The Indian Music Experience Museum opens applications for Youth Advisory Board
2022-23 second batch
The Indian Music Experience Museum (IME) has opened applications for the second batch of its Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for youth between 14 and 17 years of age, who are committed to make IME more youth-centred and inclusive. IME formed India’s first ever YAB in a recent collaboration with the British Council and the ReReeti Foundation under the Our Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) Programme. Applicants should be a resident of Bengaluru, must commit four to six hours per week. Shortlisted applicants will be intimated to attend a virtual panel interview. Anyone studying in Grade 8 to 12, conversant in English with Kannada or another Indian language can apply for the second batch of YBA for a period of six months. On completion of this programme, the members will receive a letter of recommendation and a certificate from the IME which can be used in college applications and for their future career. Last date for filling applications is 20 July 2022.
“India’s only interactive music museum, the Indian Music Experience has been focusing on creating engaging programmes for young adults. The Youth Advisory Board is one such programme that was formed with a vision to reflect the creativity and concerns of the youth in the museum’s offerings and programming. During the course of this six month internship, these young adults take the initiative to make the museum more accessible and approachable to audiences by bringing in fresh and unique perspectives. The YAB programme provides a platform for young artists to share, collaborate, critique and amplify their work in a nurturing environment. The programme aims to build a strong community of like-minded people, where the young adults take part in the activities of the museum. It also offers them an opportunity to excel in strategic thinking, decision-making, and leadership skills.” Said Mansai Prasad, Museum Director, Indian Music Foundation Museum.
“The members will develop plans for programming, online engagement and communications at IME. They will organise a minimum of two of their own youth-focussed events across their tenure. The first batch of YAB had created an Instagram account that covers all the IME activities and events that are run by the youth. The second batch is expected to continue the account with new upcoming content and work. Additionally, they will work on the implementation of a set of recommendations developed by the previous Youth Advisory Board.” Manasi Prasad added.
About the Indian Music Experience Museum The Indian Music Experience Museum (IME) is India’s only interactive music museum. The IME is an initiative of the non-profit Indian Music Experience Trust, supported by the Brigade Group. The vision of the museum is to increase the understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Indian music, from the traditional to the contemporary through exhibits, performances and learning activities. You can find more details at www.indianmusicexperience.org.
About British Council The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. About the OSCH Programme Our Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) is a youth-led programme that explores the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia. OSCH is designed to amplify the voices of young people of South Asian descent, and their aim is to support youth communities through the sharing of histories and new experiences to explore belonging and identity together. About ReReeti Foundation ReReeti Foundation works closely with museums, cultural organisations and heritage sites to meaningfully engage with their audience. Our interdisciplinary team builds strategic solutions that empower our clients to reach their maximum potential. Find out more: www.rereeti.org.