A r t D e m i c

16 June- 3 July


We were delighted to announce our open call for Portraiture on 16th June 2022. Portraiture is one of the oldest genres in art history, going back at least to ancient Egypt. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. But portraits have always been more than just a record. Portraits have the capability to portray more than just the likeness of a person. They tell us about the culture of the person, their psychology and even the wider cultural and societal context.

All creators were welcome to submit work; photographers, artists, illustrators, designers, and animators in any format; photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations, and animations to name a few. The deadline for submissions was 3rd July 2022.

We featured a curated selection of works every week. Nandita Basak was named the winner on 13th July 2022 and was awarded a micro-grant of Rs. 10,000.