Karnataka

David Farris

Grant Period: One year and six months

For research to study the collapse of the celluloid film distribution infrastructure in India at the wake of digital distribution. The project aims to capture the dynamic and complex histories across multiple film industries in India, in a rapidly changing environment. The outcome of the project will be an essay and a detailed set of notes on the present status of the film distribution system. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be the audio-visual recording of interviews, photographs, the essay and notes. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium,  travel and living, materials, professional fees for resource persons, and an accountant’s fee. 

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.

Ramgiri Police Patil

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with students from grades one to five of the Government Lower Primary school in Koganuru Village, Kalaburgi District. These children will be introduced to the cultivation process of tuver daal and its journey from ‘seed to market’/agriculture to marketing under the project titled Togariya Kanaja Kalaburgi. This year-long project will involve a series of workshops which include visiting farmlands at the various stages of cultivation and encouraging students to illustrate their experiences through drawings and stories. The outcome will be an exhibition. 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, documentation, material, travel, stationery, a closing ceremony, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anupama Gowda and Pavan Kumar

Grant Period: One year

For working with the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) in Bangalore, which has a rich collection of science and technology objects. For research towards a programme titled ‘The Mystery-Gen Gadgets’, which will constitute the history and technological development of early gadgets. Their study will focus on the design history of these gadgets; the cross-cultural perspectives connected with the design, production, use and disposal of these objects. The outcomes will include an exhibition, workshops and talks that will explore the role and future of gadgets in the contemporary moment. The Fellows’ deliverables to IFA with the final report will be images documenting the process, video recordings, texts, and a publication, if any.

Hansa Thapliyal and Jayachandra Varma

Grant Period: One year

For working with the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) in Bangalore, which has a rich collection of science and technology objects. For the creation of short theatrical performances with younger members of the Hyderabad-based theatre family-group Surabhi Naatak Mandali, that will make visible the scientific processes that are at work in their theatrical production and the diverse ways stagecraft is rooted in science. The outcomes will include a mini lecture-demonstration production in VITM, Bangalore followed by a workshop led by young members of Surabhi for an audience in Bangalore;  and short YouTube videos made with children about science in their theatre. The Fellows’ deliverables to IFA with the final report will be process images, audio/video recordings, and texts and publication, if any.

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