Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarships
The Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarships or Lalit Kala Akademi Ratna is awarded by the Lalit Kala Akademi. It is an honor for the fine art of India. It is given in the field of visual arts to eminent artists for their lifetime achievements. It is the highest honor in the fine arts that is conferred by the Government of India. The main objective of awarding scholarships to budding and young artists is to provide them a larger work space in order to improve their innovative or skills ideas in their respective field of visual arts. A maximum number of 40 scholarships will be given to selected candidates. It is to be highly noted that 14 subject to readily availability of funds plus work space.
The Scholarship has a value of an amount of Rs. 10,000/- p.m. given to the selected candidates for a period of one year. The scholarship carries a purse-money of an amount of Rs.25, 000/-, a plaque and a citation. The scholarship is honored with a portfolio regarding their major art works.
Eligibility for Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship
Art historians, Visual artists and Art critics may apply for this particular scholarship. The rules and regulations of the academy are strictly followed for the scholarship scheme.
Age limit: The candidates should be below the age of 35 years at the time submission of the application form.
Fee for Application
The application fee of an amount of Rs. 100/- to be submitted along with the application form in the form of a Bank Draft or Postal Order payable to “The Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi drawn on New Delhi branch”.
The enthusiastic candidates who wish to apply for Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarships can avail the application form by downloading it from the official website of Lalit Kala Academy. The application form can be obtained from:
• Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
• Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, III/4, Kharvela Nagar, Bhubaneswar
• Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, 361, Keyatala Lane, Kolkata
• Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, 4, Greams Road, Chennai
• Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, 1, Ekta Vihar, Aliganj, Lucknow
• Lalit Kala Akademi’s Studios/Workshops (Regional Centre, Garhi), Artists’ Corner, Near East of Kailash, Kalka Devi Marg, NewDelhi
It is to be remembered that the selection for award of this scholarships will be made by a Jury comprising of senior artists. On the other hand, the published article or photographs of exhibits will be the main basis of selection, but not the only basis for chief selection process.
The official notification is released in the national and vernacular newspaper and employment bulletin. The last date for submission of the application form is in the month of August 2016.
The application should be sent on the below address:
Lalit Kala Akademi,
35, Ferozeshah Road,
The application form submitted after the last date or without any proper document will be rejected. The applicants are largely requested to go through the given rules and regulation in the official notification before applying for this scholarship.
Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship Official website: lalitkala.gov.in