Grant

Nirmala Ravindran

Grant Period: Over one year

For the building of a pedagogy through theatre practice re-interpreting existing stories, as well as creating new ones, from the perspective of a child. This project will be undertaken with the children of the Government Primary School in Siddapura-Tubrahalli, Bengaluru.

Gangadhara Naik

Grant Period: over ten months

For designing a series of workshops for the sixth grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Gandhinagar, on appreciating the forms of poetry known as Chutuku, Kathana and Ashaya.

Ganapathi Hoblidhar

Grant Period: over ten months

For support to organise a series of arts and afterschool programmes, as extended engagements for students, between the fourth and ninth grade, who have migrated from other states. UsingYakshagana, poetry, dance, theatre and forms of visual arts, the project seeks to encourage self-directed learning while dealing with displacement.

Gururaj L

Grant Period: over ten months

For a grant to extend his earlier project, where students across grades in the school will work towards a folk theatre performance. While the students will learn various art forms from local artists and communities they live with, this project will bring together the entire school – the teachers, parents and school administration – to strengthen the relationship between the school experience and community lives.

Lakshminarayana T

Grant Period: over ten months

For the creation of a supportive environment for the eighth and ninth grade Urdu speaking local students, to develop positive self-identity through studying their own histories, and cultures through the literary arts, music and visual arts. The non local students will also be encouraged to participate, in order to appreciate the culture within which the school functions.

Subbulakshmi S

Grant Period: over ten months

For a grant for integrating 'Talk Story', a storytelling process, by which students and teachers, as learners from the first to the seventh grade, will incorporate their personal life experiences with the content of study in classrooms. This will enable them to grasp the meaning and relevance of the curriculum to their everyday lives.

Vanitha R

Grant Period: over ten months

For the building of a pedagogic process for students between the eight and tenth grade, through the principles and application of design practice, using materials from textbooks, vibrant art forms in the locality, and the natural environment where the school is located. This project seeks to instill the ability to think through problems, and seek solutions using the discipline of design.

Annappa Ontimalagi

Grant Period: Over six months

For a grant to introduce a research based experience of exploring history for a higher primary school, by conducting one such study of a local chieftain by the name Shivappa Nayaka in Shivamogga district, Karnataka.

Ramesh Narayanarao

Grant Period: over one year

For support towards a series of exercises in the visual arts – drawing, painting and design – and storytelling, to sensitise the students to their environment.  This project will be undertaken with forty students, from the sixth and seventh grades of the Government Model Primary School, in Hesaraghatta, Bangalore. 

Sahana P

Grant Period: over one year

For support towards workshops engaging with the medium of street theatre, to sharpen the students’ thinking about their contexts, and build social and self-management skills. She will work with eighty students, from standards eighth to tenth, of the Sardar Patel Memorial Higher Secondary and High School in Hospet, Bangalore. 

S Siddaraju

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For introducing local art forms such as Kolata and Tatva Pada to students in lower primary school to explore rhythmic patterns of poetry.

Venkatesh G Naik

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For exploring the local Yakshagana form to help develop language and oratory skills among higher primary school students.

Blaise Joseph and Atreyee Day

Grant Period: Over nine months

For the creation of a series of art-based experiential learning modules that are exploratory and open ended in nature where the child and the teacher become co-learners, at the Government Primary School, Vijayanagar in Belgaum.

Gitanjali Sarangan

Grant Period: Over nine months

For the creation of an inclusive programme for thirty pupils of the Puttenahalli Government School and their community, which will make use of creative interventions to build awareness about the environment and water conservation in their neighbourhood.

Ashok Thotnalli

Grant Period: Over six months

For facilitating a series of workshops on Doddata, a folk performance form of north Karnataka, for the children of the Government High School, Jakanapalli, Gulbarga. They will be conducted by local troupes who will be invited to the school for performances, presentations and discussion on a regular basis to train the children in all aspects of the form such as recitals, acting, costume and property design and stage craft among others. This will lead to a performance and an exhibition by the children for the local community.

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