Every year CWIT offers up to 10 long term awards, aiming at giving early to mid career practitioners a chance to study or gain wider experience and exposure. The balance between Arts and Heritage Conservation varies from year to year depending on demand and performance at interview.
The awards, which are generally from 2–3 months up to a maximum of a year, cover accommodation and living costs in the UK, fees and a contribution to international fares. CWIT does not support two year courses.
Applications for the Charles Wallace India Trust Awards for the session 2018-19 will open on 01 August 2017
Please note: Since the London School of Performing Arts (LISPA) has now moved its courses to Berlin, CWIT will no longer offer scholarships to attend them. We have agreed to reconsider if LISPA move their course back to London.
Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their applications. Successful candidates will be invited to the British Council in Delhi for an interview in February 2018.
The applicant should:
- be an Indian citizen living in India
- be aged between 25 and 38
- have a first degree, diploma or professional qualification in their specialization. CWIT prefers applicants with significant working experience
- have not received a CWIT grant within the last five years.
CWIT covers the following Arts and Heritage Conservation fields of study:
- Visual Arts
- Performance, e.g. Dance, Drama, Music, Directing
- Film - including Script Writing and Direction
- Design (but not Architecture)
- Art History
- Conservation architecture
- Management of heritage projects or sites
- Conservation of materials such as timber, stone, metal (including metal structures, armour and artefacts), paintings, photographs and film. Internships for painting conservators are sometimes hosted at the Tate conservation department. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conservation of landscape
- Management of museums and collections
- Engineering, in relation to conservation of heritage buildings and structures
Your application form should include a Statement of Purpose (not more than 2 pages), stating clearly which course you plan to follow, what you want to do in the UK and how you plan to put this into use on returning to India.
You will also need:
Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their applications and will be invited to the British Council for an interview in New Delhi in February 2018. The panels of Indian experts are chaired by CWIT. Results of the interviews are announced in early April.