DHARAMSHALA: A panel of jury comprising of Secretary Tenzin Lungtok, Department of Religion and Culture, Additional Secretary Tsering Yangkey, Department of Information & Int. Relations, Ven Thupten Yarphel, President of the Education Society, Namgyal School, Lobsang Samten, TIPA and Tenzin Norbu, Norbulingka conducted the selection interview for Tibetan Art and Culture Fund 2018. A total of 26 applied for the grant.
The Tibetan Arts and Culture Fund is a pilot small grants initiative, organised by Department of Religion and Culture to support Tibetan artists and organizations engaged in the preservation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Tibetan arts and culture. It is mainly aimed for individuals and organizations that are keeping alive centuries old Tibetan traditions and contemporary art by practicing their arts broadening the audience for Tibetan art, culture and language. Small grants ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs.3,00,000 will be awarded to individuals and organizations whose project is based in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Awarded funds must be used in these three countries. This initiative was made possible through funding from the Tibetan Self-Reliance and Resilience (TSRR) Program.