Delfina Foundation

Open Call for Pakistani artists

In partnership with the Khurram Kasim Art Foundation

As the first initiative of the Khurram Kasim Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation is offering a three-month residency to a Pakistani artist living and working in Pakistan in summer 2018.

This three-month residency will provide one selected artist with an opportunity to engage in and gain exposure to the UK’s art and cultural scene. 

Delfina Foundation will develop a loosely structured series of events and activities enabling the selected artist to:

  • Research and develop areas of interest;
  • Develop skills via training and mentoring;
  • Access information and resources through independent study, field trips and workshops; and
  • Participate in both internal and external/public events.

This residency opportunity suits artists who are emerging to mid-career with less international/UK experience.

The selected artist will receive:

  • A twelve-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food/per diems and materials;
  • A single bedroom at DF, which is a shared house with some shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room;
  • Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities; and
  • Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK.


  • A Pakistani citizen, currently living and working in Pakistan;
  • Seeking an opportunity to develop his/her practice and the concepts of his/her artistic work;
  • Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit his/her career development and local networks; and
  • Proficient in English.
  • Although there is no age limit, the residency is focused on supporting the next generation of artists. Applicants with a highly established international career should not consider applying.

Application process:
Applicants are expected to submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A CV detailing recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies
  • At least 10 high-quality images of your previous projects or exhibitions, which could include unrealised proposals.

Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to:, with subject line: Open Call KKAF.

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2017, 17:00 GMT

Download the Application Form
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