| 27 Mar 2023
Artistes urged to empanel with culture min for Festivals of India Abroad

NEW DELHI: In an effort to revive the festivals of India in different countries, the Culture Ministry has invited agencies or persons from the fields of dance, music, theatre, films, food, literary festival, Yoga demonstration, Folk Arts, Performing Arts, Exhibitions and workshops etc. to register with the Festivals of India cell of the Ministry.

This scheme was revived by the Ministry in 2013. The Festivals of India are organised in various countries through the Indian Missions situated there. In this endeavour, the autonomous organisations, private institutions/NGOs/Universities/individuals contribute towards making Festivals of India a success.

The Festival of India Cell in the Ministry of Culture will coordinate with all the participating agencies involved in coming up with a consolidated proposal containing detailed information about all possible aspects of preparation from venue to handling of cargo to budgetary requirements.

All the agencies, which are desirous of participating in the Festivals of India abroad, are requested to visit M/o Culture Website: in this regard and to provide details of the events/performances in the prescribed format within given time to the Festival of India (FoI) Cell in the Ministry of Culture for inclusion of artists/events in Festivals of India abroad. A brief concept paper for each event along with link may also be included. Those artists who have earlier applied and graded by the Ministry need not apply again.

The hard copy of the proposal with CD/DVD should be addressed to: Ministry of Culture, Festival of India Cell – ICR Division,Central Secretariat Library, 1st Floor, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-110001. And, a soft copy in MS word document should also be sent by email