Karnataka

Mallesh M

Grant Period: Over one year

For a drama teacher from the village of Kalghatgi in Dharwad district to create awareness about the social and cultural issues that surround the school and the community, with emphasis on female absenteeism and child marriage.

Gitanjali Sarangan

Grant Period: Over nine months

For the creation of an inclusive programme for thirty pupils of the Puttenahalli Government School and their community, which will make use of creative interventions to build awareness about the environment and water conservation in their neighbourhood.

Blaise Joseph and Atreyee Day

Grant Period: Over nine months

For the creation of a series of art-based experiential learning modules that are exploratory and open ended in nature where the child and the teacher become co-learners, at the Government Primary School, Vijayanagar in Belgaum.

Prakash Garud

Grant Period: Over one year

For research into the history and development of the 200-year-old Doddata performance tradition in Karnataka by tracing how it changed in response to influences from the Parsi theatre and subsequently, the Company theatre traditions.

Navin Thomas

Grant Period: Over one year

For a book-making project tentatively titled ‘Bangalore Photo City: Lost and Found’, which reconstructs a ‘found’ history of 1960s-80s Bangalore drawing upon 2,00,000 photo negatives salvaged from a scrap yard. The negatives will also be digitized and hosted on a suitable server to make them publicly accessible for future research or artistic work.

Dr. Ningu Solagi

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For research towards a publication on homegrown games played by children between the ages of three and six. 

Gundappa Goudgolu

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For facilitating a series of visual arts appreciation workshops for all the students of a school (Classes Eight, Nine and Ten). He will collaborate with a visual arts college and local artists to design and execute the grant.

Shanthamani H B

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For a series of workshops with teachers from a school, which are expected to sensitise them to theatre education and expose them to the process adopted by the grantee as she works with them to realise a school production. Following the workshop, a smaller group of interested teachers will adapt a school text and co-direct plays in the school. The final productions will be shared with the school community.

Akkamahadevi LS and Shivanayak Dhore

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For exploration of their local Jatres (traditional fairs) with students and peers. These grants will enable teachers to re-introduce Jatres around them as a storehouse of living traditions and relate them to a more rooted understanding of its relevance and help students contextualize the experience to their school texts. Engaging in an explorative journey through the eighteen months, they will document and also re-construct a Jatre within the school to celebrate with the village community.

Suresh Kumar G

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For collaboration with young artists to video document the work of 180 contemporary visual artists in and around Bangalore. These videos will be uploaded on a website, circulated to regional art schools across Karnataka as a monthly DVD magazine, and screened every two weeks in Bangalore.

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