Akademi’s financial assistance to cultural organisations

Invites applications under “Financial Assistance Scheme to Cultural Institutions” for the financial year 2018-19.

June 15, 2018
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Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) has invited applications from Cultural Institutions to receive financial grants under its “Financial Assistance Scheme to Cultural Institutions” for the financial year 2018-19.

During financial year 2016-17, Akademi sanctioned grants of Rs. 1,20,22,000/- to 322 organisations from 22 states, out of which 55 organisations were from West Bengal and received grant of Rs. 21,05,000.

SNA provides financial grants to registered cultural Institutions who are engaged in the field of Indian traditional art forms viz. Music, Dance, Drama, Folk & Tribe, and Puppetry etc.

SNA provides financial assistance on an annual basis to meet the expenditure on the salaries and stipends of teachers and students, honorarium and fees to the artists, expenses on new productions which will include rental charges and expenses on publicity, maintaining shows on a regular basis and cost of establishment (including cost of administrative staff up to 15% of the total amount of the grant.)

The scheme will provide for support to research and survey projects in the field of performing arts and purchase of stage and other technical equipment.

The scheme will also provide the specific project of a specialized nature considered useful in the larger interest, for organizing festivals/special events/exhibitions of rare /dying forms of music / dance / theatre to create awareness of such art forms and for advance training, refresher courses, workshop and lecture – demonstrations etc. by eminent Gurus.

Any Cultural Institution who is active in the promotion, propagation and dissemination of Traditional Indian Art Forms viz. Music, Dance, Drama, Folk & Tribe, and Puppetry etc. can apply for financial assistance before 31st July, 2018.

Application Forms can be obtained from the Akademi Office (new Delhi) for free, or can be downloaded from HERE. Completed applications (with all required documents) should be sent to Sangeet Natak Akademi either through Speed Post or by e-mail.

Institutions should be registered with the concerned Central/State Govts/Concerned departments, at least three years prior to the date of application.

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