Karnataka

Dayasindhu Sakrepatna

Grant Period: Eight months

For the creation of a performance-work work titled Shiva that explores queer identities. Based on personal experiences, this work will trace the story of a young man, a poet, coming out to his mother, through a series of letters and poems that express fear, conviction, choice, and a deep longing for his mother’s acceptance. The performance also seeks to draw on and challenge the tenets of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music as seen from a queer perspective. Imagined as an iterative creative series of performances, this process seeks to be a platform that will trigger dialogues around themes such as alternative identities, relationships, gender, sexuality, masculinity, peer-pressure, and mob-violence. The outcomes 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 travel and living, professional fees, rehearsal / performance space and studio hire, production, printing and publicity, documentation, honorarium 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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