Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2018-19 for Child Artists

Published on : 17 Aug 2018
Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme is for child artists from 10-14 years of age. Students receive a monthly stipend as well as fees for expert training under this program. The scheme offers facilities to outstanding students so that they can expand their abilities and talent.

Click here to check the list of short-listed candidates for the interview round.

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2018 Latest Notification: The last date to apply for the scholarship was 31st January 2018. CCRT released the list of short-listed candidates recently and called them to attend the Bhubaneswar Venue.

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme: Quick Overview

Deadline 31 Jan 2018
Class / Course Writing, Art
Scholarship Type ALL
Awarded Amount ₹ 3,600 per annum and reimbursement of up to ₹ 9,000
Age Limit 10 - 14 Years
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Eligibility Criteria

Read the eligibility criteria before applying for the scholarship. Students who are between ages 10-14 and meet the following requirements can apply: -

  • Studying in well-known schools of India
  • Having a traditional, performing arts, or any other arts-related background
  • A minimum experience of 3 years with an institute or Guru
  • A certain level of proficiency in the relevant art form

Benefits under the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship is ₹300 per month for students who are taking specialized training at the same place as academic studies. Other than this the children also receive tuition fee reimbursement for their training in the institution.

The scheme offers a total of 650 awards at the National level.  Here’s the division of those 650 awards: -


No. of Scholarships

Differently Abled Children


Children Belonging To Creative Writing And Literary Art Field



Scheduled Tribe/Tribal Culture Children


Children From Traditional Arts Families


General Scholarships




How to Apply

Candidates can submit the application via post and by following these steps: -

  • Visit the official Cultural Talent Search website.
  • Scroll down to download the application form.
  • Fill out all the personal and training details.
  • Send the application form with the necessary documents to this address: -

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
15-A, Sector 7,
Dwarka, New Delhi- 110075

Essential Documents

There is a different document required for every art form under the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme: -

Performing Arts – A certificate from the institute/Guru with clear details about the training period. Resume of the Guru/Mentor providing the training.

Painting- 3 latest specimens of the artwork, either original or photocopy and get it signed by the Guru/Institute. Attach the institute/Guru’s resume as well.

Craft/Sculpture- Submit the institute/Guru’s resume along with3 latest pictures of the latest work. 

Terms and Conditions

Every applicant must be aware of the following terms and conditions: -

  • Children with a monthly family income less than ₹8,000 will receive preference.
  • The child’s parent or guardian will get the scholarship amount.
  • Applicants will get a call for the interview round once short-listed.
  • The interview round will take place in May 2018.
  • Only a maximum of 3 students from the same institute or Guru is eligible for the scholarship.
  • Students who already have a Centre for Cultural Research and Training (CCRT) scholarship will not get the reward.
  • Applications with irrelevant or incomplete information will not receive the reward. Same applies to applications that do not include enclosed documents.