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Friday, November 23, 2018

Cityblog Events Corner: Rangasetu Fellowship

Maharashtra Cultural Centre has announced 'RangaSetu fellowship' for the artists in the fields of theatre (writing, direction, acting), visual arts (painting, sculpture, installation, etc.), music (vocal, instrument, composing), dance (classical dance styles, contemporary and experimental dance).
This is a yearly fellowship for the artists who wish to become professionals in these fields. The applications are called from all over from Maharashtra. A basic selection of 5 candidates from each field will be done and a panel of experts will have a special workshop with interviews to select final fellowship awardees. One artist from each field will be selected for the ‘RangaSetu’ fellowship for 2018-19. 

v About the fellowship: 
The selected fellowship candidate will be awarded Rs. 10,000/- per month (total Rs. One lakh, Twenty thousand). It is compulsory for each awardee to submit a trimonthly report of his/her creative work. Only after assessment of the report by a committee of experts, next instalment of the fellowship will be released. So, the total amount will be given in four instalments. At the end of the fellowship, it is compulsory for each awardee to give a performance or exhibition at Maharashtra Cultural Centre.

v Eligibility: 
o Age 22 to 35 
o Birth and education in Maharashtra / stay in Maharashtra for minimum 7 years
o Formal/ informal education and experience for minimum 7 years in the field of art
o Applicant should be currently active in the field of art
o Applicant should not be a fulltime employee/ business holder.

The applicants should post the printed application with an ID photograph and samples of previous work in the form of writings, photographs, video, audio, YouTube links, etc. It is also compulsory to send an application on email. 

v The applicants should fill up the online application on the following link -

o The applicants should email the applications on the following email address - 
Visual arts:

v Address for sending print application with samples: 
RangaSetu Fellowship 
Maharashtra Cultural Centre, C/O Sudarshan Rangamanch,
421, Shaniwar Peth, 
Pune 411030 

v Applications should reach before 31st December 2018. 

v Conditions: 
o The application should be completely filled up.
o The applicant should not currently possess any sort of fellowship/ scholarship/ funding grant. 
During the period of ‘RangaSetu’ fellowship, the awardee is not permitted to apply for/ receive any other fellowship/ scholarship/ funding grant. 
o After accepting ‘RangaSetu’ fellowship, the awardee is not permitted to drop out for the period of one year. But Maharashtra Cultural Centre has full rights over discontinuing the fellowship if the work of the awardee is observed dissatisfactory or unreasonable by the experts’ committee. 

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