Saturday, October 4, 2014

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS AWARDS 2015 Applications Invited

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invites submissions for the 2015 TOTO Awards for young musicians/bands, writers, photographers and short-film makers. This will be TFA’s eleventh annual awards.

There are eight awards to be won this year — one for music (Rs 60,000), two for photography (Rs 25,000 each), two for creative writing in English (Rs 30,000 each), one for creative writing in Kannada (Rs 30,000), and two for short films (Rs 30,000 each). The photography awards are being made in partnership with TASVEER, an organisation committed to showcasing the finest in photography, and the short films awards has been set up to honour the memory of Dr Sanat Kumar Ghosh, a medical practitioner who was deeply interested in the arts.

Toto Funds the Arts was founded in 2004, in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani who was intensely passionate about music, literature, films and the arts. Toto’s untimely demise spurred his family and friends to create a non-profit foundation that would encourage the young to give expression to their artistic ideas. The annual Toto awards are intended to recognise excellence various artistic fields. 

The deadline for submissions is 21 October 2014. Young persons from all over India between the ages of 18 and 29 are eligible to apply.

Watch this space for further announcements of the Longlist, Shortlist and the winners of the awards in these categories:

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