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Central Govt. Scheme to provide Financial Assistance to Foreign Artistes to learn Indian Culture

Central Govt. Scheme to provide Financial Assistance to Foreign Artistes to learn Indian Culture

scheme April 20, 2016 9 Views

Name of the scheme: Financial Assistance to Foreign Artistes and Cultural Professionals to study and/or learn Indian Culture (Intangible Cultural Heritage) in any form

Purpose: The scheme provides support to foreign artists to learn under independent gurus or schools/ institutions of repute, Indian dance, drama, music, etc. For this purpose the foreign artists will be entitled to a lump sum grant-in-aid amount for expenditure towards course fee, and/or stipend as decided from time to time to cover local expenses and return air-fare on successful completion of the training.

Target/ Benefit:

  • Foreign artists who take up study in India in the field of music, dance, drama, etc. of their choice at individual gurus or recognized institutions teaching the same.
  • The foreign artists/students should be interested in learning the art form of their choice and should have already chosen a supervisor (guru/institution) in India who would be ready to teach the artistes.
  • These artists will be supported for maximum of two years and they could then act like vehicles of transmitting Indian culture to different territories of the world.

Eligibility:

  • Only individuals /citizens of foreign countries interested in learning any form of Indian art would be eligible to apply.
  • The applicant should have identified the Guru/Institution from where he/she wishes to learn and should have an acceptance from the said Guru/Institution to teach him/her.
  • The individuals should have a letter of offer/recommendation/ approval inviting the applicant to the course from the Guru/Institution/Host Organization.
  • The applicant should have the means or resources to bear expenditure over and above the amount of financial assistance.

Quantum of Assistance:

  • The grant would cover expenditure towards the travel cost on actual basis subject to a maximum amount of Rs 75,000/- (international airfare from the applicantΓÇÕs home country to India), course fee and/or stipend to cover local expenses for a maximum of two years.
  • The financial assistance would be a maximum of Rs. 20,000/- per month for meeting the expenditure of the course fee and/or stipend as ascertained from the concerned Guru/Institution, up to be decided and approved by the Committee.
  • In case, where tee artist is staying with the Guru/Institution, payment of accommodation charges/stipend would be given as per the recommendations of the Guru/Institution, subject to a maximum period of 2 years.
  • On successful completion of the course/ training and issue of a certificate to this effect by the guru/institute, the applicant would also be entitled for return airfare (economy class as per actuals subject to a maximum of Rs. 75,000/-, it includes both side air fare.).

How to apply? 

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