We are delighted to introduce our 8 grantees, they are:
Gillo Repertory Theatre
Jhalapala Theatre Group
Nikita Teresa Sarkar
Sandbox Art Collective
The final pieces cover languages such as English, Hindi, Bengali to Marathi and non-verbal, and forms such as clowning, theatre, puppetry, stop motion, animation and music.
More details soon!
At ThinkArts we believe that children should have access to positive and high quality cultural experiences, as participants and as audiences, both now and of the future. The arts are essential for children to develop key skills such as empathy, emotional intelligence, adaptability and innovation, and to be able to experience their world in a fuller manner.
In the current situation, it is difficult to predict when children will again watch live performances or attend arts workshops. One of the ways to deal with this gap, would be to disseminate arts content to children, via the digital medium, through teachers in schools and for parents to access online.
With the support of Takshila Educational Society, ThinkArts is delighted to launch the ThinkArts Grant for Artists and Theatre for Young Audiences Practitioners in India to create new digital content for children.
A few words from our panellists:
“It has been an exciting adventure to dive into the dreams and aspirations of artists embracing the forced reality of our Covid times, by imaging ways to spread their creativity through the virtual medium. It was not an easy task to cull the applications down to just 8! I do look forward with great anticipation to see their outcomes. And here’s hoping ThinkArts will find more ways of growing the number of artists it can reach and assist to address this dire need of our times.”
- Sanjna Kapoor
"I must thank all the participants for offering us a most memorable opportunity to actually go through the incredibly amazing variety of concepts, ideas and ambitions. It is extremely reassuring to see the diversity and heterogeneity of creative minds. The fact that all of them are sincerely committed to creating memories for childhood and making the dark time not look menacing any more is what boosted up the whole process of select. We are all now eagerly waiting for the outputs." - Soumik Nandy Majumdar