Scheme of Financial Assistance for Promotion of Art and Culture

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ministry of Culture administers a Scheme called 'Scheme of Financial Assistance for Promotion of Art and Culture' under which financial assistance is given to civil society organizations working in the field of culture for propagation and dissemination of Arts and Culture. The Scheme has five components namely:
(i) Repertory Grant: Under this grant financial assistance is provided to dramatic groups, theatre groups, music ensembles, children theatre and for all genres of performing arts activities.
(ii) Financial Assistance to Cultural organizations with National Presence: The objective of this grant is to provide financial assistance to cultural organizations with national presence to meet the expenditure to be incurred on conducting cultural programmes/festivals in a given financial year. The financial assistance is restricted to 67% of the total project cost.
(iii) Cultural Function and Production Grant: The Scheme covers all 'not-for-profit' organizations, NGOs, Societies, Trusts and Universities for supporting the Seminars, Conference, Research, Workshops, Festivals, Exhibitions, Symposia, Production of Dance, Drama-Theatre, Music etc. and small research projects on different aspects of Indian Culture. The scheme is, however, not applicable to such organizations or institutions which are functioning as religious institutions, or as schools/colleges.
(iv) Financial Assistance for Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of Himalayas: The objective of this grant is to provide financial assistance to organizations working towards promoting, protecting and preserving the cultural heritage of the Himalayan region spreading in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh through research, documentation, dissemination, etc.
(v) Financial Assistance for the Development of Buddhist/Tibetan Arts and Culture: The objective of this grant is to give financial assistance to the voluntary Buddhist/Tibetan organizations including Monasteries engaged in the propagation and scientific development of Buddhist/Tibetan culture, tradition and research in related fields.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)