Are you someone who loves walking into lesser known, overlooked or simply forgotten places in your hometown and spending hours creating and recreating the stories that inhabit these spaces and writing about them? Is spending your time strolling down alleys and by-lanes your idea of a fun evening? Would you like to work with a unique museum in your neighbourhood and create innovative experiences for its visitors?
If yes, you are the Explorer we are looking for. Apply to become a Sahapedia Explore Fellow today!
About the Fellowship
The Sahapedia EXPLORE Fellowship is a collaborative project to encourage fresh research on tangible heritage across select cities and towns in India. The Fellowship is a way to both support research on the arts and cultural diversity of India, and to encourage field practitioners and young scholars to identify from their perspectives what needs to be documented about their hometowns. The Fellowship is unique in that it also includes museums in its ambit, with the aim to help create a supporting ecosystem for museums in their work with communities and practices that often do not get the attention they deserve.
The Fellowship looks for local residents from select cities and towns to take on a 5 month task of carrying out a cultural mapping exercise for their hometown to help residents and travellers explore a city’s heritage. This Fellowship, spanning across Mapping, Outreach and Experiences, includes –
Mapping and documenting some of your hometown’s lesser known aspects – especially of tangible heritage - and compiling them into formats that can be widely disseminated. The Fellow will work closely with the Sahapedia team to carry out this Cultural Mapping.
And in some select cases,
Working with a local museum to help it achieve its goal of becoming a living cultural hub. The Fellow, guided by Sahapedia, will work with a partner museum and will be engaged in one or more of – Research & writing, Designing experiences for the museums’ visitors, Outreach and digital marketing campaigns.
This Fellowship is being offered in English only –
All deliverables have to be originally created and submitted in English