Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation (MMF) in collaboration with People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) invites applications for the MMF-PARI Fellowship 2022-2023.
The fellowship will support three multimedia projects focussed on arts and crafts of rural India. The projects will be published by PARI (www.ruralindiaonline.org) over a period of a year.
The proposed projects should focus on one or more of the following themes:
– Living arts and crafts traditions
– Social and cultural contexts of artisanal communities
– The evolving language of art and craft in contemporary context
– Role of technology in the lives of artisans and their practices
– Public forums for engagement with arts (festivals, rituals and ceremonies)
– Material innovations and collaborations
Each fellow will be required to submit 8 to 10 multimedia stories as part of their fellowship.
The applicant could consult PARI’s reportage in its website’s ‘Things We Make’ section, featuring stories on artisans and craftspeople, to develop their proposal(s).
Each fellow will receive a grant of Rs. 200,000 (two lakhs), payable in eight instalments of Rs. 25,000 (twenty-five thousand) over a year, from the start of the project.
The fellowship is open to all Indian citizens 18 years and above.
Applications must fill up the form, and upload a project proposal along with their curriculum vitae.
The last date of submission is June 15, 2022 (Indian Standard Time)