CCRT Scholarships to young artistes: Apply by December 5
Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has invited entries under the scheme for the award of scholarships to young artistes in different cultural fields.
This Scheme seeks to give assistance to young artistes of outstanding promise for advanced training within India in the field of
(i) Indian Classical Music: Classical Hindustani Music (Vocal and Instrumental) Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental etc.)
(ii) Indian Classical Dance/ Dance Music: Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi Dance/ Music, Manipuri Dance/ Music, Thangta, Gaudiya Nritya, Chhau Dance/ Music, Sattriya dance
(iii) Theatre: Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting, direction, etc., but excluding play writing and research; Mime (iv) Visual Arts: Graphics, Sculpture, Painting, Creative Photography, Pottery & Ceramics, etc (v) Folk, Traditional and Indigenous Arts: Puppetry, Folk Theatre, Folk dances, Folk Songs, Folk Music, etc.
(vi) Light Classical Music: Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Qawali, Ghazal, Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style, etc.; Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad.
There are 400 scholarships available for the current near. The duration of scholarship will be two 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 travelling, books, art material or other equipment and tuition or training charges, if any.
Eligibility: Applicants should be Indian Nationals and should not be less than 18 years and not more than 25 years as on 1 Apriln2019. They should have an adequate general education to pursue their training effectively and must give evidence of their desire to make the pursuit of their training effectively. Applicant must have already acquired a degree of proficiency in the chosen field, as the scholarships are meant for advanced training and not for beginners. Applicant 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. Candidates should have an adequate knowledge in the connected arts/ disciplines.
Applications can be submitted online at http://www.ccrtindia.gov.in/SYA-2019-20.php, latest by 5 December 2019. Details of the scheme are also available here.