Grant

Shikha Pandey

Grant Period: over one year

For working with the collections of ‘Mann Maps’ at the Kalakriti Archives in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Kalakriti Archives house the largest collection of maps in India. Shikha will conduct research on these maps of Hyderabad city commissioned by the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1908 after the devastating floods in the city, which were created under the supervision of Leonard Munn, the chief inspector of mines under the Nizam regime. The research aims at studying both the idea of map-making and cartography on the one hand, and the interaction between the map and its user on the other, in an attempt to understand the human experience of maps. The outcomes could include a video art installation, a publication, workshops, talks and events through the fellowship period.

Centre For Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)

Grant Period: over seven months

For the creation of a multi-media exhibition, a seminar and performances centred around the archived collection of music and papers of the Senia gharana exponent, Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury.  The rich collection that includes the published and unpublished writings of Birendra Kishore, his personal notebooks, music ephemera and photographs will enable critical dialogues around music pedagogy, archiving and engaging with archival materials for musical experimentations. The seminar also aims to foreground regional perspectives in the understanding and writing of music histories. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be still and video documentation of the exhibition, seminar and performances, and the papers that will be presented at the seminar. 

Bhavin Shukla

Grant Period: over one year

For working with the Delhi Visual Archive housed in the Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK), Ambedkar University, Delhi. The Delhi Visual Archive is a repository of the visual history of Delhi, from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which includes a current holding of 4,500 digitised photographs. This fellowship supports research towards an understanding of community, gender and space and, the changing relationship between an ‘image’ or representation and a built environment, all of which will lead to a physical exhibition titled ‘Delhi Dialogues: A Conversation between People and the City’. The outcomes will include a physical exhibition that will tour two cities, public programmes which include an online dialogue/ web presence, community workshops, city walks, speculative storytelling, lectures and field trips. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the final report will be images, audio recordings, texts, and a publication.

Vaibhavi Kowshik

Grant Period: over one year

For working with the Delhi Visual Archive housed in the Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK), Ambedkar University, Delhi. The Delhi Visual Archive is a repository of the visual history of Delhi, from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which includes a current holding of 4,500 digitised photographs. This fellowship supports research which will lead to an interactive virtual exhibition with both experiential visual and audio inputs. In addition, the grantee will create public programmes through the use of memory pods, using an app and the website, aimed to connect different communities and members of families with each other and, with the Centre for Community Knowledge. The outcomes will include a virtual exhibition and the installation of memory pods. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the final report will be images, audio recordings, the memory pod/app activation, and a publication.

Koyna Tomar

Grant Period: over one year

For working with the Delhi Visual Archive housed in the Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK), Ambedkar University, Delhi. The Delhi Visual Archive is a repository of the visual history of Delhi, from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which includes a current holding of 4,500 digitised photographs. This fellowship supports research that will lead to an online visual exhibition which will use various vantage points in the city to explore life around it. In addition to the exhibition, the grantee will also collect metadata for images/collections, which will become an important resource for future projects at the Delhi Visual Archive. The outcome will be a virtual exhibition. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the final report will be images, audio recordings, texts, and a publication.

Gundurao Desai

Grant Period: over 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. 

Baby Biradar

Grant Period: over 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.

Gangappa S L

Grant Period: over 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 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.

Dandappagoud I Patil

Grant Period: over 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—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.

Kotresha B

Grant Period: over 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.

Rekha Konsam

Grant Period: over one year and six months

For research that enquires into the Raseshori Pala of the Sankirtan tradition of Manipur to draw attention to certain aspects of Vaishnavism and its devotional expression through the contribution of women. The project will explore roles of women as custodians for maintaining and carrying forward this artistic tradition. The outcome of this project will be a monograph. 

Aruna Bavimane

For a folk-artist to use an in-depth participant-trainer method with the fifth to seventh grade students of the Government Model Higher Primary School, Goppenahalli, Davanagere District, to engage them in the diverse understandings of Veeragase, a folk arts form that is rapidly fading from the cultural life of Karnataka. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a ten to twelve minute video document of the entire project.

Maraa

Grant Period: over four months

For support towards a set of workshops and a 30-day reconnaissance journey on train for a group of artists in an attempt to gather diverse perspectives around identity in the country. The journey will cover four locations across the country through the route Bangalore - Dhemaji – Srinagar – Perambavoor – Bangalore; and involve performances, performative interactions and interviews with fellow passengers and the crew of the train. The outcome of this project is a broad performance structure, which will serve as the basis for developing the project further on another journey by train scheduled for later this year. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be documentation of the processs in the form of stills, videos or sketches made during the journey.

Unnikrishnan K

Grant Period: over one year

For a series of workshops in visual arts and storytelling, to connect students and the local community, at the Government Primary school in Manipal, Udupi, to issues related to the environment in their immediate surroundings. The outcome will be an exhibition. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a ten to twelve minute video document of the entire project.

Sarbjit Sen

Grant Period: over one year

For an artist to create a graphic narrative that explores the tumultuous history of leftist rule in Bengal and its collapse in 2011. The project attempts to understand the formation of the middleclass mindscape during this time and the challenges it faces in the current political context. It aims to analyse multiple marginal voices from the fractured histories, with autobiographical reference points to the artist’s own life. The outcome of the grant will be a book. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be rough sketches, photographic and textual documentation and the manuscript of the book.

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