Arts Education

Subbulakshmi S

Grant Period: over ten months

For a grant for integrating 'Talk Story', a storytelling process, by which students and teachers, as learners from the first to the seventh grade, will incorporate their personal life experiences with the content of study in classrooms. This will enable them to grasp the meaning and relevance of the curriculum to their everyday lives.

Lakshminarayana T

Grant Period: over ten months

For the creation of a supportive environment for the eighth and ninth grade Urdu speaking local students, to develop positive self-identity through studying their own histories, and cultures through the literary arts, music and visual arts. The non local students will also be encouraged to participate, in order to appreciate the culture within which the school functions.

Gururaj L

Grant Period: over ten months

For a grant to extend his earlier project, where students across grades in the school will work towards a folk theatre performance. While the students will learn various art forms from local artists and communities they live with, this project will bring together the entire school – the teachers, parents and school administration – to strengthen the relationship between the school experience and community lives.

Ganapathi Hoblidhar

Grant Period: over ten months

For support to organise a series of arts and afterschool programmes, as extended engagements for students, between the fourth and ninth grade, who have migrated from other states. UsingYakshagana, poetry, dance, theatre and forms of visual arts, the project seeks to encourage self-directed learning while dealing with displacement.

Gangadhara Naik

Grant Period: over ten months

For designing a series of workshops for the sixth grade students of the Government Higher Primary School, Gandhinagar, on appreciating the forms of poetry known as Chutuku, Kathana and Ashaya.

Nirmala Ravindran

Grant Period: Over one year

For the building of a pedagogy through theatre practice re-interpreting existing stories, as well as creating new ones, from the perspective of a child. This project will be undertaken with the children of the Government Primary School in Siddapura-Tubrahalli, Bengaluru.

Meeta Jain

Grant Period: Over one year

For the creation of an archive of lost traditions and rituals, through a mapping of the history and culture of Sulthanpet village. This project will be undertaken, in collaboration with Bakul Jani, with the children of the Government Primary School, Sulthanpet village, near Nandi Halli, Chikkaballapura.

Arpita R G

Grant Period: Over one year

For a series of comic strips and a calendar of community food recipes, using culinary practices that find their way into songs and stories. This project will be undertaken with children from the seventh standard, at the Government Primary School, Ramalingapura, Bukkapatna, Shira, Tumkur District.

Venkatesh G Naik

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For exploring the local Yakshagana form to help develop language and oratory skills among higher primary school students.

S Siddaraju

Grant Period: Over one year and six months

For introducing local art forms such as Kolata and Tatva Pada to students in lower primary school to explore rhythmic patterns of poetry.

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