Grant

Meeta Jain

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with students of Government Primary School, Sulthanpet village, Devanahalli Taluk, Chikkaballapura District to explore how the school can become a centre for reflections on local traditions, through activities such as plays, storytelling and performances at the Kalyani or sacred pond of the temple. This project, in collaboration with Jayant Gopal, is an extension of Meeta's earlier project titled Sense of Placeness, also supported by IFA. The outcomes will be an exhibition and a public performance. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, a workshop, travel, an exhibition, and an accountant’s fee.

Alice Agarwal

Grant Period: One year

For working with the Archaeology Museum in Deccan College, Pune, which has a rich collection of antiquities and specimens sourced from excavations and explorations carried out across India over the decades. This fellowship supports the research towards the curation of a series of public events around the museum collections, with the intention of making the museum a space social space – one that will encourage people to think, talk, communicate, meet, learn, and enjoy, which will also be supported by a strong online presence. The outcomes will include an experiential exploration of some of the museum galleries, a series of interactive events designed for an audience of all age-groups, an exhibition, talks, and an online presence that will aim to create a virtual community. The Fellow’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be images of the process, audio/video recordings, texts, and a publication, if any.

Gundurao Desai

Grant Period: one year

For a wide-ranging engagement and workshops with seventh grade students of Government Model Higher Primary School, Maski, Raichur District to introduce them to the short stories of Masti Venkatesha Iyengar and enable them to write their own. The outcome of the grant will be a publication. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops, and the publication. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, a workshop, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, publication, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Baby Biradar

Grant Period: one year

For a series of workshops for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students of the Government High School, Muchalamba, Bidar District that integrates geometry and art by using different forms of visual art, folk stories and theatre games. The outcomes will be a performance and a publication. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops, audio video recording of the performance, and the publication. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, a workshop, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, production, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Gangappa S L

Grant Period: one year

For a series of workshops for sixth and seventh grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Alkeri Gauliwada, Uttara Kannada District to help them develop an appreciation for literary art practices to document stories of their nomadic Marathi communities. The outcome of this grant will be a publication. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops, and the publication. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, publication, travel,  and an accountant’s fee.

Dandappagoud I Patil

Grant Period: one year

For a series of workshops for eighth grade students of the Government High School, Ankalagi, Kalaburgi District to develop literary arts practices, enabling them to document their personal narratives as monologues—Nanna Swagatagalu. The outcome of this grant will be a publication. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops, and the publication. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, a publication, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Kotresha B

Grant Period: one year

For a series of workshops for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from all schools located in Pagada Dinni, Raichur District to introduce them to different styles of journalistic writing. The outcomes of the grant will be four publications of Pencil, a student’s newspaper. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops, and the publications. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Mohan Kumar N

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a wide-ranging engagement and workshops with fifth, sixth and seventh grade students of the Government Higher Primary  School, Hulasogi, Haveri district to introduce them to Kolata--a popular stick dance form of Karnataka. The outcome will be a series of performances. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops and an audio video recording of the performance. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, a workshop, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, production, travel and an accountant’s fee.

Savita Uday

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a series of storytelling sessions for fifth, sixth and seventh grade students of the Government Primary School in Angadibail, Uttara Kannada district, involving teachers and members of three tribal communities in Gokarna–Ankola region. The project aims to document and revitalise disappearing oral traditions of the communities, while creating a deeper and richer learning experience for the students by connecting their classroom learning to their own contexts.  The outcomes of this project will be an illustrated storybook and audio and textual documentation of the stories leading to an exhibition in the school. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include the illustrated storybook, audio and textual documentation of the stories along with video and still documentation of the process and the exhibition. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees, travel, printing, accommodation, an exhibition, stationery and an accountant’s fee.

Chandrappa Sobati

Grant Period: One year and six months

For wide-ranging engagements and workshops with seventh, eighth and ninth grade students of the Government High School, Hiremanakatti, Haveri district to introduce them to the songs of Dollu Kunita–a popular drum-dance form of Karnataka and its applications in the school curriculum. The outcome will be a performance. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs from the workshops and an audio video recording of the performance. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, workshop, professional fees for resource persons, documentation, production, travel and an accountant’s fee.

Geeta K H

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with 18 students of the Government Lower Primary School, Yelagudige, Chikkamagalur Taluk, Chikkamagalur District, to introduce them to Kolata and Kasuti Kale –two art forms of the Banjara community. The children will learn to connect these forms with their curriculum subjects, primarily Mathematics and Science. The outcomes will be stage performances and an exhibition by the students. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, workshops, a performance, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.

Jalajakshi K D

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with sixth grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Kolcharu, Sullia Taluk, Mangalore District to explore texts from the school syllabus and interpret them through theatrical performances in Kannada and English. The outcome will be a stage performance which will be presented at two to three school venues in the neighbourhood. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, travel, stationery, costumes and music, a workshop, a performance, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.

Ravichandra D

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with students across grades of Government Higher Primary School, Malkapura, Maski Taluk, Raichur District to explore texts from the school syllabus through the interpretation of folks songs of the region. This engagement will also work towards documentation, a publication, and a folk theatre performance, Janapada Sambhrama. The outcome will be a stage performance which will be presented at two to three school venues in the neighbourhood. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs of the performance, a copy of the publication, and a 10-12 minute audio-visual documentation. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, a publication, a performance, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.

Praveen

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with eighth grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Kukkarahalli, Mysore, Mysore District with the public library. Students will be encouraged to read and explore the library and their syllabus by accessing the short stories, novels, and poetry by writers mentioned in the ‘Further References’ section in their text books. They will be encouraged to develop and inculcate a culture of reading by making the library a familiar and friendly space for gaining knowledge. The outcome will be a series of performances. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, travel, documentation, stationery and an exhibition, and an accountant’s fee.

Sankannavar Shankarappa Ramappa

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with fifth, sixth and seventh grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Mugali, Ron Taluk, Gadag District to learn the original folk songs of Lavani and Geegi Pada, on subjects such as earth, water, health, freedom fighters, and national leaders. In addition, these students will be encouraged to engage in writing and singing select poems and stories from their text books in the style of these folk songs. The outcome will be a series of performances. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, an exhibition, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.

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