Call for entries

Entries are now open for the 2019 competition

InsideOut Delhi invites LGBTQ artists who are citizens of India and resident in India to submit entries to the InsideOut Art Prize 2019 - Awakening.

The Art Prize, now in its second year, provides LGBTQ artists with the opportunity to be exhibited in India, and cash prizes including one lakh rupees for the winning artwork.

Interested in entering?

  • Complete an online registration form as soon as possible

  • Send us a high resolution photo of the artwork by Sept 30 2019

  • Finalists shortlisted will be announced by Oct 16 2019

  • If shortlisted, deliver your artwork to the warehouse in Delhi by Oct 20 2019

  • Winners will be announced on Nov 23 2019

  • Finalists’ works will be exhibited in Delhi from Nov 23 - Dec 7 2019


Theme for 2019

The theme for 2019 is ‘Awakening’. All entries MUST address the theme.

Awakening can signify independence and self-fulfilment, an increase in confidence and optimism, or a journey of self-reflection. It can be liberating and joyous, while simultaneously confusing and painful. It may mark the most significant moment in someone’s life, changing their perspective on identity, relationships, values and the future.

Waking from sleep, rousing from indifference, or growing to recognise the world around us, awakening may last only a few minutes yet permanently transform our lives.  

Entrants in this year’s competition are expected to explore the concept of awakening from their own experience of being LGBTQ in India.