Since 2014, Delfina Foundation through a partnership with Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation has hosted an annual residency for an Indian artist or curator. In 2023, Emami Art joined this partnership.

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.

Emami Art, Kolkata, is one of India’s most significant art galleries and a critical space for cultural production. The gallery focuses on a future-forward, complex, multi-dimensional approach. It is steadfast in advocating for emerging, mid-career and established artists and engaging with contemporary and historical material. The gallery also aims to create dynamic, wide-ranging registers of exhibition-making and viewing.

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


Aseng Borang

London: 25/09/2023 — 17/12/2023

Soumya Sankar Bose

London: 22/06/2022 — 11/09/2022

Priyanka D’Souza

London: 20/09/2021 — 19/12/2021

Salik Ansari

London: 30/09/2019 — 22/12/2019

Madhu Das

London: 01/10/2018 — 23/12/2018

Avani Tanya

London: 12/06/2017 — 24/09/2017

Deepa Bhasthi

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Gitanjali Dang

London: 27/07/2015 — 18/10/2015

Pallavi Paul

London: 14/07/2014 — 28/09/2014