Meena Srinivasan Memorial Awards

Meena Srinivasan Memorial Awards for Indian Artists 2012-2013

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a onetime grant initiative named: Meena Srinivasan Memorial Award (MSMA) for emerging Indian Artists, performing in the areas of Carnatic Music and Indian Classical Dance. Meena Srinivasan was a passionate supporter of Indian Carnatic music.

With a purpose of leveraging the promotion of Indian arts and culture in Canada, the MSMA grant is aiming at assisting two talented young Indian artists with travel subsidies to visit to Canada in order to participate in cultural events or competitions, to be held in Canada.

Number and Scope of Awards

Two (2) awards will be offered in the following categories:

i) One music based award in support of Carnatic Music

ii) One dance based award in support of Indian classical dance.


* CAD$ 1,500 (each award)

* These funds to be spent in supporting the international round trip (India-Canada-India) economy airfare costs of the artists.

Number of Awards : 2(Two)

Application Requirements:

Please provide the following supporting documentation with the application form:

* A Letter of Invitation from the host institution/organization

* Curriculum Vitae (not more than 3 pages)

* Itinerary for prospective stay in Canada

* Two copies of audio/video on DVD/CD (5-15 minutes)

* Proof of Indian citizenship (Copy of passport or other document)

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:

* Event/Host Institution (3 points)

* Evidence of training on the subject (3 points)

* The applicant?s competence and potential for progress (4 points)

* The applicant?s current and potential contribution to Indian arts through performance, exhibition and/or other forms of dissemination (4 Points)

Disbursement of Funds:

The funds will be released to the awardees upon producing a copy of their appropriate Canadian visa for the travel along with a confirmed travel plan.

Please submit your completed electronic application form to the Shastri Institute?s India Office to by 30 May 2012.


Selection of application will be conducted by the Executive Director, Director in consultation with the senior Canadian and Indian officers, in accordance with appropriate procedures, guidelines and conditions of the Institute.

Contact: For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Rati Talwar 5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg New Delhi, INDIA 110 001 Telephone: 91-11-2374-6417/3114

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Please note that only selected candidates will be notified and the Institute takes no responsibility for missing applications or materials in mail, by post, electronic or via courier.

Funding: *The MSMA is being funded by the family and friends of late Meena Srinivasan, who was based in Montreal, Canada. Meena was a carnatic vocalist; she also initiated many young children into the world of classical carnatic music. Her family and friends would like to make her legacy live on through music and dance.*

Meena Srinivasan Memorial Awards for Indian Artists 2012-2013