Karnataka

Sri Nilakanteshwara Natya Seva Sangha (Ninasam)

Grant Period: Over one year

For updating and digitising a database on performance spaces in Karnataka. The updated database will contain information on the location of each space, the nature of its stage and auditorium, its seating capacity, rental details, spatial dimensions, the types of other spaces attached to it, and equipment available. The database will be available to theatre groups, students of theatre and research scholars on a CD and will eventually be uploaded onto a website.

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Grant Period: Over three years

For the development of teaching methods based on the visual arts to improve the character of classroom interactions and enhance the quality of elementary education in Chamarajnagar district, Karnataka. A team of educationists, researchers and art educators will build on the local community’s understanding of the arts and the crafts economy of neighbourhood villages to generate a curriculum and develop new learning and teaching practices. In collaboration with village school teachers, the team will produce a resource book and tool kit to enable teachers to use the visual arts in the classroom.

Nakula Somana

Grant Period: Over six months

For an exploration, by two dancers, of the language of movement through the idioms of contemporary dance and ‘film dance’—dance seen in popular cinema—in order to understand where they intersect and how they differ. The process of collaborative creation of new work would be documented and shared in workshops and other teaching contexts.

Vimor Handloom Foundation

Grant Period: Over nine months

For researching and documenting the history and unique weaving technique of the Molkalmuru sari from the Chitradurga district of Northern Karnataka. The documentation is expected to facilitate the revival and marketing of simplified versions of the sari.

Centre for the Study of Culture and Society

Grant Period: Over two years

For developing an innovative, online graduate-level programme in cultural studies in collaboration with Kuvempu University. By designing new curricula, developing textbooks, organising workshops and offering online courses, the Centre will build new links with research and teaching institutions.

K S Nagarajan

Grant Period: Two years

For setting up a multi-indexed and computerised database of Carnatic music compositions, lyricists and composers.

Attakkalari Public Charitable Trust of Contemporary Performing Arts

Grant Period: Over three years

For developing and implementing a Dance-In-Education programme in Bangalore schools. The programme will introduce students from diverse economic and social backgrounds to contemporary dance and movement arts, train dance teachers and help develop a dance education curriculum.

Sharada Srinivasan

Grant Period: Over two years

For a study on the cultural and artistic significance of metallurgy in Indian antiquity, that would integrate technical, archaeological and art-historical perspectives. Archival research and fieldwork combined with photographic and video documentation will provide material for a book and lead to a script for a documentary film series.

Visthar

Grant Period: Over six months

For the dissemination of the collaborative work of visual artist C.F. John, dancer/choreographer Tripura Kashyap and photographer/visual artist T.M. Azis in the form of two art events: a photo-exhibition and a half-hour performance around a well, and an installation/performance in an art gallery.

T Pankajaksha

Grant Period: Over one year

For the completion of a manuscript and publication of a sourcebook in Kannada on important sculptural traditions in south India. The book is expected to reach sculptors across rural Karnataka through innovative dissemination strategies.

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