New Delhi, Aug 10: The Government is implementing Scheme of ‘Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields’ for advanced training in the field of Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance, Theatre, Mime, Visual Art, Folk, traditional and indigenous Art and Light Classical Music.
Under the Scholarship Scheme up to 400 scholarships are given every year to selected Young Artistes in the age group of 18-25 years @ Rs. 5000/- per month for a period of 2 years. A total number of 212 Young Artistes were given scholarships for the year 2014-15 and the State-wise details of those artistes is given below. The selection for 2015-16 and 2016-17 has not been made. There is no community-wise quota for grant of scholarship.
This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
20 artists form Odisha have been selected to get scholarship under ‘Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields’.