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Scholarship to Young Artists

Scope

This Scheme seeks to give assistance to young artistes of outstanding promise for advanced training within India in the field of Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance, Theatre, Mime, Visual art, Folk, Traditional and Indigenous Arts and Light Classical Music.

Total Number of Scholarships 400

Subjects/Fields in which Scholarships can be awarded

  • Indian Classical Music
  • Classical Hindustani Music (Vocal and Instrumental) Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental etc.)
  • Indian Classical Dance/ Dance Music
  • Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi Dance/ Music, Manipuri Dance/ Music, Thangta, Gaudiya Nritya, Chhau Dance/ Music, Sattriya dance.
  • Theatre
  • Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting, direction, etc., but excluding playwriting and research.
  • Mime.
  • Visual Arts
  • Graphics, Sculpture, Painting, Creative Photography, Pottery & Ceramics, etc.
  • Folk, Traditional and Indigenous Arts
  • Puppetry, Folk Theatre, Folk dances, Folk Songs, Folk Music, etc.( An indicative list can be seen at Para 10 ‘Note’)
  • Light Classical Music
    • Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Qawali, Ghazal,
    • Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style, etc.
    • Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad.

Duration of Scholarship

The duration of scholarship will be 2 years.

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.

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.

Each scholar will be paid Rs. 5000/- per month for a period of two years to cover his/ her living expenses on traveling, books, art material or other equipment and tuition or training charges, if any.

Mode of application

To apply for the scholarship, click here.

Source: Ministry of Culture



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