Arts Education

Nirmala Ravindran

Grant Period: Over one year

For the building of a pedagogy through theatre practice re-interpreting existing stories, as well as creating new ones, from the perspective of a child. This project will be undertaken with the children of the Government Primary School in Siddapura-Tubrahalli, Bengaluru.

Meeta Jain

Grant Period: Over one year

For the creation of an archive of lost traditions and rituals, through a mapping of the history and culture of Sulthanpet village. This project will be undertaken, in collaboration with Bakul Jani, with the children of the Government Primary School, Sulthanpet village, near Nandi Halli, Chikkaballapura.

Arpita R G

Grant Period: Over one year

For a series of comic strips and a calendar of community food recipes, using culinary practices that find their way into songs and stories. This project will be undertaken with children from the seventh standard, at a Government School in Ramalingapura, Bukkapatna, Shira, Tumkur.

Venkatesh G Naik

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For exploring the local Yakshagana form to help develop language and oratory skills among higher primary school students.

S Siddaraju

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For introducing local art forms such as Kolata and Tatva Pada to students in lower primary school to explore rhythmic patterns of poetry.

Rajeeva Gowda

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For working with students at the Kuvempu Centenary Government Higher Primary School to create a local integrated workbook on language and mathematics drawing from the children’s everyday life experiences.

Sadanand Byandoor

Grant Period: Over ten months

For facilitating a group of eighth and ninth standard pupils of the Government High School, Kundapur, Dakshina Kannada district, to explore all elements of poetry. The projects aims to draw up a selection of poems from within and outside the curriculum, to be read, de-constructed, analysed and understood. Experts from the field will be invited to help explore the possibility of translating the poems to performance pieces. The production will be showcased in the school for its extended community.

Kaladhar S

Grant Period: Over one year

For a series of arts-based interventions to encourage children to heighten their creative writing skills while developing visual sensibilities, leading to the production of a book by the pupils of the Government Higher Primary School, Kannamangala, Chikkaballapur district.

Ashok Thotnalli

Grant Period: Over six months

For facilitating a series of workshops on Doddata, a folk performance form of north Karnataka, for the children of the Government High School, Jakanapalli, Gulbarga. They will be conducted by local troupes who will be invited to the school for performances, presentations and discussion on a regular basis to train the children in all aspects of the form such as recitals, acting, costume and property design and stage craft among others. This will lead to a performance and an exhibition by the children for the local community.

Gururaj L

Grant Period: Over ten months

For the empowerment of students from a government school in the village of Gudadoor in Koppal District, Karnataka, to creatively link their process of learning in the classroom with the local folk-art traditions that they are immersed in. This approach to classroom pedagogy seeks to combat the corrosive influence of popular culture on the ethos of the school.

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