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Ministry of Culture's Initiative to Promote of Art and Culture

  • 30 Mar 2023
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The Ministry of Culture has implemented a Scheme to protect all genres of artists, including folk song artists, called the 'Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture'.

  • This scheme has three components that aim to support young artists, outstanding persons in different cultural fields, and those conducting cultural research.

What are the Components of the Scheme?

  • Award of Scholarships to Young Artists in Different Cultural Fields (SYA):
    • Provides a scholarship for a period of 2 years to selected beneficiaries in the age group of 18-25 years.
    • Candidates should have undergone training under any Guru or Institution for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Award of Senior/Junior Fellowships:
    • Senior Fellowship is provided to selected Fellows in the age group of 40 years and above for 2 years for cultural research.
    • Junior Fellowship is provided to selected Fellows in the age group of 25 to 40 for 2 years.
    • Up to 400 Senior & Junior Fellowships are awarded in one batch year.
  • Award of Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research (TNFCR):
    • Candidates are selected under two categories, Tagore National Fellowship and Tagore Research Scholarship, to work on cultural research by affiliation under different participating institutions in 4 different groups.
      • Selection of Fellows and Scholars is made by the National Selection Committee (NSC).
  • Additional Component:
    • Under the scheme of “Project Grants to Individuals for Research in the Performing Arts”, the Sangeet Natak Akademi provides financial assistance to individuals on recommendation of the Advisory Committee.

Source: PIB

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