Scheme Of Scholarship And Fellowship For Promotion Of Art And Culture:
The Ministry of Culture is implementing a Scheme by the name of ‘Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture’ to protect all genres of artists including folk song artists.
- The scheme has three components:
- Award of Scholarships to Young Artists (SYA) (a Scholarship of Rs.5000/- per month)
- Award of Senior/Junior Fellowships for cultural research
- Award of Tagore National Fellowship for cultural research.
- Folk art covers all forms of visual art made in the context of folk culture.
- It is produced from an indigenous culture and is characterized by a native style, in which customary rules of proportion and perspective are not employed.