Thursday, July 21, 2022

The Toto Award for Digital Art 2023: Call for Applications

INTRODUCING

THE TOTO AWARD FOR DIGITAL ART 2023

(in memory of Mehlli Gobhai, one of India’s foremost artists)

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) invites entries for its 2023 TOTO Award for Digital Art from applicants between the ages of 18 and 29. This is the first award to recognise the growing field of digital art in India.

 

A winner, to be decided by an independent panel of jurors, will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000.  Entries must be an original creation and should reach TFA by 15 September 2022 at the latest.

 

Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply (Overseas Citizen of India cardholders are not eligible).  Since the spirit of the award is to identify promising young digital artists, you can apply if your birthday falls between 1 January 1993 and 1 January 2005. No exceptions will be made. Applications submitted by galleries or agencies on behalf of the artist will not be accepted. Artists themselves need to apply.

 

1.          The submission should comprise digitally drawn or created still images. Computer generated images including digital painting and 2D or 3D graphics are permitted.

            

2.     The images should be screen resolution – 72dpi and 1500 pixels on the long side – and each file should be under 3 MB.

 

3.     You should submit a minimum of 8 images and maximum of 16. Number your images (1, 2, 3, 4 etc., followed by the title of each image if any. Each image must be supported by a short statement/description (see Application Form).

 

4.     The images should be sent in JPEG or PNG format only.

 

5.     The images submitted MUST NOT carry your name or watermark.

6.     The submission should be sent in two parts: 1. fill out the online application form, and 2. email your images separately to digiart.tfa@gmail.com, with the subject line reading Entry for the Digital Art Award 2023 - <Insert your full name>.

7. Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit the original file in layers.  

8.    Ineligible entries:

a)  animated or moving entries such as GIFs.

b)  images that are manually drawn and scanned into digital format.

c)  images commissioned or created for advertising, promotional or other commercial     purposes.     

d)  images that infringe the intellectual property rights of other people.


APPLICATION FORM: https://forms.gle/M2WdQyHB5AV3c6zn6


If you have any questions, please email digiart.tfa.gmail.com

 

The Fine Print:

 

The decision of the jury will be final and cannot be contested in any forum. We reserve the right to use your submission (if necessary) to promote the Award either on our blog/website or in any of our in-house/related materials. Barring this, the copyright rests with the applicants and the submission will be put to no other use without their express permission. 

 

The successful applicant must mention receiving the “TOTO Award for Digital Art 2023” wherever their winning entry is exhibited or published for a period of two years following the announcement of the 2023 TOTO Digital Art Award.

 

This award is supported by the Estate of the late Mehlli Gobhai,

one of India’s finest abstract artists

 

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films. TFA encourages and supports emerging talent in the arts in India.



Saturday, July 16, 2022

Toto Music Awards 2023: Call for Applications

Toto Awards 2023
Music
Call for Applications

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) invites entries for its nineteenth TOTO Music Awards for young musicians and bands. Two winners, to be decided by an eminent panel, will receive a cash award of Rs 60,000 each.

Entries should be submitted by 15th September 2022 at the latest.

Contemporary original music from all parts of India, in any genre and language, composed by an individual or a band/project is welcome. In the past TFA has received entries in genres ranging from rock, jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal and electronic to instrumental and folk, being sung in English, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, and several other Indian languages. Although it is never easy to compare diverse entries, our experience is that talent and potential have a way of standing out regardless. TFA tends to reward music that innovates and explores new thought in the Indian music scene, in the hope that the recognition and the cash award can help sustain it. The jury comprises individuals with diverse experience in music as well as an open ear for new sounds.

Nationality
Only Indian citizens resident in India are eligible for the award. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders are not eligible.

Age Restriction: 18 – 29
Since the motivation behind the award is to identify and encourage young talent, all members of the band/project must be born after 1 January 1993 and before 1 January 2005.

Originality & Collaborations
All entries must contain only original compositions and lyrics composed and written entirely by the applicant individual/band/project. All published tracks must be published under the band’s name or artist name/moniker. The applicant individual/band/project must own the rights to all submitted music and recordings.

Jury
Over the past eighteen years, the Toto Music Award has come to be coveted by young musicians because it recognises excellence. It helps you to see where you stand among the best upcoming musical artists in the country, and to get your music heard and appreciated by our jury, who are veterans in the field. The jury, which changes every year, will assess musical content as well as the potential of the artist/band.

Recording Quality
Professional grade studio recordings are not a requirement, but with recording gear so easily accessible these days, we do expect a basic standard to be met. We believe that the recording process is an important one for musicians to hone their craft. We therefore expect to hear some effort being put into the recordings and arrangements, even if they are just home recordings. We accept only SoundCloud links without exceptions.

Language
If your music has lyrics in languages other than Hindi or English, applicants are encouraged to send in translated lyrics to help the jury reach a better verdict.

Labels & Artist Management
Artists working with labels or professional management are permitted to apply. However, given that the spirit of the award is to foster relationships with the artists, we ask that all correspondence with TFA be conducted directly by the artist themselves, even if they have a manager/representative.

Fair Usage of Submitted content by TFA
Your submitted links are expected to stay live until the award is announced in early 2023. Additionally, if you are selected for the longlist, we would be requesting you to send downloadable versions of your submitted tracks for final jury process and promotional usage. All information and content entered into the application form may be used by TFA in promotional posts relating to the TOTO Awards and related activities.

