Vasl Artists’ Association launched a Vasl research grant in 2018 to a qualifying resident of Taaza Tareen Residency. 

The Vasl Research Grant is designed to be awarded to emerging visual artists who are diligent in their work, committed to their practice and show an avid interest in building close ties with the art community. Vasl recognizes that emerging artists are in need of support, allowing their practices to take risks and explore dynamic routes to forge a unique career path for themselves. Recipients will have the opportunity to build relationships with varied engaging individuals and with the Vasl network and a solo exhibition at  the prestigious Canvas Gallery, Karachi.

From 2018 onward, Canvas Gallery will host the culminating exhibition of the Vasl Research Grant.

From 2019 – 2021, Khurram Kasim Art Foundation will sponsor the year long Vasl Research Grant. KKAF has been established to provide a platform that supports all forms of artistic expressions from and within Pakistan.

Vasl-KKAF Research Grant

Hamid Ali Hanbhi

Vasl Research Grant

Mujtaba Asif

About Canvas Gallery

Established in 1999 in Karachi, Canvas Gallery is committed to the discovery, support, development and promotion of the art and artists from Pakistan. Canvas is the leading space for emerging and established artists to showcase their works. 

About KKAF

Khurram Kasim Art Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, launched in 2017, created by Karachi based art collector Khurram Kasim. Through educational programs, residencies, grants and events, KKAF seeks to facilitate and foster cultural exchange and dialogue between local and international artistic practices and art networks.