National: InterGlobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Enterprises, announced the launch of InterGlobe Heritage Fellowships 2023. The fellowships are an extension of InterGlobe Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness, preserve, and promote India’s diverse tangible and intangible heritage. Through these, the Foundation aims to encourage and support the documentation and research of India’s built, natural, and cultural heritage.
The InterGlobe Heritage Fellowships 2023 seeks to amplify local voices and throw light on current conditions to better understand heritage-driven development. The fellowships will be awarded to two photographers and are open to both emerging talent and established professionals. The selected fellows will get the opportunity to offer fresh perspectives on tangible and intangible heritage by documenting various aspects such as communities, local practices and rituals, built structures, traditions, and festivals through the medium of photo essays.
Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation, said, “At InterGlobe Foundation, we recognise the importance of embracing the responsibility to preserve and promote India’s heritage and culture. The fellowship initiative we launched last year was a great success, garnering significant interest from a number of individuals. We are delighted to launch the fellowship programme again this year, which aims to celebrate India’s diverse cultural ecosystem. InterGlobe Foundation actively supports efforts to preserve India’s heritage, and we hope that they serve as catalysts to inspire individuals and organisations to champion the cause of protecting and conserving our cherished heritage.”
The last date to apply for this year’s fellowship is September 15, 2023. For more details on the programme and to apply, please visit www.interglobe.com/fellowships-2023
InterGlobe Foundation launched the Heritage Fellowships in 2022 and gave researchers, journalists, architects, and other individuals an opportunity to explore previously undocumented aspects of Indian heritage and culture and help increase awareness of its lesser-known aspects. After a thorough selection process, two fellows were selected, and the projects undertaken were “Reviving the Lesser Known and Sidelined Musical Instruments” and “Beyond the Geological Magnanimity: Cultural Landscape of Lonar Crater.”