How to Apply for the TOTO Music Awards
1. Go to :

2. You will see an Application Form for the 2023 TOTO Music Awards.

3. Artist Details : Fill in all fields as required so that we have your artist details.

4. Music and Lyrics : We require you to submit three of your best tracks for review only via Soundcloud. You need to sign up and upload your music to Soundcloud, if you haven’t already, in order to apply. The application form will accept a Soundcloud link for each track. The artist’s or band name displayed in the Soundcloud track must be the same as that of the applicant. Try to use your most recent work, ideally released within the last one year.

5. Images: Three print resolution pictures of the artist/band, preferably in performance, will need to be uploaded in the appropriate section of the form.

Unless you have won this TOTO Award earlier, you are eligible to apply again, but if you are reapplying, please submit new work for consideration.

Further queries: totomusicaward@gmail.com.
The Fine Print: The decision of the TFA jury will be final and cannot be contested in any forum. By submitting the form, the applicant agrees to the above terms and conditions.


Friday, July 15, 2022

Toto Awards for Short Film 2023: Call for Applications

TOTO AWARDS 2023
SHORT FILM
CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) invites entries for the 2023 TOTO Awards for Short Film from persons between the ages of 18 and 29. Filmmakers can submit short fiction, non-fiction, animation or mixed-genre films.  Advertising films, Public Service films and Promotional films will not be accepted.

 

Two winners, to be decided by an independent panel of jurors, will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each. Entries should reach TFA by 15 September 2022 at the latest. 

 

The awards are meant only for Indian citizens (overseas Citizen of India cardholders are not eligible.) And, since the spirit of the awards is to identify promising young filmmakers, you can apply if your birthday falls between 1 January 1993 and 1 January 2005. No exceptions will be made.

 

The Application Form is available at https://forms.gle/E5U2zw3dLHPTii538


Eligibility:

  • You may submit up to a maximum of 3 short films in any language with English subtitles.

  • The films should not be longer than 30 minutes each and must be submitted in MP4 format only.

  • Only films completed after 1 January 2021 are eligible.

  • Films submitted for previous TFA awards will not be considered.

  • The award will go to the director of the film. Films with more than one director will not be accepted. 

  • Only individuals can apply.  Institutions can ONLY submit a film on behalf of the individual director of the film.

  • Unless you have already won a TOTO Award in this category, you are eligible to apply.  


A link and password to the preview copy of the film must be included in the application form. The preview copy can be made available on any site. Your submission should be available to us until after the winners are announced in early 2023


If you have any doubts do email us at shortfilm.tfa@gmail.com

 

The Fine Print: The decision of the TFA jury will be final and cannot be contested in any forum. We reserve the right to use excerpts from your submitted films (if necessary) to publicise the awards either on our blog or in any other in-house materials such as a newsletter. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the filmmaker and your submission will be put to no other use without your express permission.


Successful applicants need to ensure that their winning films carry due credit/mention of the TOTO Awards wherever they are exhibited or screened for a period of two years after the winners are announced in early 2023.


The TOTO Short Film Awards are supported by O2 Financials, a wealth management and investment company.

 

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in the memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films.

TFA encourages and supports emerging talent in the arts in India.






Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Toto Awards for Photography 2023: Call for Applications

TOTO AWARDS 2023

PHOTOGRAPHY

CALL FOR ENTRIES


TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with the Art & Photography Foundation, invites entries for its 2023 TOTO Awards for Photography from applicants between the ages of 18 and 29. Two winners, to be decided by an independent panel of jurors, will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each. Entries should reach TFA by 15 September 2022 at the latest. 


Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply (overseas Citizen of India cardholders are not eligible.)  Since the spirit of the award is to identify promising young photographers, you can apply if your birthday falls between 1 January 1993 and 1 January 2005. No exceptions will be made. Applications submitted by galleries or agencies on behalf of the photographer will not be accepted. Photographers themselves need to apply.


  1. The submission should comprise still images, in either colour or black-and-white, or a  mix of the two.  Moving images and video art will not be accepted.

              

2. The images should be screen resolution – 72dpi and 1500 pixels on the long side – and each file should be less than 1MB. 


3. The set of images submitted should form a series that is presented together on the same theme and edited in the same style. You may submit one or two different series, but each series must comprise a maximum of 16 images and a minimum of 8.  Please do not send a random assortment of images.


4. The photographs should be sent in jpg, jpeg or png format only.


5. The photographs submitted MUST NOT carry your name or watermark.


6. The submission should be sent in two parts: fill out an online application form and email your images separately to photography.tfa@gmail.com, with the subject line reading Entry for Photography Awards 2023 - <Insert your full name>.

APPLICATION FORM: https://forms.gle/ayiZXeoJbyCdTYC77


If you have any questions, please email photography.tfa@gmail.com   


Unless you have won a TOTO Photography Award earlier, you are eligible to apply again, but please submit new work for consideration.


The Fine Print: 


The decision of the jury will be final and cannot be contested in any forum. We reserve the right to use your submitted photographs (if necessary) to promote the Awards either on our or the Art & Photography Foundation website or in any of our in-house/related materials. Barring this, the copyright rests with the applicants and the submissions will be put to no other use without their express permission. 


Successful applicants must mention receiving the “TOTO Awards for Photography, in association with the Art & Photography Foundation" wherever their winning entries are exhibited or published for a period of two years from when the 2023 TOTO Award winners are announced.


The Art & Photography Foundation is dedicated to furthering the awareness, education and conservation of Indian art and to preserving and promoting Indian cultural heritage by connecting the arts to the community


Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films. TFA encourages and supports emerging talent in the arts in India.