Centre to fund documentation of Indian art forms

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Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi has a scheme to Survey, Research, Documentation, Dissemination and Publication which has the objective of preserving recordings of different art forms. Under the said scheme, Akademi provides a grant to individuals and arts and cultural institutions for research work and documentation of various dance forms of the country.

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According to a written reply by the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel said in Rajya Sabha today. Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi organized Festivals all over the country, gives grants-in-aid for research, documentation, and publishing in the performing arts; organizes and subsidizes seminars and conferences of subject specialists; documents and records the performing arts for its audio-visual archive.

The scheme, Festival, Workshop & Exhibition is designed to support festivals both at the regional and national levels to present classical, traditional, tribal and other forms of Indian performing arts under the aegis of the Akademi, in order to preserve art tradition in live practice and for developing technique and creative process through performance and workshop, by holding and supporting music festivals, Seminars, Workshops and Exhibitions etc. The Akademi has brought into limelight unknown and rare art forms and many artistes who are performers of outstanding merit, as also the younger generation of performing artists. The opportunities and scope for in-depth documentation of various arts and artistes brought together on the occasion of the above events are utilized for optimum artistic results.

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