Dharamshala: The Department of Religion and Culture, CTA is pleased to announce a pilot small grants initiative to support Tibetan artists and organizations engaged in the preservation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Tibetan arts and culture. This program will provide support for professional and emerging artists to expand or improve their work and share their expertise. It is mainly aimed for individuals and organizations that are keeping alive centuries old Tibetan traditions and contemporary art by practicing their arts broadening the audience for Tibetan art, culture and language. Small grants ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs.3,00,000 will be awarded to individuals and organizations whose project is based in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Awarded funds must be used in these three countries. This initiative is made possible through funding from the Tibetan Self-Reliance and Resilience (TSRR) Program. Click here for application form. Read the Guidelines for Project Proposal and Budget Details.

Required Documents:

Organization

  • A completed and signed grant application form.
  • A proposal of approximately 3 to 5 pages (English or Tibetan) on activity for which funds are being requested. (see attached project description guideline)
  • A project budget (see attached sample budget format)
  • A copy of the registration documents.
  • A Green book copy of the director or officer of the organization
  • Three reference letters from someone working in the arts and culture field who may be either familiar with the work and background of the applicant.

Individual applicants

  • A completed and signed grant application form.
  • A proposal of approximately 3 to 5 pages (English or Tibetan) on activity for which funds are being requested. (see attached project description guideline).
  • A project budget (see attached sample budget format).
  • A copy of green book (including parents / spouse) and a letter from the Tibetan Freedom movement stating that the applicant plus his or her parent / spouse have cleared voluntary contributions upto December 31, 2016. Applicants whose parent are living in Tibet or have deceased may attach a letter of the Settlement Officer.
  • A copy of applicant’s valid Registration Certificate (R.C) Only for India
  • Three reference letters from someone working in the arts and culture field who may be either familiar with the work and background of the applicant.

 

Please note: All above copies must be attested either by a CTA gazetted officer (holding the post of Joint Secretary and above) /concerned Settlement Officer.

Selection Process:

  • A grant selection panel will review applications.
  • Selection interview will be held. Grant awards of Rupees one lakh and above will require in-person interview.
  • Final announcement of grant recipients will be made on July 31, 2017.

Interested applicants should send their proposals and above mentioned documents to religion@tibet.net and attach all the documents in Word, Excel or PDF format. Applicants are also requested to select only one method of applying for the fund and send one copy of their documents either by post or by email.

Application deadline: June 20, 2017.

      Postal Address:

Department of Religion and Culture

Central Tibetan Administration

Gangchen Kyishong, P.O. Dharamsala -176215

Kangra District (H.P), India

Email: religion@tibet.net

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