The Sanskriti Pratishthan invites applications for
its annual Smt Madhobi Chatterji Memorial Fellowship in
Indian Classical Music and Dance from young artists who
wish to contribute towards enriching the art form. The
scheme will be managed by the Sanskriti Pratishthan, which
has been giving similar awards and fellowships for arts,
performing arts, culture, media and social activism over
the past 30 years.
The objective of the Fellowship is to encourage promising
young artists to develop their potential and perfect their
skills by providing them the resources and time to dedicate
to the art. The Fellowship carries a grant of Rs 1,00,000.
The Fellowship is open to Indian Nationals from any genre
of Indian Classical Music (Vocal or Instrumental) or Dance
(any form or choreography). Proposals that further the
objectives of the program are welcome. The candidate should
have at least some years of formal training in Indian
classical Music or Dance. The fellow would be required
to have given at least 2-3 solo performances to his/her
The candidate will be facilitated to take guidance from
a source unavailable to him/her to enhance his existing
style. It can be a residency programme for a period of
minimum three months, which can be spread over the period
of ten months.
How to Apply
Candidates should send a two – page CV, a CD
of their recitals and a write up of approximately 500
words explaining their project. The project proposal should
explain how the fellowship will provide an opportunity
to express their creativity and technical competence and
expand the repertoire of their style.
Full postal and telephonic contact details together with
any E-mail id should be submitted to facilitate contact.
Few samples of previous work, project or performances
should be submitted. The names and contact addresses/telephones
of two referees should also be sent.
The application should bear the title ‘Sanskriti
– Madhobi Chatterji Memorial Fellowship’
on the envelope when sent by post.
The duration of the Fellowship will be ten months.
The grant of Rs. 1,00,000 will be given in two installments.
The first installment of Rs 50,000/- will be given at
the commencement of the fellowship programme and a short
mid-term progress report will be required.
The second installment will be given after the submission
of complete project report when the fellow may be requested
to give a recital.
The applicant will have to sign an agreement with Sanskriti
Pratishthan pertaining to a regular flow of work during
the Fellowship period. The candidate should not be holding
another Fellowship or working on any other project at
the same time.
All candidates should mail their CV and a short synopsis
of their project proposal to Sanskriti
Head Office. The application should bear the title
'Sanskriti-Madhobi Chatterji Memorial Fellowship' on the
envelope when sent by post and in subject line if sent
through email on
Applications are accepted round the year for the next
- Madhobi Chatterji