Forum Art Gallery Residency

Open Call Residency for conceptual photographic works.

Proposal Submission deadline: Dec 15 2018


Winner announcement: 3 Jan 2019


Residency period in Chennai: 15 Jan – 22 Feb, 2019
Exhibition to open on Feb 22 with the launch of Chennai Photo Biennale.


Forum Art Gallery Chennai, in association with Chennai Photo Biennale 2019 invites photographers and photo-artists in India to send proposals for conceptual projects/work for a month-long residency in Chennai. The selected photographer will be mentored by noted photo-artist Nandini Valli Muthiah.


What kind of work can you submit?

This can be a proposal about an ongoing project or a new project that will need to be completed during the course of the residency and ready to be showcased during CPB2019 at Forum Art Gallery. The work/project must be conceptual in nature.


What is conceptual photography?

As a methodology, conceptual photography is a type of photography that is staged to represent an idea. The ‘concept’ is both preconceived and, if successful, understandable in the completed image.  



  • Accommodation from 15 Jan – 22 Feb
  • Travel expense – Rs. 15,000 INR (from your city to Chennai and back)
  • Stipend – Rs. 30,000 INR for the month of the residency
  • Chennai based assistant to help around locally (if required)
  • Costs for production – printing and framing(if required) for the work basis your proposal



  • Artist Statement and Concept note regarding the project (500 words)
  • 12 to 15  images as JPEGs (1000 pixels on the longer side @72 dpi)
  • Installation references (if any)
  • CV and short bio (100 words)
  • Estimated budget for final production of work


Send the above material to through we transfer / zip folder in the following order (name_surname_FAGR) no later than 11:59pm 15 Dec 2018.

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