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Award Of Scholarships To Young Artists In Different Cultural Fields

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The scheme “Award of Scholarships to Young Artists in Different Cultural Fields” was launched by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. This scheme seeks to give assistance to young artists 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.
Subjects/Fields in which Scholarships can be awarded:
  1. Indian Classical Music - Classical Hindustani Music (Vocal and Instrumental), Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental, etc.)
  2. Indian Classical Dance/ Dance Music - Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi Dance/ Music, Manipuri Dance/ Music, Thangta, Gaudiya Nritya, Chhau Dance/ Music, Sattriya dance.
  3. Theatre - Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting, direction, etc., but excluding playwriting and research. Mime.
  4. Visual Arts - Graphics, Sculpture, Painting, Creative Photography, Pottery & Ceramics, etc.
  5. Folk, Traditional, and Indigenous Arts - Puppetry, Folk Theatre, Folk dances, Folk Songs, Folk Music, etc.
  6. Light Classical Music -
a) Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Qawali, Ghazal,
b) Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style, etc.
c) Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad.
Terms of Scholarship:
  1. 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 advanced training under a Guru/Master or in a recognized institution.
  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.
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