Arts Journalism Grant 2023
The SAF Arts Journalism Grant seeks to provide support worth 1 lakh to an early- or mid-career journalist/reporter in an effort to develop a body of reportage around creative communities/ practices in the subcontinent. Situated as we are within an ecosystem that is more saturated with initiatives for critical and curatorial writing, this Grant hopes to address a seeming lacuna in opportunities for accessible arts journalism, to drive greater interest and public stakeholdership in the arts. The awardee will be chosen from a pool of candidates nominated by the Jury.
Chinki Sinha is a writer and a traveller. Her journeys sometimes end in transit zones or nowhere at all. In order to write, one must make the journey into the dark. It is the process of climbing back out of the trenches that can be translated into words. Sinha completed her master’s in journalism from Syracuse University and has done a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in a newspaper in New York and then joined the Indian Express in Delhi. Currently the editor of Outlook magazine, she has written for BBC, Al Jazeera, Elle Magazine, and several other publications. She writes on everything that is worth writing about.
Gautam Pemmaraju is a Mumbai based writer, researcher & filmmaker who works in the areas of history, literature and art. With special interests in early 20th century anti-colonialism and the cultural history of the Deccan, he has also published extensively on sonic culture and sound art.