West Zone Culturel Centre the following SCHEMES OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE UNDER GRANT-IN-AID:
1. National Cultural Exchange Programme
2. Guru-Shishya Prampara
3. Theatre Rejuvenation Scheme
4. Young Talented Artists Scheme
6. Octave Programme of North East regions.
Apart from these schemes, the West Zone Cultural Centre also organizes other cultural programmes using funds generated through interest earned on the corpus and from money raised through other sources. These programmes normally include workshops & exhibitions of tribal traditional and contemporary arts i.e Panting sculpture, graphics/ printmaking for youth studying in educational and freelance. Festivals, workshops, seminars, lecture cum detonation etc are also organized to preserve & promote traditional folk, tribal, contemporary and classical art forms. The participants of the programmes of wzcc are performing arêtes, contemporary youth, children artist with disabilities. Centre collaboration various programmes with the Govt. depts, educational/ cultural and no. member states to reach a maximum number of people through participation in traditional fairs & festivals and other cultural activities
NATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME (NCEP)
NCEP is meant to exchange of performing artists, craftsmen, painters, sculptors, etc. and to cover the interaction of scholars, academicians, writers, musicologists, experts in folk traditions and exponents of any cultural activity. It will include seminars, exhibitions, aand workshops.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS SCHEME ARE :
To facilitate cultural curiosity of one region for another within the country, it is vital to undertake an exchange of cultural groups/experts between State and regions in the field of performing/visual/literary arts and to ensure cultural integrity of the country.
To foster a sense of oneness in the whole and thereby help to promote mutual understanding and appreciation of the different people with different traditions, customs, cultures and artistic talents.
This programme has acted as an important instrument for national integration and communal harmony. The WZCC has been inviting artists, craftsmen, theatre groups, painters, etc. in its major festivals like Shilpgram Utsav, Folk Festival, Umang, Traditional Festivals and also sponsoring artists and craftsmen etc. to other ZCCs in their important festivals as per their requirements.
The sponsoring ZCCs bears the remuneration & travel expenditure while the host ZCC provides for the local hospitality. The remuneration to be paid to the folk artists/craftsmen for the NCEP programmes is fixed by Govt. of India from time to time.
Indian Culture has great tradition of Gurukul. Guru Shishya Parampara envisages great masters to impart knowledge to their disciples in the true traditions of “Guru Shishya Parampara”
The Ministry of Culture has noted the importance of the great cultural traditions of India and started the Guru Shishya Parampara in 1990-91.The objective of this scheme was to preserve and promote the rich cultural traditions. There are a lot of rare and vanishing art forms in India, which need to be encouraged through this scheme. It is essential that young talents should be nurtured to acquire skills in their chosen field of art under the guidance of experts and masters (Gurus).The various art fields where Guru Shishya Parampara can be implemented include traditional folk and classical artforms On behalf of MOC, the scheme would be executed at the level of ZCCs.
The Guru Shishya Parampara scheme in the identified art fields could be for a period of two years, subject to further extension of one year at the maximum. There will be one expert as Guru with one accompanist and 4 pupils in each identified art form. Maximum 16.
SCALE OF PAYMENT
As per the terms and conditions received from Govt. of India, the honorarium/scholarship is to be paid to the Guru, one accompanist and to the disciples after receiving the quarterly progress report from the Guru.
Their daily attendance is to be verified by the Guru. The scales of payment are as under: –
“The financial assistance for the Gurus could be Rs. 5,000/- per month and one accompanist could be offered Rs. 2500/- per month. Selected pupils would be given a scholarship of Rs. 1000/- per month”.
PROCEDURE OF FORWARDING APPLICATION TO ZCC
The applications should be sent to respective ZCCs through the concerning Directorate of Cultural Affairs of concerned state or directly by the applicant Guru/ institution. Their application should include a brief description of the art form along with justification to start the Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme.