Two Indians along with 17 others have been selected this year to undertake UK-based fellowship programmes in the fields of art and culture.
Pooja Sood, an art management consultant, and Atul Kumar Mittal, a Mumbai-based theatre artist, are among the 19 foreign scholars who have been shortlisted by the Clore Fellowships out of 70 applicants from across the globe.
Sood is the director of KHOJ International Artists’ Association, while Mittal is the Artistic Director of ‘The Company Theatre´ and Director of ‘Workspace´, an international group of performing arts.
“Our final selection was not an easy task. But I believe we have chosen nineteen outstanding fellows who represent the nations in all their diversity, the art forms and the huge range of organisations that underpin the arts, in the UK,” Sir John Tusa, Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme said.
“They are entirely committed to their arts, to their audiences, to their ideals. We look forward hugely to working with them to realise their ambitions in the months ahead,” Tusa said.
The Clore Fellowships is founded and supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation. The major funding partners for the programme included the Clore Duffield Foundation, the Cultural Leadership Programme, Advantage West Midlands, Arts Council of Wales, Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Welcome Trust.