The CHARLES WALLACE INDIA TRUST(CWIT) is an arts, heritage conservation and humanities scholarship fund.
Established in 1981 CWIT was funded from the estate of Charles William Wallace.
Wallace was born in Calcutta in 1855 and died in London in 1916. His business interests in India and South Asia flourished and he believed his modest fortune should benefit the people among whom he had made it.
CWIT enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.
CWIT is an English charity with four trustees- Ingval Maxwell formerly of Historic Scotland, Dr Yasmin Khan of Oxford University, Caroline Douglas Head of Arts Council Collection, Colin Perchard former Director India British Council (nominated by the British Council). The Secretary is Richard Alford, former Director Italy British Council. Details, including CWIT’s accounts and lists of grants awarded, can be seen via the Charity commission website. Enter Charles Wallace India Trust in the Search box, scroll down to Accounts and click on the desired year.
Deadlines, Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines vary . For details follow links for specific awards.
British Council will facilitate and advise but the cost of a visa must be borne by you.
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from 3 months to maximum 1 year (fees, living costs and contribution to international fares)
Fellowships 2-3 months at specific host institutions (living costs and contribution to international fares)
up to three weeks (contribution to in UK costs)
( up to £1000)
CWIT supports two artists residencies. One, jointly with INLAKS/Shivdasani Foundation, at Gasworks in London. The other at Spike Island in Bristol, a large complex of recently refurbished studios. Applications direct to Gasworks and Spike Island please
- Nehru Trust for the India Collections & CWIT - British Museum International Training Programme - Royal Court International Summer School
CWIT supports two young writers on this well established and popular summer school in Edinburgh, one on the the Creative Writing programme and the other on the Text and Context programme. Please go to the website for more information and guidance on how to apply www.summer-school.hss.ed.ac.uk/suiss/
CWIT supports an Indian participant in this prestigious summer school for young playwrights.