Applications are open for the Yuva Nritya Ratna and Yuva Sangeet Ratna Awards for Indian Arts

Open to talented young artistes between the age of 18 and 28, and engaged in the performance of classical Indian music and dance in Britain, winners are awarded a prize of £2,000 to be spent on further training and career development, a trophy and performance opportunities at mainstream UK venues.

In a development since the inaugural 2014 awards, the applicants who attain second place will win £500 towards further training and career development, and a citation of distinction.

(From left) Angira Kotal with the judges; Rakesh Chaurasia, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta and Lalgudi GJR Kirshnan. - See more at: http://www.milapfest.com

(From left) Angira Kotal with the judges; Rakesh Chaurasia, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta and Lalgudi GJR Kirshnan. – See more at: http://www.milapfest.com

This is a national award that aims to nurture the most talented young artists working in Britain today.  The prize can fund a wide range of developmental activities including training, rehearsal space hire and travel, instrument costs, publicity, CD/DVD production and production development.Find out about last year’s winners Apoorva Jayaraman and Angira Kotal.

The Yuva Ratna Awards are funded by Arts Council England.

Application Process:

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Application and Competition Dates:
Application Deadline: Tuesday 1st April
Short List Announced: Thursday 1st May

Competition performances:
Yuva Nritya Ratna Award: Tuesday 29th July
Yuva Sangeet Ratna Award : Wednesday 30th July

Further information and application forms are available on request from Milapfest. Contact Chethana Siddappa at chethana@milapfest.com or call 0151 291 3649

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