Registrations are open till 30 Nov 2017 for 2018 USA Fellowship!
What is the IndianRaga Fellowship?
This is a new-age program where,
1. The best young artists are selected
2. They collaborate with some guidance from the IndianRaga creative panel
3. They come together for 8-10 days and produce high quality videos of their collaborations
The IndianRaga Fellowship is the world’s most prestigious network of performing artists producing the best collaborations and music videos. Past Fellows have performed at Lincoln Center, Chicago Cultural Center, Joe’s Pub, and been featured on NPR. The videos have collectively garnered over 10 million views.
To learn more about the process, see these overview videos to get an idea of the program:
Read our FAQs below. If you still have questions, email email@example.com
Check out some of the most successful productions from the Fellowship:
Q: When and where is the Fellowship?
A: The Regular IndianRaga Fellowship starts applications in September/October and the final Fellowship Week happens during July/August in USA every year.
Q: Is the Fellowship only for applicants in a certain age group?
A: The Fellowship is open to applicants from all age groups.
Q: Are there any pre-requisites to apply to the Fellowship?
A: No, there are no pre-requisites. Anyone can apply to the Fellowship.
Q: How many productions will each Fellow be able to feature in?
A: There is an upper limit of 4 productions per Fellow as a general rule, so that Fellows are able to invest and focus their time on perfecting their pieces. However, there is no guarantee of 4 productions – only those productions approved by the IndianRaga creative panel in Round 3 will be confirmed.
Q: Do I need to have training and knowledge of other genres than the one that I am trained in to be a Fellow?
A: No, we look for musicians and dancers who have deep knowledge and training in the genre they are applying in, and a willingness to collaborate and open their minds to other art forms. We do not need you to have any previous training or experience in collaboration. We believe that the Fellowship is designed to help you develop the ability to collaborate as long as you are strong in one genre and are open-minded.
Q: Are the music videos based on traditional classical music or is it about new-age explorations?
A: There is no fixed policy on the creative aspect. Fellows are encouraged to come together and work with each other to create music that inspires them and that is relevant to audiences today. The IndianRaga production team will work with you in advance to understand your ideas and help shape the ones that would be most feasible for the Fellowship productions. You can review the productions from past Fellowship years to get some more insight.
Q: What is the cost of attending the Fellowship?
A: There is a non-refundable application fee depending on when you register. And there are no additional fees for Round 2 and Collaboration/Interview Round. Selected Fellows will have to pay a refundable deposit that will be returned after all post production is complete
IndianRaga will invest in high quality audio and video production, facilities for rehearsals and production, marketing and promotion of the productions via social media and other channels, and provide creative input and oversight on the collaborations.
Q: If I am selected to be a Fellow but am unable to participate, can I still be called an IndianRaga Fellow and get access to other opportunities through IndianRaga?
A: No. Only those who accept the invitation to be a Fellow, and attend the Fellowship Recordings to feature in productions with us will be called IndianRaga Fellows.
Q: If I am selected to be a Fellow, is there a contract I need to sign?
A: Yes. IndianRaga invests a lot of money to produce high quality productions with Fellows, and the productions created at the Fellowship are owned by IndianRaga. In order to ensure consistency of quality and high standards, we also retain creative control on productions to decide which ideas are approved for production and which are not. There will be an MoU to this effect shared and signed with invited candidates as part of the onboarding process.
Q: What kind of mentorship is provided during the Fellowship selection process and for the productions?
A: IndianRaga provides a list of ideas in Round 3 that candidates can use or review to get inspired for other ideas. We will also connect all candidates with each other, however candidates are expected to be able to reach out and collaborate with other candidates without any handholding. Once ideas are formed and drafts are shared with us we do provide feedback to help refine them, but in Round 3 we are looking primarily for candidates who are able to collaborate and produce exciting work. For those looking for hand-holding and mentorship, we recommend the Raga Labs program – many of our Fellows have done a few Raga Labs before applying to the Fellowship and found the process helpful in aiding the collaboration process. In short, we provide the infrastructure to facilitate collaboration but there is no handholding or individual mentoring offered towards this process.
Q: Where will the content be released by IndianRaga?
A: IndianRaga will release videos produced at the Fellowship on its YouTube and Facebook channels, with a view to maximizing visibility for Fellows and their collaborations. IndianRaga owns the content produced at the Fellowship and may license it to generate revenue that will be invested in supporting future IndianRaga Fellowships and making more opportunities available to IndianRaga Fellows.
Q: I registered for the Fellowship this year, but I am not able to send in the application due to personal reasons. Would it be possible for me to get a refund?
A: No, the application fee is non-refundable.
Q: Are there any recordings of the “IndianRaga Fellowship Info Webinars” conducted earlier? Can I view the recording?
A: Yes, here are the links to the recording of the sessions conducted for the 2017 Fellowship in USA.
You can also read the blogs by Santosh Baynes on Fellowship
What you need to know about Round 1 in the IndianRaga Fellowship Application
What Applicants are looking for about the Fellowship
If you still have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org