Organization : Ministry of Culture
Scholarships Name : Scholarships for Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields 2016 – 17 & 2017 – 18
Scholarships Last Date : 15TH December 2017
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Scholarships for Young Artistes :
** 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.
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Number : Total Number of Scholarships 400
How To Apply :
** Login to .indiaculture.nic.in
** Click on MoC Schemes Application.
** Click on Registration.
** Fill up the Registration Form.
** Get Username and Password for Login.
** Go to current scheme status.
** Click on the appropriate Scheme.
** Fill up the form and submit
Note : Please note that only ON-LINE Applications will be accepted
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.
** Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting, direction, etc., but excluding play writing and research.
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.( An indicative list can be seen at Para 10 ‘Note’)
6. Light Classical Music
** Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Qawali, Ghazal,
** Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style, etc.
** Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad.
Duration and Term of Scholarship :
** 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 traveling, books, art material or other equipment and tuition or training charges, if any.
Conditions of Eligibility :
** Candidates should be Indian Nationals.
** Candidates should have an adequate general education to pursue their training effectively.
** Candidates must give evidence of their desire to make the pursuit of their training effectively.
** 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.
** 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.
** Candidates should have an adequate knowledge in the connected arts/ disciplines.
** 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.
Documents to be submitted with application :
Following documents are required to be submitted along with the application (with photograph) at the time of Interview :
** One self-attested copy of Education Qualifications (Degrees, Diplomas etc.), experiences etc. In no case the original documents are to be attached.
** One self-attested copy of the Matriculation or equivalent certificate or other admissible evidence of age. (Other than Horoscope).
** One Passport size recent photograph.
** In the case of candidates applying for scholarship in the field of Painting, Sculpture and Applied Arts, they are required to come with self-attested copies of photograph of the Original works. The minimum qualification for Visual Arts is BFA or equivalent.
** Separate on line application should be submitted for each field, if the candidate wants to apply for more than one field.
** As the scholarships are awarded for advanced training, the candidates should have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their Gurus/Institutes. The certificates to this effect duly signed by the present Guru/ Institute and former Guru/ Institute (if any) should be submitted along with the application.
Selection Procedure & Responsibilities of the Selected Scholars :
** An Expert-Committee comprising experts in different fields duly constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, would interview all the shortlisted applicants on the basis of their applications and proposed programme of training to select the most meritorious among them. Candidates shortlisted for the interview will be asked to submit a hard copy of their application with all the required documents.
** The names of the candidates finally selected for the award of Scholarships under this Scheme will be posted on the websites of CCRT & the Ministry of Culture, after the selection process is completed and the selection is approved by the competent authority.
** If a candidate who is awarded Scholarship is found ineligible for it at any later stage, the Scholarship so awarded to him/her will be cancelled & money will also be recouped.
** The awardees will submit six-monthly progress reports. In cases, where such reports are not received on time, further releases of the Scholarship amount will be withheld.
** In the event of any legal dispute/proceedings concerning this scheme takes place, the matter will be dealt within the jurisdiction of Delhi High Court only.
** All awards sanctioned under the Scheme shall be disbursed at present by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India directly to the Awardees(s).
** Any change in the address may be given to the CCRT and Ministry of Culture in writing. While doing so subject/field of training, File No. (if any) should invariably be quoted.