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South Asia Incubator

The South Asia Incubator Program is designed to create a platform for emerging and mid-career visual practitioners from across South Asia to engage with professionals and institutions from around the world who are committed to working in more inclusive ways. It attempts to create more North-South, South-South and other planetary alignments and pathways for collaboration, sharing and learning.    

 PhotoKTM invites a group of Partner Institutions and a strong talent pool of visual practitioners from across South Asia to spend 5 days with each other in Kathmandu from 25 Feb – 1 March 2023. Each Partner Institution appoints a Mentor who is a curator, photo editor, programmer, publisher. They attend the Incubator in Kathmandu and get to spend time with the participants and learn more about their work, the socio- economic/political/cultural contexts in which they work, offer general mentorship on how to grow their practice, approach grants, develop collaborations, networks and navigate professional ecosystems. 

Emerging and mid-career visual practitioners with at least 2-5 strong bodies of work, from across South Asia, are encouraged to apply. Participants are selected through an open call. Selection jury will include PhotoKTM team and some of the Incubator Mentors.                                                

Here is a video from the 2018 program. 

Call for applications soon!