Guidelines for Institutions Applying to Art South Asia Project Ltd.

Art South Asia Project awards grants each year, worth up to £10,000. These grants are specifically for institutions working in the field of modern & contemporary South Asian fine and applied arts. Each grant will also include resources and peer-to-peer support to the programme or projects from ASAP. The peer-to-peer support and resources will be assigned from a neighbouring country and/or the global South Asian diaspora.
Definition of Fine Arts: Institutions must be working in the field of visual arts, which includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, moving image, performance and installation art.
Definition of Applied Arts: Institutions must be working in the field of craft, design and textiles. Please note that this does not include architecture.

Who Can Apply


  • Art Institutions within the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK
  • The Programme or Project must cater to catalysing and expanding the field of Modern & Contemporary South Asian fine and applied arts
  • The Programme or Project must cater to art professionals who are working with the following disciplines (please read further descriptions of each division below):
  • Programme or Projects can be run by individuals, however they must be associated with an institution
  • At this moment in time, ASAP does not allocate grants for architectural research or individual artist projects, programme or residencies



  • Please find the application form for download here
  • A breakdown of the budget must also be provided with the application form. Each division has its own template. Please make sure to choose the appropriate budget template below:
  • The deadline for submissions for ASAP’s 2024/2025 cycle is Friday, 22 March 2024



  • ASAP facilitates mentorship as part of each grant but does not cover any expense incurred. Please ensure the cost of the mentorship is allocated in the budget.
  • The total budget for the programme or project could be more than £10,000, however the maximum ASAP can currently provide is £10,000.
  • The Programme or Project total budget could be more than £10,000, however the maximum ASAP can give to the Programme or Project is £10,000
For further information, please view our 2023/2024 Programme and Projects supported by ASAP, or email us at [email protected]

Application Timeline for 2023 – 2024

  • Submission for applications open on

    Tuesday 2 January 2024
  • Application Deadline

    Friday 22 March 2024
  • Short Listing of Grants by Team ASAP

  • Selection of Projects by ASAP Founding Advisory Board

    Week of 17 May 2024
  • Informing Institutions of their application

    Week of 20 May 2024
  • Dissemination of Projects

    June 2024 - April 2025