Toto Funds The Arts – Call For Entries
We know it’s not always jam-packed auditoriums and shiny spotlights for you musicians, nor is it easy to fund a film that you, as a filmmaker, recently scripted. In a world where artists are constantly faced with challenges – from creative to financial or simply finding the right audience and opportunities – hope dawns through Toto Funds The Arts.
True to it’s name, TFA is a passionate initiative in the arts – be it music, creative writing, photography or films – that recognizes raw, potential talent, in search of success. What started as a tribute to Angirus ‘Toto’ Velani and an award in the category of music in 2005, soon grew to a multi-category yearly award ceremony. 2014 will see TFA’s 10th edition with categories including best photographers, writers, musicians, bands and short films.
Young musicians, singer/song writers and aspiring filmmakers are encouraged to enter Toto Music and Film Awards for a chance to win cash prizes upto INR 60,000 and be a part of their 10th Anniversary 3-day gala event in Bangalore early next year.
Criteria to watch out for:
Applicants must be Indian nationals and reside in India.
Applicants must have been born on or after 1 January 1984 to make the cut.
Deadline for application: 15 September 2013.
Musicians – For more details on how to enter visit Toto Music Awards: Call for Application
Filmmakers – For more details on how to enter visit Toto Awards in Short Films: Call for Applications
Take it from Kishore, lead vocalist of Adam and the Fish Eyed Poets – winners – Toto Music Awards 2013, “Winning Toto Music Awards this year was great, the people behind it are wonderful and genuinely care about supporting the arts. The prize money helped tremendously with doing things that weren’t possible before, like recording live drums and buying some competent gear. Participating was important to remind us to keep working on a certain standard of music. I’m aware that making English music isn’t really taken seriously around here yet, but it feels good to have something on the shelf that says you’re work isn’t completely unappreciated.”
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