ATSA Fellowship Program:

The ATSA Fellowship is designed to develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the cultural sector of South Asia that includes museums, the visual and performing arts and digital media.

The Program runs over the course of a year, starting with a two-week residential workshop. The workshop is guided by a strong faculty of international and national scholars and professionals from various cultural disciplines, backed by decades of experience. Entrance to the program is based on proposals presented for jury selection. The course structure for the fellowship is as follows:

  •  A 2-week residential course in May: The residential course includes a balance of theory and professional training and consists of five to six intensive modules which embrace the latest thinking in cultural management. The 3-day modules lay the ground work in strategic planning & project management, financial planning, and marketing & communication. These are supplemented with 1-day workshops on cultural policy, fundraising, HR, and digital media. The faculty is a mix of Indian and international professional trainers and academics. Evening lectures are formulated to give the fellows a targeted real world perspective. Participation in the residential programme is mandatory. 
  • A secondment / internship in Germany/UK/South Asia over the Fellowship year: Each participant is offered a funded four-week secondment/internship best suited to his/her interests and project objectives in a cultural organization in Germany/UK/South Asia during the Fellowship year.
  • A concluding seminar the following year: The Fellow subsequently attends a concluding seminar at the end of the Fellowship year to present and share updates on his/her project and learnings of the secondment with the new batch of Fellows.
  • Independent evaluation: The Fellowship programme (2010, 2011) has been evaluated independently by Sue Hoyle, Director of the Clore Leadership Programme, UK.

For more information, kindly check our application form below. You may also be interested in browsing through the profiles of our faculty and fellows from previous years.

Application Form 2015-16 (.doc)