Performing ArtsThe Sanskriti Pratishthan, a registered Public Charitable Trust based in New Delhi, has invited applications from young performing artists who wish to contribute towards enriching their respective art form, for its annual Sanskriti-Kalakriti Fellowship in Performing Arts.

Sanskriti Pratishthan has been working for the cultivation of an environment for the preservation and development of the artistic and cultural expressions not only of India but of the world as a whole.  Established in 1978, the Foundation perceives its role as that of a catalyst, in revitalizing cultural sensitivity in contemporary times.

Objective: The purpose of the Fellowship is to encourage young artists to develop their potential and enhance their skills through intensive practice and or incorporating different facets of their art.

If selected, the candidate will be required to take guidance from another senior guru and enhance the existing style. It would be a residency programme for a period of three months, which can be spread over a period of ten months. This will require the candidate to take consent from her current guru and the guru he/she would want to go to.

Terms: The duration of the Fellowship will be ten months. The grant of Rs. 50,000/- will be given in two instalments. The first instalment of Rs 25,000/- will be given at the commencement of the fellowship programme and a short mid-term progress report will be required. The second instalment will be given after the submission of the complete project report, when the fellow may be requested to give a dance recital.

Agreement: The applicant will have to sign an agreement with Sanskriti Pratishthan pertaining to a regular flow of work during the Fellowship period. The candidate should not be holding another Fellowship or working on any other project at the same time.
Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to Indian Nationals in the age group of 25 to 40. While this fellowship specially encourages women applicants, all proposals that further the
objectives of the program are welcome.

Applicant should have at least ten years of initial training in Indian classical dance. The fellow would be required to have given at least 2 to ­3 solo performances to his/her credit in recognized forums.

Application: Applicant should mail their two ­ page CV and a short synopsis of their project proposal of approximately 500 words explaining their project, to ‘Head Office, Sanskriti Foundation, C-11, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110 016’. Full postal and telephonic contact details together with any E-mail id should be submitted to facilitate contact. Few samples of previous work, project or performances should be submitted. The names and contact addresses/telephones of two referees should also be sent.

The application should bear the title 'Sanskriti - Kalakriti Fellowship' on the envelope when sent by post and in subject line if sent through email on

Applications are accepted round the year for the next year's fellowship.

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