Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the awardee of the first edition of VM Salgaocar Emerging Artist Grant 2022.
The grant is aimed at providing funding & support to young artists based in Goa contributing to the advancement of their research, practice and production.
We received twenty-two applications who underwent an interview process and after much scrutiny, we have selected Kalpit Gaonkar as the awardee for edition one. The grantee will participate in a series of learning opportunities that include training, networking, and promotion.
Kalpit Gaonkar’s work involves the process of archiving his personal, cultural and social heritage and surroundings, using it to invoke a more global and universal voice.
He bears an emotional affinity with the cultural history of his native place and roots in Goa. His practice attempts at keeping the history alive into his narration of the past in the present, documenting it for the future. He observes, studies, documents, executes and translates the dying cultural and social history in his audio/visual language, juxtaposing biographical and universal concerns.