The Inlaks-Attakkalari Dance Studentship 2024.

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The Inlaks-Attakkalari Dance Studentship 2024.

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (ACMA), a project of the Attakkalari Public Charitable Trust of Contemporary Performing Arts, strives to make performing arts accessible to everyone, irrespective of their background. The Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a leading contemporary dance institution in India with an impeccable track record in imparting world-class education in Contemporary Dance and allied subjects including classical dance forms, stage technologies, art history, dance pedagogy and choreography.

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established in 1976 by Indoo Shivdasani to incorporate his existing philanthropic activities and to provide a permanent, independent body for the expansion of these activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in various fields to outstanding young Indians to enable them to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities, both abroad and in India. It prides itself on being open to a wide range of subjects, many of which are not covered by other fund-giving bodies. Over the last four decades, more than 460 scholars have benefited from overseas scholarships, while over 600 others have received awards and Inlaks Take-Off Grants in India and abroad


The Inlaks-Attakkalari Dance Studentship 2024.

Attakkalari and Inlaks seek to synergise their respective strengths and resources to focus on supporting an initiative that advances a common goal — providing internationally reputed training opportunities to talented and deserving youth who might otherwise be unable to afford it.Under this initiative, talented performing artists — particularly dance and movement artists— who wish to get comprehensive professional training of international standards will win a rare opportunity to earn a qualification from Attakkalari. The scheme aims to provide crucial support to dance artists who are talented, passionate and committed but have to curtail their dream due to financial constraints


Number of scholarships available: This year, the Inlaks-Attakkalari Dance Studentship 2024.will be offered to TWO eligible candidates from India who are offered admission to the Attakkalari Diploma in Movement Arts and Pedagogy through the selection process. (Total Duration 2 years)


Scope: The scholarship will cover the Rs.2,50,000 tuition fees for the first-year program and provide a sum of Rs. 50,000 for the student to cover their apprenticeship expenses in the second year in Bangalore.


Eligibility: Potential candidates from India who clear the auditions for the Attakkalari Diploma in Movement Arts and Pedagogy can apply for the scholarship. The applications will be scrutinised and assessed based on a predefined process


Last date for application: 09-08-2024 - 5pm



Scholarship application link:


Note: One must have successfully cleared the audition for the course before applying for the scholarship. You can register for the audition here if you have not yet cleared it.

Register yourself here for the auditions.

Eligibility, Audition & Application for the Course

The Diploma in Movement Arts and Pedagogy is aimed at young people who are passionate and committed to studying contemporary dance in a professional and academic setting with opportunities for gaining work experience through an apprenticeship programme. Entry into the programme is granted based on audition, application and interview. Aspiring dancers who are 16 years or above with a Plus 2 or equivalent qualification are eligible to apply.

For detailed course information please download the brochure

You can also audition online by sending a short video of you performing a solo, along with your CV to

If you belong to any other city/country and would like to participate in the auditions, do let us know by writing to us at or talk to us on +91-9972946273

For more information, please contact:

Phone: +91-9972946273  +91-080-41467690 (Land Phone -MON - FRI  10:30 am to 5:30 pm)

Photography Credits: David Coleman