Grant

Vinod Kumar

Grant Period: One year and six months

For an engagement with eighth grade students of the Government High School near Hommaragalli in Mysuru district to explore the various vegetables and fruits of South America that have become part of the Indian cuisine. The exploration will draw reference from Namma Hotteyalli Dakshina America, a book written by BGL Swami. Students will be involved in preparing a theatrical script based on short stories from this book in relation to their science curriculum. The outcome of this project will be a series of performances. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the final reports will be still and video documentation of the entire project. Grant funds will pay for honorarium, travel costs, professional fees, performance costs, documentation costs, workshop costs, refreshment costs, material costs and an accountant’s fee.

Prakasha Moodithaya

Grant Period: Ten months

For a series of arts-based experiential learning modules at the Government Higher Primary School, in Papemajalu village in Dakshina Kannada district. In this project, mathematics will be taught by using theatre techniques and the form of Yakshagana-Talamaddale, which is very popular in this region. Theatre scripts and riddles will be built around concepts and themes in mathematics. The outcome will be a stage performance in the presence of teachers and community members. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be include photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards professional fees, material, performance, resource persons’ fees, refreshment, documentation, travel, printing, and an accountant’s fee.

Annappa H Ontimaalagi

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a series of arts-based experiential learning modules at the Government Higher Primary School in Aaladahalli village in Shivamogga district. The project will involve students across classes in various visual and theatrical activities centered on the lakes in and around the region. The students will also map these lakes. The outcome of the project will be a series of performances and a group discussion titled Beladingalalli Kereyangaladi (Activities around the lake on a full moon night).  The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees, documentation, exhibition and performance, material, preparation, and an accountant’s fee.

Yuvaraja HP

Grant Period: One year and six months

For  a wide-ranging engagement  with  students of the Government Kannada Boys Modern School in Kunigal taluk near Tumkuru district to develop a theatre script by exploring the history of their school which has recently completed 88 years of bringing education to the region. The students will collate stories about the school from alumni, teachers and community members to build this production. Alongside this, students will also be introduced to the folk dance form Kolata which they will explore through texts in their syllabus. The outcome of the project will be a performance.  The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, performance, professional fees, documentation, travel, printing, workshop, and an accountant’s fee.

Syed Sadiq S (Riyaz Sihimoge)

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a wide-ranging engagement with eighth grade students of the Government Higher Primary School near Kuvempunagar in Mysore district to learn playback theatre and its applications with texts from their syllabus. Students will be exposed to this interactive and improvisational form of theatre that will enable them to build arguments and dialogues around various themes and ideas. The outcome of the project will be series of performances.  The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, workshop, professional fees, performance, documentation, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Santhosh DD

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a wide-ranging engagement with fourth to seventh grade students of the Government Higher Primary School in Dindaguru village in Hassan district with a local folk art form - Somana Kunitha – a ritualistic masked dance, prevalent in this region. The students will train in this form through workshops and apply it in the texts in their curriculum. The outcome of the project will be a performance in the presence of school staff and community members. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, performance, professional, workshop, travel, documentation and an accountant’s fee.

Prashanth Kumar

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a wide-ranging engagement with eighth grade students of the Government High School (PUC Section) at Akkihebbalu village in Mandya district to learn the concepts and applications of intimate theatre to develop metamorphic stories based on texts from their curriculum. The outcome of the grant will be a performance and interactive sessions with students and community members.  The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees, travel, performance, workshop, documentation and an accountant’s fee.

Madhukar ML

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a series of arts-based, exploratory learning modules at the Government Higher Primary School in Gumballi village in Chamarajanagar district, where the students, teachers and the local community become co-learners. The project will bring together three schools of a cluster and engage with students of the eighth grade with two art forms - theatre and puppetry. There will be an attempt to understand the dialogic relationship between these art forms and bring that sensibility into classroom learning through their curriculum. The outcome of the project will be a series of performances.  The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be still and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, material, workshop, professional fees, performance, refreshments, documentation, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Kavya C

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a series of activities related to creative physical movements with fourth and fifth grade students of the Government Lower Primary School in Muddapura Karenahalli village, Bangalore district. This project aims to develop imaginative and innovative skills among students through the exploration of movements and its applications in their language and science curriculum. The outcome of the project will be a series of performances. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be photographs and video documentation of the project. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, performance, documentation, professional fees, workshop, printing, travel, and an accountant’s fee.

Meeta Jain

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with students of the Government Primary School, Sulthanpet village, Devanahalli Taluk, Chikkaballapura District to explore how the school can become a centre for reflections on local traditions, through activities such as plays, storytelling and performances at the Kalyani or sacred pond of the temple. This project, in collaboration with Jayant Gopal, is an extension of Meeta’s earlier project titled Sense of Placeness, also supported by IFA. The outcome will be an exhibition and a public performance.The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, a workshop, travel, an exhibition, and an accountant’s fee.

Ramagiri Police Patil

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with students from grades one to five of the Government High School in Pethsirur, Chitapur Taluk, Kalaburgi District. These children will be introduced to the cultivation process of tuver dal and will trace its journey from ‘seed to market’ under the project titled Togariya Kanaja Kalaburgi (‘Tuver Dal Warehouse of Kalaburgi’). This year-long project will include a series of workshops that will see students visiting farmlands at the various stages of cultivation and illustrating their experiences through drawings and stories. The outcome will be an exhibition. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, documentation, material, travel, stationery, a closing ceremony, and an accountant’s fee.

Sankannavar Shankarappa Ramappa

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Mugali, Ron Taluk, Gadag District to learn the original folk songs of Lavani and Geegi Pada, the content of which features  subjects such as earth, water, health, freedom fighters, and national leaders. The students will also be encouraged to engage in writing and singing select poems and stories from their textbooks in the style of these folk songs. The outcome will be a series of performances. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, an exhibition, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.

Praveen

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with eighth grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Kukkarahalli, Mysore, Mysore District to connect them with the public library. Students will be encouraged to read and discover the library and their syllabus by accessing and exploring the short stories, novels, and poetry by writers listed in the ‘Further References’ section in their textbooks. They will be encouraged to develop a culture of reading by making the library a familiar and friendly space for gaining knowledge. The outcome will be a series of performances. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will be audio-visual documentation of the workshops, images, and a 10-12 minute video documentation. Grants funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, travel, documentation, stationery and an exhibition, and an accountant’s fee.

Ravichandra D

Grant Period: One year

For a wide-ranging engagement with students across grades of the Government Higher Primary School, Malkapura, Maski Taluk, Raichur District to explore texts from the school syllabus through an interpretation of folks songs of the region. This engagement will also work towards documentation, a publication, and a folk theatre performance titled Janapada Sambhrama. The outcome will be a stage performance at two or three schools in the neighbourhood. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the Final Report will include photographs of the performance, a copy of the publication, and a 10-12 minute audio-visual documentation. Grant funds will pay for costs towards an honorarium, professional fees for resource persons, a publication, a performance, documentation, and an accountant’s fee.

Jalajakshi KD

Grant Period: One year

For support towards sixth grade students from the Government Higher Primary School, Kolcharu, Sullia Taluk, Mangalore District to explore texts from the school syllabus and interpreting it through theater plays in Kannada and English Language. The outcome will be a stage performance which will be presented at two to three school venues in the neighbourhood. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the final report will include photographs from the workshops, and audio video recording of the performance. Grant funds will pay for honorarium, workshop costs, performance costs, professional fees, documentation costs, and an accountant’s fee.

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