Karnataka

Gayathri Iyer

Grant Period: One year

For research on the life and times of devadasi Venkata Sundara Sani associated with the Halasuru Someshwara temple, who lived in the early 20th century in Bangalore. Through an in-depth study into her life and work, this project seeks to acknowledge and engage with the largely ignored temple and devadasi traditions of Bangalore and their rich contributions to the field of music, dance and other arts. The outcome of this project will be a research paper and a performance. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the final report will be the research paper and still and video documentation from the performances. Grant funds will pay for professional fees, costumes, travel and living costs, honorarium, venue hire, stage design costs, printing and publicity, documentation, purchase of books and an accountant’s fee. 

Ajay Krishnan

Grant Period: One year and six months

For a series of interviews with Girish Karnad on his work as a playwright. The project aims to examine Karnad’s journey in playwriting and experiments with structure, idiom, language, storytelling modes, and the various other issues of form and craft that he has worked with. The outcomes of this project will be a manuscript for a book and an online platform for sharing the audio interviews. The Grantee’s deliverables to IFA with the final report will be the manuscript and the audio files of the interviews with Karnad. Grant funds will pay for an honorarium, professional fees, travelling and food costs, photocopying and printing costs and an accountant’s fee.   

Umashankar Mantravadi

Grant Period: Eight months

For workshop expeditions with students to three archaeological sites. These workshops attempt to disseminate the knowledge of archaeoacoustics tested successfully in an earlier project supported by IFA. The outcome of the grant will be the three workshops. The Grantee's deliverables to IFA with the final report will be data collected from the field recordings, report of the process, audio-video documentation and photographs of the workshops. Grant funds will pay for workshop costs, honorarium, professional fees 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.

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