Scheme for Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields.

Category : Arts, Fine Arts

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This Scheme seeks to give assistance to young artistes of outstanding promise for advanced training within India. The following fields are considered for the shcolarships 1.Indian Classical Music 2. Classical Hindustani Music (Vocal and Instrumental) 3. Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental etc.) 4. Indian Classical Dance/ Dance Music . 5. Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi Dance/ Music, Manipuri Dance/ Music, Thangta, Gaudiya Nritya, Chhau Dance/ Music, Sattriya dance. 6. Theatre 7. Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting, direction, etc., but excluding playwriting and research. 8. Mime. 9. Visual Arts, Graphics, Sculpture, Painting, Creative Photography, Pottery & Ceramics, etc. 9. Folk, Traditional and Indigenous Arts 10. Puppetry, Folk Theatre, Folk dances, Folk Songs, Folk Music, etc.( An indicative list can be seen at Para 10 ?Note?) 11. Light Classical Music, Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Qawali, Ghazal, Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style, etc. 12. Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad.

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1.Total Number of Scholarships 400. 2. The Scholar will be required to undergo a rigorous training. Such training will include minimum of three hours a day for practice alone apart from the time spent for acquiring knowledge of the theory of the subject/field concerned and also an appreciation of the related disciplines. 3. The nature of training will be determined in each case after taking into consideration the previous training and background of the scholar. Normally, it will be in the nature of advance training under a Guru/ Master or in a recognized institution.

Scholarship Amount : 5000/- Per month

Scholarship Duration : 2 Years


Selection Criteria :

Candidates will be required to appear for an interview/ performance before an expert Committee. The date, time and venue of the interview/performance will be intimated to the candidates through e-mail given by the candidates in their online application. The selection will be made purely on merit.

Eligibility :

  • 1.
  • Candidates should be Indian Nationals.
  • 2.
  • Candidates should have an adequate general education to pursue their training effectively.
  • 3.
  • Candidates must give evidence of their desire to make the pursuit of their training effectively.
  • 4.
  • As the scholarships are meant for advanced training and not for beginners, candidates must have already acquired a degree of proficiency in the chosen field.
  • 5.
  • The candidate should have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their Guru/Institutes.
  • The Certificate to this effect in Part II of the Proforma duly signed by the present Guru / Institute and former Guru/ Institute (if any) should be submitted along with the application.
  • 6.
  • Candidates should have an adequate knowledge in the connected arts/ disciplines.
  • 7.
  • The candidate's age should not be less than 18 years and not more than 25 years as on 1st April of the year in which the application is being made.
  • Age relaxation is not permissible.

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