
Named the 'Serendipity Arles Grant' with the shared purpose of promoting cultural practices in South Asia, this grant of Rs 12,00,000 (approximately 15,000 euros) will support lens-based practitioners from South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Along with receiving a part of the grant, these ten shortlisted candidates will also be given the opportunity to showcase their work at the upcoming edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival, scheduled to take place in February 2021 in Goa, India.
For centuries, Basel has been the perfect place to embark on a fascinating journey through the world of art. An exceptional density of museums, the world’s largest art fair and a lively, young art scene make Basel a vibrant city of culture with an appeal that reaches well beyond Europe.
Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 93 in 1973 but seven years before that he fell in love with this cultural capital of Switzerland – and this translated into seven of his great paintings displayed in the biggest art centre in the alpine country – the Kuntsmusuem Basel.
Today, if the city boasts of the single largest collections of seven Picasso originals outside Spain (Picasso’s homeland), it is due to the love and passion of the people for the art and crafts, particularly Picasso.