Ministry of Culture Scholarship 2016 for Young Artists Application Form


Ministry of Culture Scholarship

Ministry of Culture Scholarship 2016: Ministry of Culture is going to execute a Scholarship Award Scheme for the young artist in different cultural fields. The scheme is going to be executed for the artist to make them trained professionally in India. Ministry of Culture invites application forms from the persons who want to do something extraordinary for the nation through their art and expertise in cultural activity.
Ministry of Culture Scholarship

400 Scholarships will be awarded to the young artists who’ve got training for minimum 5 years from their Guru/ Institutes in the following cultural field:

Indian Classical Music

Classical Hindustani Music (Vocal and Instrumental) Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental etc

Indian Classical Dances/ Music

Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi Dance/ Music, Manipuri Dance/Music, Thangta, Gaudiya Nritya, Chhau Dance/ Music, Sattriya dance

How to Get a Scholarship


Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting, direction, etc., but excluding playwriting and research

Visual Arts

Graphics, Sculpture, Painting, Creative Photography, Pottery & Ceramics, etc

Folk,Traditional and Indigenous Arts

Puppetry, Folk Theatre, Folk dances, Folk Songs, Folk Music, etc

Light Classical Music
  • Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Qawali, Ghazal,
  • Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style, etc.
  • Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad.
Eligibility Details
  • Aspirants must be an Indian Nationals; 
  • Applicants are required to have an adequate general education to pursue their training effectively;
  • Contestants must give evidence of their desire to make the pursuit of their training effectively; As Ministry of Culture Scholarship are meant for advanced training and not for beginners, candidates must have already acquired a degree of proficiency in the chosen field. 
  • Aspirants must have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their Guru/Institutes. The Certificate to this effect in Part II of the Proforma duly signed by the present Guru / Institute and former Guru/ Institute (if any) should be submitted along with the application;
  • Contenders need to have an adequate knowledge in the connected arts/ disciplines.
Age Limitation:

The age of the artist should be between 18 to 25 years.

Documents to be attached
  • One attested copy of degrees, diplomas and certificates, etc. if any, in support of statement made regarding education qualifications, experiences, etc. in the application.
  • Age Proof certificate
  • One passport size recently taken photograph; the candidate applying for dance should send, in addition, three photographs in costume in full form in actual different dancing poses.
  • In the case of candidates applying for Ministry of Culture Scholarship in the field of Painting, Sculpture and Applied Arts, they are required to send attested copies of photographs of the original works.
  • Training Certificates
How to Apply for Ministry of Culture Scholarship Application Form:
  • The candidates may Apply Online from the official link given below by pressing the “Next” link at the bottom of the notification.
  • Fill the online application with relevant details and submit the application.
  • You must provide the running e-mail ID.
  • Take printout of it and should forward to the below address.

Section Officer,
S&F Section, Ministry of Culture,
NAI Building Annexe,
Second Floor, Janpath,
New Delhi – 110001  

Important Date :

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Note: You may get entire detailed information about Ministry of Culture Scholarship 2016 from Official Link


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