One of the focuses of PRAF is bridging the gap between the arts and the social space, and to cultivate new audiences for contemporary art. PRAF Publish was conceptualised to realize the production and publication of an artist book, selected from proposals received from artists by an independent jury. We realize that the print medium, vis a vis affordable artist books with larger print runs, has the potential for wide reach across domestic and public spaces as a form that allows readers to access, hold and handle artworks and there are several artists committed to the medium in the region but few resources that support the realization of such projects. It would also be a way to encourage visual artists to experiment with the format and tell stories that relate to their larger practice.

Prameya Art Foundation in association with Emami Art and Roli Books and our partners in South Asia, Britto Arts Trust (Bangladesh), Siddhartha Art Foundation (Nepal), Vasl Artists' Association (Pakistan), and Theertha International Artists' Collective (Sri Lanka) invites proposals for artist books from creative practitioners in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.