Art Fellowship

Art Fellowship

Stepping into the second year's journey Kolkata Centre for Creativity is bringing in a unique initiative to uplift and develop the discourse of various disciplines of art for young and emerging practitioners. KCC is offering a fellowship program to support specific research projects proposed by selected young practitioners for a year to develop, explore and present a discourse of their choice.

Purpose of the Fellowship

  • Extend the support to the practitioners of new generation as one of the most resourceful support centres in arts' field.
  • Develop a group of practitioners mentored by KCC in the field of art progressing towards making our KCC fraternity in the world of art.
  • Taking a step ahead as an art centre contributing to support, own and publish research papers and projects that will develop new artistic language.
  • Develop a group of alumni who will reach to the excellence to mentor the program under the umbrella of KCC for future generation of artists.
  • Publish a research oriented journal with the results of the research projects to uplift the particular discourse of art.

KCC is pleased to announce the fellows for KCC Art Fellowship 2020-2021, as per the decision of the selection jury panel, based on the interviews held on 10, 11, and 12 April 2020.

The selected fellows for KCC Art Fellowship 2020-2021 are:

Sumedha Bhattachryya

Sumedha Bhattachryya is an inter-disciplinary dance artist whose practice experiments with camera, tradition and gender. As a trained Kathak dancer and an Erasmus dance scholar, she has travelled, lived together and collaborated with a range of forms, communities and dance-theatre makers across local, national and international locations. Through Screen-dance film-making as a methodology, her practice brings a fresh viewership of Dance mediated with camera.

She received the KCC fellowship for her project "Duet with Camera".

Pavithra Chari

Pavithra Chari is a graduate of Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College for women. She is a student of Hindustani Classical music and is currently a disciple of Smt. Shubha Mudgal. A U.S Dept of State alumna, she is a recipient of the Sahitya Kala Parishad scholarship and Shri Prakash Chand Surana scholarship for hindustani classical music. She is one half of the contemporary - classical outfit Shadow and Light as a vocalist, composer and lyricist with three albums of original music released worldwide. Apart from music, she is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and a certified expressive arts based therapist.

Pavithra received the KCC fellowship for her project, "Understanding song text: a study of khayal composition in Hindustani Music"

Asif Imran

Asif Imran is a visual artist from Lalgola (Murshidabad, WB) who is pursuing MFA from Rabindra Bharati University. His interest lies with photography of public places and colonial architecture. His creations deal with different socio-economic issues faced by common people in everyday life.

He received the KCC fellowship for his multidisciplinary project "MAHANAGAR (THE CITY)"

Dhannjay Kumar

Dhannjay Kumar is a Visual Artist from Bihar, working with multidisciplinary approached based work in Delhi, Bihar and around. Coming from a farmer's family, Dhannjay brings his legacy of identity in his multi-sensory creations.

He received the KCC fellowship for his project "The Behaviour of Material and Form".