12 AM - 11:59 PM, Mar 1 (2022) (Asia/Calcutta)

ThinkArts Grant 2022

Hosted By
Ruchira Das
Deputy Director | Founder Director • ArthinkSouthAsia |ThinkArts

The ThinkArts Grant aims to fulfill the following objectives:

Address the gap of original digital content of quality developed specifically for young audiences in India.
Support continued access to art engagements for children in schools and for families.
Support artists and theatre practitioners in India making work for young audiences.
Explore new ways of disseminating arts content to young audiences, in these times.

4 selected applicants will be provided a grant of INR 75000 each to create an original digital piece (min 20 mins duration) for young audiences.

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 2020, it was difficult to predict when children would watch live performances or attend arts workshops again. One of the ways to tackle this gap was 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 launched the ThinkArts Grant for Artists and Theatre for Young Audiences Practitioners in India to create new digital content for children. In 2021, with the support of contributions from our artist friends across the world, we were able to announce another edition. Some of the pieces created with the support of the ThinkArts Grant have been featured in children's festivals in India and abroad.

Given that this is India's only grant that exclusively supports work created for young audiences, we hope we shall be able to continue this grant in the future too. If you'd like to support us in this initiative, please write to us at connect@thinkarts.co.in