Scholarships to Artists in Traditional Arts

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New Delhi, Aug 3; 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, indigenous Art, Light Classical Music including traditional arts.

Applications are invited online every year and meritorious candidates are selected on the basis of their performance/interview by the Expert Committee constituted by the Ministry for this purpose.

Under the Scheme up to 400 scholarships are given every year to selected young artistes in the age group of 18-25 years @ Rs. 5,000/- per month for a period of two years. However, there is no art-wise and state-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.

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