Art & Culture

Toto Funds the Arts, Call for entries

Are you a budding writer, photographer, musician? Its time to get your talent noticed by the right people. Read on to know how.

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invites submissions for its sixth annual arts awards for young photographers, writers, musicians and bands. There are five awards to be won –  one for music (Rs 50,000), two for photography (Rs 25,000 each), and two for creative writing (Rs 25,000 each).  

TFA was founded in 2004, in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani who was intensely passionate about music, literature, films and the arts. Toto’s untimely demise spurred his family and friends to create a non-profit foundation that would encourage the young to give expression to their artistic ideas. The annual TOTO awards are intended to recognize excellence in the fields of photography, music and creative writing.

All submissions must be original and must be received before October 24, 2009. Young persons from all over India between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible to apply. Full details about eligibility and the application process for each award category can be found at OR can be obtained on request from

Applicants are requested to send it their submissions only after checking the details pertaining to the application process. 


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