Raga Labs FAQs
Q. How will the team collaborate?
A. Teams can meet in person if its the same city, or they can have the initial sessions via Google Hangout to decide the concept and get started. Based on the timeline provided by us, they can then figure out specific days to meet in person, and meet in person for the final production. The Coordinator should decide what would be best considering the composition of the team and everyone’s convenience.
Q. When will the group decide the day and time for the sessions? Can I know the schedule before I sign up?
A. Once the group is confirmed, everyone will decide a specific day and time every week with the Coordinator – which means it will definitely be convenient for you. We cannot decide this before you sign up unfortunately.
Q. Is it possible to join a part of the project?
A. No. Once you join a team, it is a start-to-end commitment to produce a wonderful video with them. It is not possible to leave or join in the middle.
Q. Is this for both adults and kids? How are the groups decided?
A. This is definitely for both adults and kids. Groups are decided to ensure that all members in the group have similar caliber. Since Raga Labs is not for Beginners you do not run the risk of working with someone who is not talented. While signing up if you do have a group in mind, you can give it a name, and each applicant should mention that in the form while signing up. If multiple members of the group are selected, we are happy to let them work together.
Q. Is this also for dance? Which all genres are included in Raga Labs?
A. Yes this is for dance also. We are currently able to do Carnatic, Hindustani, fusion, semi-classical/movie, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, pure instrumental, a cappella, jazz collaborations, and are constantly trying out new exciting genres! We encourage everyone from any culture or ethnicity, with any artistic skill in music or dance, in any genre, to apply.
For Dance Labs, the group must use music that they already own entirely and belongs to them, or they are free to use any of the 500 tracks available on the IndianRaga or Raga Labs channel that is produced by IndianRaga. If other tracks are used, the team runs the risk of the audio being muted, or facing legal action for violating copyright, both of which are not in our control, so we are unable to allow it.
Q. Is Raga Labs different from Fellowship? Is one better than the other?
A. Yes Raga Labs is different from Fellowship, and are both prestigious projects to be part of. Both programs are selective, not everyone who applies is able to do them. Raga Labs identifies the best talent at local or regional levels and brings them together either remotely or in person to do one project. Fellowship happens annually and brings talented artists together to work on an extended set of projects. Those who are unable to commit the amount of time required for Fellowship might find Raga Labs an easier, flexible option to start with. Many of our Fellows have been Raga Labs participants and continue to do them, and vice versa.