22 Jul 2011

TFA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR 2012 AWARDS

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR 2012 AWARDS

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invites submissions for its 2012 annual arts awards for young musicians/bands, writers and photographers.. There are six awards to be won — one for music (Rs 50,000), two for photography (Rs 25,000 each), two for creative writing in English (Rs 25,000 each) and one for creative writing in Kannada (Rs 25,000). The photography awards are being made in partnership with TASVEER and the writing awards (English) are being supported by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

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 in the fields of photography, music and creative writing.

All submissions must be original and must be received before 10 September 2011 (the last date for Kannada writing applications is 15 October 2011). Young persons from all over India between the ages of 18 and 29 are eligible to apply. Full details about eligibility and the application process for each award category can be found athttp://totofundsthearts.blogspot.com OR can be obtained on request from totofundsthearts@yahoo.com or tfaindia@yahoo.com

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