7th December 2023

Introducing our Digital Bursary Holders, Kayva and Tarla

In July, we were excited to announce Sampad’s Digital Arts Bursary, an opportunity for a South Asian artist from any artistic field interested in exploring and using creative digital technology in producing new artistic work. The bursary aims to support artists to foster innovation in South Asian arts.

We were really impressed with the applications however two artists really stood out to us so we decided to award the bursary to two artists, Kavya and Tarla.

Kavya, who is a dancer, choreographer, performer and events manager, practices Bharatanatyam with a multidisciplinary approach. Tarla is interested in memory and heritage, incorporating lens-based media, new technology, and sound to create innovative pieces.

Both Kavya and Tarla will have the opportunity to embark on a creative journey supported by the Sampad Arts Bursary. This bursary will provide them with £1500 to be used to explore new mediums and push the boundaries of their artistic practice.

Meet Kavya and Tarla, and find out what they plan to do with the bursary in the video below: