Delfina Foundation


Residencies for Indian artists and curators

Delfina Foundation collaborates with the Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation on an annual residency for an Indian artist or curator.

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.

Charles Wallace India Trust enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.

Our collaboration supports an artist or curator each year through a competitive open call for applications.


Artist Pallavi Paul was selected for Delfina Foundation's summer residency.


Curator Gitanjali Dang was selected for a three-month residency that spanned Delfina Foundation's summer programme and its autumn thematic focus of The Public Domain - Season 2.


Writer and co-founder of Forager Collective Deepa Bhasthi was selected for a three-month residency as part of Delfina Foundation's season Politics of Food: Markets and Movements.


Avani Tanya was selected for a three-month residency at Delfina Foundation beginning in June 2017. The residency will be in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where Avani will have an on-site studio and full access to the South Asian Collections and will produce a new work in response to it as part of Here, There and Everywhere.