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The Arts Family (TAF) presents it's Second Edition of TAF EMERGING ARTIST AWARD- SOUTH ASIA 2023. The award is open to artists from the age of 22 to 40 years and under of South Asian origin  i.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka and the diaspora. Our aim is to support talented emerging artists from these regions and assist them in building their careers by providing them with exposure and guidance in the international art market. 

DATES- Send your applications to us from 1st May 2022. Please submit your entries by Wednesday 31 AUGUST 2022, 23:49 GMT/London. Late applications will not be considered. Around 20 shortlisted candidates will be contacted in November 2022. The long list will be made available this time. The top 3 winners will be announced in January 2023.

HOW TO APPLY- Email us the following in one email only- 1) Images of three different bodies of artworks from one series or different series produced in the last three years. 2) A short writeup about these works/series and 3) Artist CV (clearly stating your name, dob, educational background and history of exhibition/shows). 4) In the subject line mention your name only. 5) The artists are free to choose any working media- Painting | Sculpture | Photography | Digital | New Media | Design. There is no restriction on media or sizes of artwork. 

The awards will go to the emerging artists showing innovation and mastery in their subject and working media. The winners will be judged by an international board of acclaimed jury and all decisions are final. Jury to be announced soon! 

THE AWARDS- The following cash prizes will be awarded-

1st Prize- £1500 | 2nd Prize- £1000 | 3rd Prize- £500


This year we are delighted to be able to offer approximately 20 candidates the opportunity to receive a 3-month art business career mentorship delivered by one of the post-graduate students of the Master's Degree programme in Art Business taught by faculty of Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. We will personally match each chosen artist with a Sotheby's Art Business current student or recent graduate in collaboration with the faculty head of the MA Art Business in London. TAF will be co-ordinating the mentorship in close collaboration with Sotheby's Institute.


TAF promotes the shortlisted candidates throughout the year on its social media platforms and other publishing channels. We aim to showcase the shortlisted artists in exhibitions by collaborating with galleries in London and India. The exhibition component is a big added bonus to the award winners and the shortlisted candidates.  

All entries must be sent to the following email address-

NOTES- 1) The artwork images should not be more than 18 MB in total size. 2) Please make sure the submitted works for the art award have been executed in the last three years. 3) The 3 submitted artworks must be available to us as there is a possibility of a physical exhibition in India or London (TBC closer to time). 



Lekha Poddar (Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi), Julia Hutt (ex-Curator Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Neha Jaiswal (Founder The Arts Family), Amit Kumar Jain (Founder, Art and Culture Advisor, India), Malini Roy (Head of Visual Arts at British Library, London) & Shanti Panchal (Master British Indian Artist)  

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