How to make your request
Once you have decided that you would like us to work on a commission, please fill out the form below to help us start exploring and identifying your requirements.
A member of our staff will get back to you with further details on the possible available research foci, and to help you refine your request. Please note that we may ask you to request your referee to write to us endorsing your reasons for wishing to access our archive.
Once we have identified your specific requirements, we will send you a 250-350 word summary, at no extra cost. Once you have confirmed that the summary outlines your objectives accurately, we will initiate payment procedures after 24 hours.
We charge a nominal fee for this service. Please click here to see our table of fees to determine what might be applicable to you. Fees are both calculated and payable in INR. Details of payment methods and processing times, and cancellations & refunds are all available along with the fee chart.
CIViC’s unique collections on popular art and culture are an extraordinary resource containing thousands of images and multimedia clips from a variety of sources, including small but stellar private collections that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. In many of these cases, we have been granted exclusive permission to retain these images on our database, purely for research purposes. In addition, the majority of our digital images are backed up by authentic originals. The quality of our source material is therefore difficult to parallel within the popular art & culture field.
We make extensive use of sources such as mainstream publications, print journals and notable image banks. Our location in New Delhi also gives us access to some of the best libraries in the country. Our Fellows, who have been personally appointed by Dr. Jyotindra Jain, will also verify the contents of each essay with Dr. Jain before reaching it to you. Please visit our About page to learn more about the people who might be helping you with your request.