Grant

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

Alakananda Nag

Grant Period: One year

For support towards a visual and written exploration of the idea of attachment in the minority community of Armenians in Kolkata. Using alternative photographic processes involving unique materials, this project seeks to bring a forgotten and almost extinct Armenian community to the forefront of discussions through a researched body of work. The outcomes of this project will be an exhibition / installation comprising documentary photographs of spaces and objects, negatives in the collections of the families and portraits of family members prepared using alternative photographic processes, a panel discussion as part of the exhibition, and a book containing photographs and essays. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be the photographs, books and still and video documentation of the exhibition / installation and the panel discussions. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees, materials, travel and accommodation, books and resource materials, stationery, studio hire, 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.

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.

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.

Dayasindhu Sakrepatna

Grant Period: Eight months

For the creation of a performance-work set within the frameworks of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music, that explores queer identities. Drawing on personal experiences, this work - titled Shiva - will trace the story of a young man and poet, coming out to his mother through a series of letters and poems that express fear, conviction, choice, and importantly, a deep longing for his mother’s acceptance.  Imagined as a series of iterative performances, this process seeks to be a platform that will trigger dialogues around issues such as alternative identities, relationships, gender, sexuality, masculinity, peer pressure and mob-violence. The outcome of this project will be a series of eight performances across Karnataka. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be photographs and video documentation of the process work and performance. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, travel and living, professional fees, rehearsal / performance space and studio hire, production, printing and publicity, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.   

Sumona Chakravarty

Grant Period: Eight months

For a series of workshops and an exhibition in the historic Chitpur locality of old Kolkata in collaboration with Nilanjan Das and Varshita Khaitan. This is a continuation of the ‘Chitpur Local’ project designed to reactivate the cultural life of this heritage locality, featuring eight artists in collaboration with residents, businesspersons, artists, craftspeople, the local police force and school students to create cultural experiences, innovative audience engagement and an online digital archive. The outcome of the project will be the workshops and a community exhibition. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be still and video documentation of the workshops and the exhibition. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, workshop material, documentation, travel, food, printing, publicity, professional fees for resource persons, and an accountant's fee. 


 

Aditi Maddali

Grant Period: One year and six months

This grant supports research to study the work songs of women in Telangana focusing on the Uyyala Paatalu songs, which are predominantly sung while working in the fields or as labour in the informal sector. The project will explore the socio-political and cultural relevance of the songs in the present context by looking at the subversive histories of participation of women in the people’s struggle of Telangana and their assertions against patriarchal and caste oppressions in the region. The outcome of this project and the Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be a film. Grant funds will cover equipment rental, professional fees, local travel and food, and an accountant’s fee. 

 

 

 

Bhagath Singh A

Grant Period: one year and six months

For research into the evolution and development of the Gaana music culture in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A popular form of music, practiced among the marginalised people of urban Chennai, Gaana in the recent years has become a powerful medium of socio-cultural and political expression. Through extensive documentation of the Gaana songs and the lives of its performers, and an indepth analysis of the content, this project attempts to study this form in the larger context of society, politics and culture of Chennai in particular and Tamil Nadu in general. The outcome of this project will be a series of essays / articles in Little magazines in Tamil. The research will eventually lead to a book. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be the essays and, video and still documentation from the project. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, food and accommodation, local travel, equipment rental, professional fees, books, materials and stationery and an accountant’s fee.  
 

Shikha Pandey

Grant Period: 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.

Deepti Navaratna

Grant Period: One year and six months

For research on the Royal Carnatic Orchestra of the Mysore Court, which continues to sustain its musical legacy as the Mysore Police Band today. It will trace the journey of the Orchestra from being ‘exotic’ during the colonial times of the nineteenth century to its current presence as an ignored ‘relic’ of the British Raj. Against the backdrop of socio-political and cultural transformations in South India, the project will also examine the ways in which the Band has been excluded from mainstream discourses to protect the culturally pristine image of Carnatic music. The outcome of this project will be a manuscript for a book. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be the manuscript, audio-visual footage of recordings and performances, and notations of the music of the Band. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees, travel and accommodation, equipment rental, fee to institutions for copying relevant documents and records, and an accountant’s fee.
 

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