Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

PDAF announces the Biggest Opportunity for the Emerging Artists of India

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Mumbai: It’s good news for the innovative and experimental group of Indian talent, who are contributing their best in the fields of arts! The Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) has announced the ‘Emerging Artist Contest’, to encourage talented artists by recognizing their work with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards in the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Print Making, Installations, and Photography. 

The awards are specific to each State and therefore 18 individuals will be awarded in each of India’s 30 States, amounting to a total of 540 awards. In addition, the Foundation will present 18 awards on an all-India basis; one of them being the coveted ‘Emerging Artist Award for 2015.’ The winner of this award will be felicitated and given the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at a prominent art gallery in Mumbai, with all expenses paid for by the foundation. Furthermore, the winning artists will be showcased on the internet, in the ‘Directory of Emerging Artists’, that will be created by the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, along with a yearbook for the same.

AWARDS & PRIZES

Rs. 1 Crore Prizes for the Emerging Artists!
All India PDAF Prizes
Category

Category

Category


Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.
Painting
Ceramics
Installation
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Sculpture
Printmaking
Photography
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Special All India Prizes
Dr. K. Anji Reddy Prize for best Installation All India of Rs. 2 lacs.
Bajaj Electricals Ltd. Prize for best Painting All India of Rs. 2 lacs
JehangirSabavala Prize for best Stylized Landscape Painting Rs. 25000
K H Ara Prize for best Still Life Painting Rs. 25000
M F Hussain Prize for best Stylized Figure Painting Rs. 25000
PrafullaDahanukar Prize for best Abstract Painting Rs. 25000
V A Mali Prize for best Portrait Painting  Rs. 25000
Ramesh Pateria Prize for best Marble Sculpture Rs. 25000
S M Dahanukar Prize for best Fine Art Wedding Photograph Rs. 25000

PDAF Prizes in the States of:
Central Zone
East Zone
West Zone
Chattisgarh
Bihar
Goa
Madhya Pradesh
Jharkhand
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Odisha
Maharashtra
Uttar Pradesh
Sikkim


West Bengal

North Zone
North East Zone
South Zone
Chandigarh
Arunachal Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Delhi
Assam
Karnataka
Haryana
Manipur
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Puducherry
Jammu & Kashmir
Mizoram
Tamil Nadu
Punjab
Nagaland
Telengana
Uttarkhand
Tripura


PDAF States Prizes
Category

Category

Category


Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.
Painting
Ceramics
Installation
Gold
45000
Gold
20000
Gold
20000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000
Sculpture
Printmaking
Photography
Gold
20000
Gold
20000
Gold
20000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000






Metro Cities Prizes for Painting Category

Ahmedabad
Rs. 1,10,000

Bangaluru
Rs. 1,10,000

Chennai
Rs. 1,10,000

Delhi
Rs. 1,10,000

Hyderabad
Rs. 1,10,000

Indore
Rs. 1,10,000

Kolkata
Rs. 2,10,000

Mumbai
Rs. 1,10,000

 



The Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) is a registered charity trust founded in memory of the award winning Indian painter and artist PrafullaDahanukar. The Foundation finds benefactors amongst the top artists of India and is effectively a fund for the artists, by the artists. “The purpose of the initiative is to create a strong network amongst the artists’ community, simultaneously recognizing and publicizing the works of talented & emerging artists from every part of India,”said Dilip Dahanukar, husband of the late Prafulla Dahanukar, and trustee, PDAF, while talking about this had this program.


Artists interested in applying for these awards can check the details on: www.prafullafoundation.com

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